Amber Campbell at the Rainier Valley Post sent this email to us today:
“Most of you already know that earlier this week, my neighbor Noemi Lopez â€“ the mother of three beautiful children, 15-year old Karina, 13-year old Alandra and 6-year old Alex â€“ was killed by her ex-husband. Angel has confessed to the murder and remains on the run. The children are staying with relatives but they have been unable to return to their home for clothes, school supplies, personal belongings, etc. Can you help them?
“I am personally keeping in touch with the family on a regular basis to keep tabs on their needs and deliver the outpouring of sentiments, blessings and donations. So far neighbors have contributed money, clothing and a tree to plant in Noemiâ€™s memory.
“At this time we are focused on helping the children with clothing, school supplies and gifts for the holidays, as well as the crime scene clean-up costs that will range somewhere in the area of $1,000 – $5,000.
“The Rainier Valley Post has established a fund specifically for the Lopez Children and we would all be very grateful for whatever publicity you can offer to generate help for these poor kids during the most horrible time of their lives.
“Please go to www.rainiervalleypost.com for info about how people can give.
Thank you and Happy Holidays.”
Please help if you can. At the Rainier Valley Post site, there is a PayPal button in the upper sidebar, along with an address if you prefer to mail a donation.