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Monday, January 07, 2019

A Fundraising Campaign For The Family Of Hugo Garcia, Bagels By The Park's Deliveryman, Who Died In Tragic Accident

Hugo Garcia 
Photo courtesy of www.gofundme.com

Dear Carroll Gardeners, you may have heard by now about the tragic death of Hugo Garcia, a bicycle delivery man who worked for Bagels By The Park, right here in our neighborhood.

On January 1st, he was killed in Sunset Park on his way to work on his bike, when a taxi driver opened his car door, right in Hugo's path. Hugo was thrown off his bike and hit by another vehicle.
He passed away shortly afterwards at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn.

His friends and co-workers have organized a Go-Fund-Me campaign to help his family in Guatemala. The goal is a modest $,2000 of which $540 have been raises as of this morning. 

Let us fulfill this goal and hopefully surpass it. We can do this! Please click here and contribute.


Lee Crespi said...

Thanks for alerting us of this terrible incident and giving us the opportunity to contribute.

Katia said...

I have been blown away by everyone’s generosity. That’s why I love Carroll Gardens and my readers.

chance bliss said...

thanks for sharing this. i subsequently shared it with friends in the neighborhood, who have donated to the fund. there’s so much for the family to take on, but hopefully these small gestures add up to meaningful help.

Katia said...

For sure, Chance Bliss. Apparently, Hugo’s brother works at Bagels by the Park. I am sure the donations will help, even in a small way.