How can we help? If you are local to the community, the family is accepting donations. If you have clothes, winter coats or household goods that is fantastic. If you are not local, but can send a store gift card (Walmart, Kohls, Target, Kmart) that would be fantastic. If you would like to make a monetary donation and send $5 or $10 or $15 that is fantastic too. Please make checks payable to: C.Torres. Please mail gift cards and/or monetary donations to:
PO Box 286
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
If you have items to donate to the family, please post a comment below or send an email to me at email@example.com and I will put you in touch.
Please include Dakota's family in your prayers. Every little bit helps. Every little bit makes a difference. This is the first time I have ever posted any sort of request like this on my blog. I would like you to know that I was not asked to do this. Like all my posts, I am not being compensated. This is not a scam. Any donations will be made directly to Dakota's family and go directly to Dakota's family. I learned about Dakota's story from the birthday girl's mom, who is a family friend. A friend I have known my entire life.
I was moved to tears by this story. I was moved to give back.
|This is what is left of Dakota's house on Brooke Avenue, in Union Beach|
This is Dakota (8) with his little sister Gabby (5) and big brother Jose (12)