Benneta Betbadal Memorial Fund

$97,996 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,720 people in 36 months
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Arlen Verdehyou
on behalf of Arlen Verdehyou
 RIALTO, CA
Benneta Betbadal was born in Iran in 1969. She fled to America at the age of 18 to escape Islamic extremism and the persecution of Christians that followed the Iranian Revolution. Benneta initially settled in New York City, eventually moving to California and marrying her husband, Arlen Verdehyou, a police officer. They moved to Rialto, California and had three children, now ages 10, 12, and 15.

Benneta graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona with a degree in Chemestry. She accepted a position as an inspector for the San Bernardino County Health Department where she has served for many years. Benneta was proud to work for the people of San Bernardino County. She loved her job, her community, and her country. Her greatest love, however, was for her husband, her children, and her large extended family.

Benneta left the house Wednesday morning, excited to attend her Department's annual meeting. It is the ultimate irony that her life would be stolen from her that day by what appears to be the same type of extremism that she fled so many years ago.

This is fund will be used to benefit Benneta's children, as they and the family adapt to life without her.
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Dawn Marie Stager
36 months ago

My husband and I own Pull Up A Chair Event a Rentals and would love to help with rental needs for any services that may happen in the coming weeks. We are heartbroken for the families and want to help anyway we can.

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Erin Hatch Neal
36 months ago

I am part of a group of moms that support other moms in need. We call ourselves the Lil Mamas. One of our members lost her husband in this horrible shooting & we are the ones that organized an online fundraiser for his 6 children. Now that we've meet & exceeded goals for that, we thought we would help some of the other mamas struggling through this senseless tragedy. My heart is breaking for you & your children. #mamafamilyforever

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36 months ago
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As an Assyrian mother, my heart aches deeply for your family. My parents too fled Iran for a better future. Your mother sacrificed everything so that her children would have the freedoms she did not in Iran. You 3 children are your mothers legacy. I pray for the pain won't hurt so bad very soon. My family is grieving with yours.

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Bailee Johnson
36 months ago
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Is there any information regarding her memorial? My family owned a local restaurant and we would like to pay our respects to Benetta and her family. Thank you!

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Jennifer Wise
36 months ago
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As a Christian who has lived around the world.. I know that it is easier for many Americans to take our Freedom of Religion and Speech here in the USA for granted.. I remember the 1979 Iran Revolution ( I was in the Mediterranean in Nov 1979 when the US Embassy was overthrown) and I have met Iranian Jews and Christians over the years here in the USA. I did not specifically know this family.. but this is an attack on America, and as a Christian.. an attack on the family of God. My prayers are with you. Please find the joy in this season as best as you are able and remember her life and not her death. Psalm 91.

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Lorene Contreras Santoyo
36 months ago
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May you be comforted by God's blanket of peace, during this difficult time. I will be praying for your family as I receive the Holy Eucharist this weekend, and throughout this Advent season. Please let me know if you, or your family members would like someone to pray with you. I work at your daughters school, if she ever needs anything I'm close by. Blessings.

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Carla E Lazar
36 months ago
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God Bless you all for helping this family....they called for help & help came running in less than 24hrs

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Alex N Marci Fajardo
36 months ago
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Hi Jolene, my name is Marci Fajardo. I met you and your mom a few years ago when she signed you up for Winter Camp at our church, Calvary Chapel Rialto. My daughter, Sarilyn and I remember you and have been praying for you and your family daily. Also, I got to talk to your mom at Back to School night at the high school. She sat in front of us and had a nice chat. She was happy and nervous for you to start high school. She was a genuinely nice and humble woman and you were blessed to be able to call her "mom". Know that she wanted you to know Jesus and grow in His grace. She had mentioned that she wanted to get back to church. Be comforted knowing that Jesus knows your pain and that your mom is safely and joyfully in His arms, (((((hugs)))) Fajardo Family, Alex, Marci, Jacob and Sarilyn

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Dolores Miranda
36 months ago
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In this terrible time it is so heart warming to see all the love for this family.. May we all continue to love one another.. And pray for peace and love.. May your beautiful mother rest in the arms of Jesus.

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Samantha Sales
36 months ago
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My heart goes out to Arlen and the kids. Benneta was such a kind woman. Please keep us informed of a memorial service.

