Welcome to the Mario J. Aranda Memorial Fund.
Mario was the Father in Law to our Volunteer Coordinator, Sara. He passed away from COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020.
Mario J. Aranda was a fighter and an activist. He cared so much for others, and for serving the greater good. He wasn't afraid to challenge the status quo to make sure people had a voice, had their dignity. He had a bias for inclusion. He demanded seats at the table for others. He kept an open door for those who needed it. He felt the struggle for a more inclusive nation deep in his bones, and he used to giggle thinking about all the seeds he planted to help it grow in the welcoming way he wanted it to be.
This Memorial Fund was created by his family.