After Carla Velasquez’ family lost their home to a fire, a group of kindhearted island residents is organizing a fundraising event on Friday, November 24th to raise much-needed funds to help them. The event is scheduled to start at 7PM at the Central Park, and it will include a bake sale, with free kids and adult movies. All proceeds will go towards the reconstruction of Velasquez’ home.

Organizers Dalia Alamilla and Sarah Bol from Starfish Camp are looking forward to everyone’s support on the day of the activity, and they invite the entire community to attend this worthy cause. They are still accepting donations for the fundraising in the form of baked goods, cheese dip, sodas, and even monetary contributions. Anyone interested can reach Lara Goldman, one of the volunteers helping with the event at 670-5272.

Velasquez has a daughter who attends San Pedro High School and an autistic son who goes to Ambergris Caye Elementary School. She says that the community has been very kind. “People have helped us with our basic needs, like household items and a place to stay. Now we need construction materials to start building our home,” she said. This will be the second fundraiser held for the family. On November 2nd a dollar drive was held by Reef Radio, which along with other monetary donations, yielding $4,000.

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