Chris Needs His Village
Organized by: Mariela Salas
Looks like we could use a little help from our friends after all.
Chris is on a flight to Freetown tomorrow evening and should be in by Saturday afternoon. It's been a long hard week. Lots of hugs, tears and reminiscing about his beloved father...and thousands of dollars already spent.
The expenses directly related to the funeral were just a few thousand but the real expense is in accommodating the few hundred people that will be showing up for the funeral with food and drink and other entertainment and recess related expenses! This month in particular for us was very tight as we were working on putting down some serious money into a down payment for a house and so our money was tied into that.
We've contributed $10,000 for the funeral and that isn't including travel expenses. We now see why people take out insurance policies on their parents and do "Go Fund" me campaigns when a loved one dies.
So we are gently requesting our friends and loved ones to come through with some emergency cash.
This experience has really tested us emotionally and financially - we could really use the help of our village! Anything you can do is greatly appreciated.