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Kathleen Anne Noehren
36 months ago
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My heart goes out to Benneta's family and friends. Thank you for setting up this account to help them. If the family needs grief therapy they should definitely use the funds for that too. This is all even more tragic when one realizes that she came here to escape persecution. Bless your heart and theirs.

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Alex N Marci Fajardo
36 months ago
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Praying for your family. I was privileged to talk with Bennetta a few times and knew she was a sweet woman who loved her children. I am confident she is in the arms of Jesus...praying for His peace and comfort.

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Brian Martin
36 months ago
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Arlen my deepest condolences to you and your family. It breaks my heart to hear this terrible news.

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Dean Narvaez
36 months ago
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Arlen, my condolences. Not sure you remember me but my prayers are with you and your family.

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Darwin Roobinadeh
36 months ago
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Losing someone is always hard for everyone, especially when you need to deal with deep emotions when getting reminded about the loss of loved ones. I am at a loss for adequate words to express my sadness for those who left behind, had the blessed opportunity of knowing her and I know heaven just received one of the most special angels. Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. My most heartfelt condolences

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Sargon Tavour
36 months ago
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I want to thank the deputy who started this and all he has done for the family. Thank you for all the updates. You are a true Christian and may God bless you and your family. And may God give Arlen and the kids strength while going through this grief and heart breaking tragedy.

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Denise Marie Maddox
36 months ago
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Im so sorry for your loss and your prayers has being sent..

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Aimee Herd
36 months ago

Dear Benneta's family, may all these caring comments and support help to bring comfort to each of you. My heart goes out to you, as in the last year I lost both my mother and my father; but not to such a heartbreaking circumstance as a terror attack. I will be praying that each of you will carry the torch of Benneta's faith and love, giving all you cannot handle to the Lord, letting Him carry you every day.

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Arvin Younan
36 months ago

Sierra Clayborn... im Arlens cousin and this is NOT a scam. Please dont spread rumors and this is not a time or a place to joke and say this sort of thing, Please get your facts straight! And i guarantee you if this was a scam Arlen and his relatives would be the first to sound the alarm. And thank you to all supporters and well wishes. This is a tragedy not just for the family but for all Americans. God bless all families involved. Benneta was a loving mother, wife,cousin and friend to many people. She will be dearly missed and remembered by all.

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Richard Roy Blake
28 months ago

If you are in contact with any of the families of the victims of the San Bernadino Christmas terror attack please pass this information on to them. For too long those Islamic leaders and “scholars” have inspired others to undertake terrorist attacks and been insulated from any responsibility for those attacks. I would urge families of the San Bernadino terror attack victims to seek to file wrongful death lawsuits naming those who inspired the San Bernadino terrorists including “Islam Online,” Al Basheer Publications and Translations (a Colorado LLC), Saudi royal family and crony Homaidan Al-Turki, the Denver Islamic Society, and its principals and registered agents, other entities connected to Awlaki, perhaps San Bernadino area Islamic institutions, and even Youtube. As a former paralegal and often successful pro-se attorney I am convinced that all of these entities and individuals are vulnerable to wrongful death actions due to the following circumstances. Remember in a civil case a preponderance of the evidence is sufficient, reasonable doubt only applies in criminal cases. In an article entitled “California massacre links back to influence of al-Awlaki” which ran in Washington Post on December 19, 2015 and was reprinted in the Denver Post it was reported that the San Bernadino terrorists were inspired to carry out their attacks by speeches, tapes and/or CDs made by Islamic “scholar” and Denver Islamic Society imam Anwar al-Awlaki. The terrorists were able to view these speeches, etc., despite the fact that Awlaki was killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011 due to their proliferation by Al Basheer, Islam Online, YouTube and others. Al Basheer Publications and Translations LLC was Awlaki’s primary publisher. Al Basheer’s principal is Homaidan al-Turki who is also the founder of the Denver Islamic Society. Al Basheer’s website routes to the “Islam Online” website. On the “Islam Online” website speeches, tapes and CDs from Awlaki continued to be available as of July 31, 2016 and in all likelihood are still available to impressionable would-be terrorists. Despite the fact that they have been informed that Awlaki’s tapes have been used to inspire terrorists, Youtube continues to host a massive amount of material from him including one series that is 168 tapes long. I would urge the families of the San Bernadino terrorist attack to contact local attorneys with this information. If you cannot find an attorney brave enough to take the case, please message me and I will get you sufficient information to pursue the case acting as your own attorney, (pro per in California).

