CARLSBAD — A fund has been established to help the family of Jennifer (Jenny) Cortez, an eighth-grade student at Calavera Hills Middle School (CHMS) who died at age 14 on Oct. 2.
The Jenny Cortez fund, which has been created under the umbrella of the nonprofit Carlsbad Education Foundation (CEF), will support the cost of burial and related family needs.
Donations may be made by credit card, check or cash. To donate online, visit app.etapestry.com/hosted/CarlsbadEducationFoundation/OnlineDonation.html. Notate “Jenny Cortez” in the comment box. To donate by check, make your donation payable to “CEF” and notate “Jenny Cortez” on the memo line.
Take or mail checks to Calavera Hills Middle School, 4104 Tamarack Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92010. Cash donations may be placed in a sealed envelope, with “Jenny Cortez” notated on the outside, and hand-delivered to the CHMS office.
An open casket viewing and rosary was held Oct. 10 in Oceanside and a service was held Oct. 11 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Carlsbad.
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