by Enrique Morones
Long Time Human Rights Leader and San Diegan, Roberto Martinez passed away peacefully and has finally gone home. We will have more details later as to funeral arrangements and other plans. The family is very grateful for all the prayers and support which are still very much needed. His commitment to human rights was a life long commitment from his work with the Catholic Church, Chicano Federation, American Friends Service Committee and finally with Border Angels. Roberto will never be forgotten and as his life and legacy will live on forever.The family continues to be very mucjh in need of financial support for funeral and other costs.
Thanks to all that have supported directly to family, through PIQE, through AFSC or through BORDER ANGELS.
We will keep you advised as to future plans and arrngements. Please respect the families privacy during this challenging time and let us know if you wish to express sympathies or contact family.
You can make donations to to support the Martinez family. The Parent INsitute for Quality Education (PIQE); The American Friends Service Committee. and Border Angels.
PIQE: Send a tax deductible contribution. Make your check out to “PIQE” and mail it to 4010 Morena Blvd. #200, San Diego, CA 92117. In the subject area of the check, write “Roberto Martinez Donation.” They will mail you a receipt with PIQE’s non-profit tax I.D. If you have any questions contact David Valladolid at firstname.lastname@example.org
Border Angels: Mail your donation to Border Angels, PO Box 86598, San Diego, CA 92138. List Roberto Martinez in Memo. You can also make a donation through paypal at www.borderangels.org. If you have any questions contact Enrique Morones at email@example.com.
American Friends Service Committee. You may send letters, cards, and checks made out to Yolanda Martinez. The address is: AFSC, c/o Roberto Martinez, PO Box 126147, San Diego CA 92112. Contact Pedro Rios directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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