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R.I.P... a tru assyrian my your soul rest in peace and god bless your family...

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Dawn Marie Stager
36 months ago

My husband and I own Pull Up A Chair Event a Rentals and would love to help with rental needs for any services that may happen in the coming weeks. We are heartbroken for the families and want to help anyway we can.

+ Read More
Erin Hatch Neal
36 months ago

I am part of a group of moms that support other moms in need. We call ourselves the Lil Mamas. One of our members lost her husband in this horrible shooting & we are the ones that organized an online fundraiser for his 6 children. Now that we've meet & exceeded goals for that, we thought we would help some of the other mamas struggling through this senseless tragedy. My heart is breaking for you & your children. #mamafamilyforever

+ Read More
36 months ago
7
7

As an Assyrian mother, my heart aches deeply for your family. My parents too fled Iran for a better future. Your mother sacrificed everything so that her children would have the freedoms she did not in Iran. You 3 children are your mothers legacy. I pray for the pain won't hurt so bad very soon. My family is grieving with yours.

+ Read More
Bailee Johnson
36 months ago
6
6

Is there any information regarding her memorial? My family owned a local restaurant and we would like to pay our respects to Benetta and her family. Thank you!

+ Read More
Jennifer Wise
36 months ago
3
3

As a Christian who has lived around the world.. I know that it is easier for many Americans to take our Freedom of Religion and Speech here in the USA for granted.. I remember the 1979 Iran Revolution ( I was in the Mediterranean in Nov 1979 when the US Embassy was overthrown) and I have met Iranian Jews and Christians over the years here in the USA. I did not specifically know this family.. but this is an attack on America, and as a Christian.. an attack on the family of God. My prayers are with you. Please find the joy in this season as best as you are able and remember her life and not her death. Psalm 91.

+ Read More
Lorene Contreras Santoyo
36 months ago
3
3

May you be comforted by God's blanket of peace, during this difficult time. I will be praying for your family as I receive the Holy Eucharist this weekend, and throughout this Advent season. Please let me know if you, or your family members would like someone to pray with you. I work at your daughters school, if she ever needs anything I'm close by. Blessings.

+ Read More
Carla E Lazar
36 months ago
3
3

God Bless you all for helping this family....they called for help & help came running in less than 24hrs

+ Read More
Alex N Marci Fajardo
36 months ago
2
2

Hi Jolene, my name is Marci Fajardo. I met you and your mom a few years ago when she signed you up for Winter Camp at our church, Calvary Chapel Rialto. My daughter, Sarilyn and I remember you and have been praying for you and your family daily. Also, I got to talk to your mom at Back to School night at the high school. She sat in front of us and had a nice chat. She was happy and nervous for you to start high school. She was a genuinely nice and humble woman and you were blessed to be able to call her "mom". Know that she wanted you to know Jesus and grow in His grace. She had mentioned that she wanted to get back to church. Be comforted knowing that Jesus knows your pain and that your mom is safely and joyfully in His arms, (((((hugs)))) Fajardo Family, Alex, Marci, Jacob and Sarilyn

+ Read More
Dolores Miranda
36 months ago
2
2

In this terrible time it is so heart warming to see all the love for this family.. May we all continue to love one another.. And pray for peace and love.. May your beautiful mother rest in the arms of Jesus.

+ Read More
Samantha Sales
36 months ago
2
2

My heart goes out to Arlen and the kids. Benneta was such a kind woman. Please keep us informed of a memorial service.

+ Read More
Kathleen Anne Noehren
36 months ago
2
2

My heart goes out to Benneta's family and friends. Thank you for setting up this account to help them. If the family needs grief therapy they should definitely use the funds for that too. This is all even more tragic when one realizes that she came here to escape persecution. Bless your heart and theirs.

+ Read More
Alex N Marci Fajardo
36 months ago
2
2

Praying for your family. I was privileged to talk with Bennetta a few times and knew she was a sweet woman who loved her children. I am confident she is in the arms of Jesus...praying for His peace and comfort.

