Baltimore Bridge Collapse Catastrophe

So many of you have reached out with an outpouring of love and support and prayers as we in Baltimore lament the loss of two of our own — Miguel Luna and Maynor Suazo Sandoval were tremendous leaders who traveled from El Salvador and Honduras with a dream for their family and lived in Maryland for years and years. They were working construction alongside friends, with two workers surviving and the rest perishing as the bridge came tumbling down.

All six of the workers who died were all immigrants from Latin America.

Miguel left his home at 6:30 p.m. Monday evening for work only to never come back. He is a husband, a father of three, and has called Maryland his home for over 19 years.

Maynor migrated from Honduras over 17 years ago, and he alongside his brother Carlos were active members in the activist committee of Owings Mills. Carlos describes his brother as having a true virtue for all things machinery, and having a dream of starting his own small business. Carlos said “He was always so full of joy, and brought so much humor to our family.” He was a husband, and father of two. The family was gearing up for his birthday celebration on April 27th.

Now, these families look for information and resources and support. Families are in anguish, lamenting the loss of their loved ones. We hope you can support by donating whatever you’re able — you can also support by please sharing the following links so more people can see them and give. All proceeds benefit the families.

Immigrants like Miguel are building bridges to connect communities, not building walls to divide them. Today and always we honor them and their sacrifices.