From the Email:
Dear Friends and community members,
Last night a 1st grade student was killed after being backed over by a car in Colton.
Thelma Delgado was a first grader at Grand Terrace Elementary School and lived in Colton with her mom and sister.
I understand that Thelma's mom is a single. Thelma's sister is in 4th grade.
From what I have been told, the incident was a tragic accident and not foul play.
I am sorry to be contacting you with such tragic news, but I am hoping that you and your organization will be able to help.
It is very important that we come together and help Thelma's family.
I am coordinating the collection of donations for the family and also the establishment of a Scholarship Fund in Thelma's memory.
Donations to help with funeral expenses or contributions to the Thelma Delgado Memorial Scholarship may be sent to;
Academic Excellence Foundation
Attn: Mark Hoover
12056 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Suite 359, Grand Terrace CA 92313
Please note on the check whether the contribution is for funeral expenses or for the scholarship fund. All contributions are tax deductible as a charitable gift.
You may also make a contribution electronically online by either personal check or credit card by clicking on the following link.
Academic Excellence Foundation Donation Page
Thanks for your help. As I am sure you can understand, this is a very tough time for her family and the students, staff and parents of Grand Terrace Elementary. Your help will be appreciated more than you will ever know. If you have any questions, please call me anytime. (951)786-0133
Please forward this email to anyone you think may be able to help.
Mark Hoover, Trustee
Board of Education
Colton Joint Unified School District
1212 Valencia Drive
Colton, California 92324