Charity Group To Help Pay For 4 Year Old's Funeral
POSTED: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 10:52pm
UPDATED: Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 3:57pm
EL PASO - The family of a four year-old boy, who drowned in his family pool Sunday, is finding help through hope.
A local charity group has agreed to help pay for the boy's funeral.
The founder of the organization is doing the good deed, despite facing his own misfortune.
When Angel Gomez heard about the tragic drowning of four year-old JaDavion Jordan last weekend, he wanted to do something to help the boy's family.
"We're going to be able to give this boy a proper burial and a beautiful homecoming, " Gomez said. "The little boy is 4 years old and that's exactly what our organization is. Its called Operation H.O.P.E. Its stands for Helping Other People Endure."
Operation H.O.P.E. has been helping people in need since 1993.
The non-profit organization partnered with Del Angel Funeral Home to foot the bill for JaDavion's funeral.
Gomez arrived at the funeral home Thursday to drop off his $1,000 gift, in a rental car, after his own car was stolen the day before.
"I was leaving my apartment complex and was coming down here to the funeral home to make the arrangements for the little man and walked outside and my car was gone," Gomez said.
Despite his own misfortune, Gomez says goodwill is the best way for people to combat life's hardships.
Besides a quick phone conversation, Gomez has yet to meet JaDavion's mother.
"I hope to meet her either this evening or tomorrow and give her a hug," Gomez said.
The viewing for JaDavion Jordan will be Wednesday from 5 - 9 pm at Del Angel Funeral Home on Montana.