Fundraiser Dinner for the Chavez Family.
When: 6 PM, Tuesday, October 8
Where: Garfield Middle School Park, North Valley, Albuquerque
What: Fundraiser taco dinner, $4.00 a plate
Domestic violence is far too commonplace. Often, we will have individuals, both men and women, who come to DBSA Albuquerque suffering from the severe demoralization and depression that comes with long term abuse, both physical and emotional.
Far too often, domestic violence leads to horrible ends, and sadly, this includes murder. This is what happened here in Albuquerque this past weekend.
From the Associated Press:
Man arrested after fatal Albuquerque stabbing
Published 3:05 pm, Sunday, October 6, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a man is in custody after his wife was stabbed to death in a northwest Albuquerque home and deputies found him covered in blood about a bloc k away.
A probable cause statement filed by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says deputies went to the home after a 12-year-old boy told 911 dispatchers his father was stabbing his mother. Deputies found Sandra Ferrales dead with multiple stab wounds.
The boy told deputies his 48-year-old father recently told Ferrales he wanted a divorce and moved out. But he returned at Saturday night and confronted his wife in the shower and repeatedly stabbed her in front of the boy and his 6-year-old brother.
Sheriff’s Capt. Justin Dunlap says Chavez faces an open count of murder and other charges.
This tragic story comes to DBSA Albuquerque by a friend of our organization. Tiffany has more than just a passing interest in this horrific crime. She is friends of the family, and her son is good friends with the boys left behind in the wake of this absolute horror.
Tonight, the community of families and friends of Sandra Ferrales and her sons are holding a community fundraiser for the Chavez brothers (the sons of Sandra). With their mother ripped from their lives and the father incarcerated, Tiffany tells me that her community is concerned for the brothers’ finances. More than that, though, Tiffany shared that her community, and the greater community of Bernalillo County, want to assure the brothers that they are not alone in the world, that there are loving souls who still care for them.
The Chavez Family Fundraiser will be at Garfield Park in the North Valley at 6 PM. This will be a fundraiser taco dinner for $4.00 a plate.
Please show your support for the Chavez Brothers. Please spread the word that domestic violence does not only hurt the one, it hurts the families and the community left to grieve.