About The Fund

Together We Are Unstoppable
Supporting Local Families in Crisis

I created the Daniel Gambardella Memorial Fund in memory of my husband, who was killed by a drunk driver on April 30, 2011, while on his way to work. The outpouring of love and support of family, friends and of the community is what helped my children and me through those first minutes, hours, days, weeks and months of learning to live life without my husband beside me. That love and support continues to sustain my children and me today.

I learned firsthand that coping with a life-altering tragedy is overwhelming, exhausting and often times unbearable. If not for the outpouring of support, I can honestly say I don’t know if I would have been able to make it alone. The love and support came in many ways from a simple card or note, to a call, a hug, a visit, a meal, a ride to and from practice/event for my children, childcare, lawn care, pool service, etc. The list goes on and continues to grow even today.

My mission is to celebrate and honor my husband’s memory by offering support to local families devastated by tragedy and in doing so to create and support “true community”. True community: a deep respect and true listening for the needs of the other people in the community and compassionate understanding for your fellow neighbor.

My support will be determined by each family’s particular needs such as financial assistance paying mortgage/rent, meals, childcare, helping with cost of funeral services, counseling, a much needed vacation, or an after school sport/hobby for the children, etc. Just as the help I received came from MANY, I need all of you to join me to ‘PAY IT FORWARD’. Help me to bring the love and support I was given, to others in dire need of the same love and support.

You may donate by using PayPal or by check, all checks should be made out to the Daniel Gambardella Memorial Fund. The tax id#, if needed, is #45-4960575.

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