Family of 2nd Avenue Explosion Victim Nicholas Figueroa Crowdfunding to ‘Give This Young Man What He Deserves’

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 at 5:16 am by
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On Sunday afternoon, rescue workers discovered two bodies in the wreckage of the 2nd Avenue explosion site. Of the two people unaccounted for on that day, one has been positively identified as 23-year old Nicholas Figueroa. The youngster graduated from Buffalo State College just three months ago, and had been on a lunch date at Sushi Park at the time of the explosion.

A fundraising effort is underway to assist in the family’s financial burden of making proper arrangements for their brother/son. As of publication, they’ve raised over $18,000 from hundreds of donors, which is just shy of the $20,000 target. Impressive for one day of collections.

The Figueroas have expanded their effort to include the other victim’s family, as well, designating a portion of the proceeds for them. According to the New York Times, Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said on Sunday evening that “everyone who was reported missing has been found,” which seems to confirm that the other victim was, in fact, Moises Ismael Locón Yac, 27, a busboy at Sushi Park (the only other individual reported missing).

For more info or to contribute, visit the gofundme page.

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