Thanks to the generosity of the NJ Guatemalan community, the Guatemalan consulate, and members and friends of CoFiA, sufficient funds were raised to return the body of Alfonso Teletor to his family in Guatemala for burial. He drowned recently in Overpeck Creek. He was 23 years old. Money received by CoFiA after September 6 will be returned to donors unless the donor specifically requests that the contribution be retained in a special fund for such emergencies.
Many thanks to all, and especially to staff member Angelica Martinez who organized the fund collection drive and worked closely with the family.