+ Read More
Brian Martin
36 months ago
2
2

Arlen my deepest condolences to you and your family. It breaks my heart to hear this terrible news.

+ Read More
Dean Narvaez
36 months ago
2
2

Arlen, my condolences. Not sure you remember me but my prayers are with you and your family.

+ Read More
Darwin Roobinadeh
36 months ago
2
2

Losing someone is always hard for everyone, especially when you need to deal with deep emotions when getting reminded about the loss of loved ones. I am at a loss for adequate words to express my sadness for those who left behind, had the blessed opportunity of knowing her and I know heaven just received one of the most special angels. Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. My most heartfelt condolences

+ Read More
Sargon Tavour
36 months ago
1
1

I want to thank the deputy who started this and all he has done for the family. Thank you for all the updates. You are a true Christian and may God bless you and your family. And may God give Arlen and the kids strength while going through this grief and heart breaking tragedy.

+ Read More
Denise Marie Maddox
36 months ago
1
1

Im so sorry for your loss and your prayers has being sent..

+ Read More
Aimee Herd
36 months ago

Dear Benneta's family, may all these caring comments and support help to bring comfort to each of you. My heart goes out to you, as in the last year I lost both my mother and my father; but not to such a heartbreaking circumstance as a terror attack. I will be praying that each of you will carry the torch of Benneta's faith and love, giving all you cannot handle to the Lord, letting Him carry you every day.

+ Read More
Arvin Younan
36 months ago

Sierra Clayborn... im Arlens cousin and this is NOT a scam. Please dont spread rumors and this is not a time or a place to joke and say this sort of thing, Please get your facts straight! And i guarantee you if this was a scam Arlen and his relatives would be the first to sound the alarm. And thank you to all supporters and well wishes. This is a tragedy not just for the family but for all Americans. God bless all families involved. Benneta was a loving mother, wife,cousin and friend to many people. She will be dearly missed and remembered by all.

+ Read More
Richard Roy Blake
28 months ago

If you are in contact with any of the families of the victims of the San Bernadino Christmas terror attack please pass this information on to them. For too long those Islamic leaders and “scholars” have inspired others to undertake terrorist attacks and been insulated from any responsibility for those attacks. I would urge families of the San Bernadino terror attack victims to seek to file wrongful death lawsuits naming those who inspired the San Bernadino terrorists including “Islam Online,” Al Basheer Publications and Translations (a Colorado LLC), Saudi royal family and crony Homaidan Al-Turki, the Denver Islamic Society, and its principals and registered agents, other entities connected to Awlaki, perhaps San Bernadino area Islamic institutions, and even Youtube. As a former paralegal and often successful pro-se attorney I am convinced that all of these entities and individuals are vulnerable to wrongful death actions due to the following circumstances. Remember in a civil case a preponderance of the evidence is sufficient, reasonable doubt only applies in criminal cases. In an article entitled “California massacre links back to influence of al-Awlaki” which ran in Washington Post on December 19, 2015 and was reprinted in the Denver Post it was reported that the San Bernadino terrorists were inspired to carry out their attacks by speeches, tapes and/or CDs made by Islamic “scholar” and Denver Islamic Society imam Anwar al-Awlaki. The terrorists were able to view these speeches, etc., despite the fact that Awlaki was killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011 due to their proliferation by Al Basheer, Islam Online, YouTube and others. Al Basheer Publications and Translations LLC was Awlaki’s primary publisher. Al Basheer’s principal is Homaidan al-Turki who is also the founder of the Denver Islamic Society. Al Basheer’s website routes to the “Islam Online” website. On the “Islam Online” website speeches, tapes and CDs from Awlaki continued to be available as of July 31, 2016 and in all likelihood are still available to impressionable would-be terrorists. Despite the fact that they have been informed that Awlaki’s tapes have been used to inspire terrorists, Youtube continues to host a massive amount of material from him including one series that is 168 tapes long. I would urge the families of the San Bernadino terrorist attack to contact local attorneys with this information. If you cannot find an attorney brave enough to take the case, please message me and I will get you sufficient information to pursue the case acting as your own attorney, (pro per in California).

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