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Help for The Kumar Family

Closed Cause page created in the Community category by Sasha Rodrigues for "The Kumar Family"

$23,153 of $15,000 goal

Given by 450 generous donors in 5 weeks


Urgent funds needed towards the funeral costs and repatriation of the body of Raj Kumar back to Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India.

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  Auckland Family Support Tragedy In Memory

On Thursday 7th September 2017, Raj Kumar's life was tragically cut short when he was hit by a truck in Huntly, while on his way back from work. Raj was a newly married man whose wife was going to join him in New Zealand to begin a new chapter in their married life. Raj came from a poor family in India, who he helped support by coming to New Zealand all on his own and working hard to have a better life. He also sent a lot of monetary support to his family back home. Raj had no close family in New Zealand, so his friends and colleagues have come together to help his family out with the paperwork and huge cost of ensuring his body makes its way safely back to India where they can say their final goodbyes to their son, husband and friend. Any surplus funds will be given to the family towards funeral costs and the shortfall they will feel not having Raj's financial support anymore.

As we understand at this moment, ACC may contribute but that will only be confirmed after investigation. In any case there will be a further cost to getting the body from the main international airport in Delhi to Raj's village.

Reuben Mathias was listed as his emergency contact and has been granted the authority to act on the family's behalf. He was a very close friend of Raj and the family have requested that Reuben coordinate everything in New Zealand as Raj was here on his own

Sasha Rodrigues' involvement (page creator)

I'm involved as a friend of Raj since there is no family here to handle the logistics

Use of funds

Funds will be used to help with the cost of taking his body back to his family in India. Any additional funds will go towards funeral costs as well as the family's financial support now that they have lost their main breadwinner.

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Getting the message out there  8 September 2017

Posted by: Sasha Rodrigues

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  • David

    David on 11 Oct 2017


    God Bless your efforts Sasha.


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 25 Sep 2017



  • Kiran munagapati

    Kiran munagapati on 22 Sep 2017



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 20 Sep 2017


    God bless his family


  • Bede n Lorna Saldanha

    Bede n Lorna Saldanha on 18 Sep 2017



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Sasha Rodrigues's avatar
Created by Sasha Rodrigues
Reuben Mathias's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Reuben Mathias on behalf of The Kumar Family

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