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In Memory of Junior Kaled

2018 Ayiti Academy Student

 

It is with great sadness that we inform our FFCC community that one of our Ayiti Academy students was tragically killed. Junior Kaled was robbed, shot and killed on Friday, June 1st in Haiti. Words cannot express our sadness and loss for the family, the Academy students and the many FFCC volunteers who had the joy of getting to know this incredible young man.   Junior worked alongside the different FFCC teams over this last year and a half and was a tremendous blessing to the Academy student team.   Junior was so excited when he received the news that he had been accepted into the Ayiti Academy Program and was looking forward to beginning his degree in Business this fall.   Junior lived with his mother and 2 older siblings.  In talking with Junior's mother after he had passed away, she said "We were talking that morning and Junior said he was so happy because he was going to start a new life with FFCC because they were going to send him to school."  He told his mother not to worry about his education, that soon he would be able to take care of her. Everything changed that evening.

As a result of Junior's death FFCC would like to help and support the family with a financial gift, words of encouragement and prayers.  Phil and the team will be leaving for Haiti on July 20th. 

Here are the different ways you can participate and support the family and the Ayiti Academy Program:

a.) Send a card or email to Phil Harris, Director of FFCC, with your words to the family. Phil will deliver the package to the family when he travels in July.  All cards need to be dropped off at Dream Dinners, 12218 Poway Road, Ste 100, Poway (858) 679-3732 and emails need to be sent by July 19th (philffcc@san.rr.com). 

b.) Make a donation to the Kaled family to help cover medical and funeral expenses.

c.) Make a donation to the Ayiti Academy Program to continue the investment and educational opportunities into these young people's lives.

d.) Dream Dinners in Poway and San Marcos will be hosting a fundraiser for Junior's family and the Ayiti Academy Program beginning June 18 thru July 18.  Your purchase of meals for your family can provide up to $30 towards our fundraising goal. These are the available dates. To participate in the Dream Dinner fundraiser click the preferred store for more information and the selection of meals. Click the appropriate date for a flyer with more details. 

Dream Dinners, San Marcos Dream Dinners, Poway
Monday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 30th at 11:00 a.m.  Monday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, July 11th at 7:30 p.m.  Monday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m. 

 

Our goal is to raise $3,000 for the Kaled family and $5,000 for the Academy Program.

To make a donation via Pay Pal click here and designate your donation to "the Kaled Family" and/or the "Ayiti Academy"

To make a donation via a check send your donation to:

FFCC

12463 Rancho Bernardo Road, PMB #158

San Diego, CA 92128

Note your designation in the memo of your check. 

 

Thank you for your support of the family and this valuable program.

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