Fundraiser for Families Involved in “horrific car accident in Hyattsville”

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From an email:

“I am a teacher at Brightwood Education Campus. We had several families affected by the car crash in Hyattsville last weekend. One of our kindergartners passed away. We have a first grade student who is still in critical condition, as well as several parents and siblings who were seriously injured. The school is raising money to help the families with funeral costs and medical care for the families involved. Could you share the link with readers who may be interested in donating?”

On Sunday, November 8, 2015, there was a horrific car accident in Hyattsville, Maryland that involved a church van and a truck, where four people died and fourteen others were injured.

Sadly, Stanley Gomez-Rodriguez, a kindergartener, at Brightwood Education Campus, died as a result of the accident. In addition, her mother and baby sister were also critically injured.

Unfortunately, there was another family from our school in the accident. Diana Rodriguez, a first grader, and her brother, Freddie Rodriquez, a fourth grader, and their parents were also severely injured in the accident.

Our school (Brightwood Education Campus, Washington, DC) is seeking immediate donations to help these families cover burial expenses for Stanley and medical expenses for those who have been hospitalized. Prior to the accident, these families were surviving on meager incomes. Your contributions will be used solely to help defray the cost of the funeral and to aid those who will need medical treatment over the weeks and months to come.

We hope you will reach deep within your hearts to help us support these families during their time of crisis. In advance, we thank you for your support and your generosity.

If you are able you can make a donation here.

2 Comment

  • What a nightmare, I feel horrible for these families. We shouldn’t be surprised though, with how this region treats drivers accused of crimes in their vehicles. This guy appears to have had multiple DUIs and hit and runs on his record already. If anything I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more.
    In fact, the evil human who mowed down a former Navy SEAL in Bethesda will be back on the road ready to murder again in a year.

  • Thanks for posting this – it’s been depressing me all week and I had no idea affected families lived so close by. It’s no solace in the face of senseless tragedy but it helps to be able to do something.

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