The Jason and Aliyah LeRocque Fund
As many of you are aware, one of our own, Jason LeRocque lost his wife Rhonda to the horrific events on Sunday, October 1st in Las Vegas when she was among those shot and killed. Jason’s 6-year-old daughter, Aliyah was also attending the music festival and had just left the venue 30 minutes earlier with her grandfather. Jason was standing in the crowd with Rhonda when she was shot and died a few hours later in the hospital. Anyone who knew Rhonda knows what a tremendous loss this is, we are all profoundly and deeply saddened by this loss.
Many of you have gotten to know Jason well over the years through the projects he has run here at Merz Construction. The feedback we get is unanimous; he is an exceptional manager and a pleasure to work with. His integrity and easy-going approach along with his keen eye for quality, attention to detail and his high expectations make his projects outstanding. On larger projects Jason often becomes one of the family for our clients and respectfully watches out for their best interest. I think we all have experienced how Jason gives his best for you. These qualities along with his sincere resolve to put the clients’ best interest first are some of the things that make him such a remarkable person and an exceptional builder.
Merz Construction is united in our resolve to assist Jason and Ali. Many of you have reached out to us with your condolences, describing your profound sadness and disbelief and want to know how you can help. Trying to understand the road ahead for Jason and Ali after this tragedy, the unforeseeable financial impact on their future and the difficult healing and recovery ahead makes us all want to do everything we can to help them in every way possible.
In response to this Merz Construction is reaching out to our community of clients, architects, subcontractors and vendors with this fundraiser to make a difference in Jason and Ali’s future. As a community of friends, colleagues and caring people, being so fortunate to have family and friends around us and to live in peaceful towns, wouldn’t it be extraordinary if we come together and support this family that just had its core tragically and unexpectedly taken away, a family that needs support from all of us, as friends and as a community. We are reaching out to all in you in our community and we have hopes of showing how strong and supportive we can be as a group.
We are setting the goal of raising $250,000 with this fundraiser. All of the proceeds will go directly to Jason and Ali and for the services and needs they may have collectively. We all have different abilities and resources to contribute and we ask that you consider what could be feasible for you. These are extraordinary circumstances that require extraordinary support. This is a way we can make a difference and take some action in this tragic situation.
Jason released a media statement this morning read by a family member. A web site has been created as a source of information, including the statement along with providing direction to people wishing to help: http://www.lerocque-family.com/
Mailed Donations -To avoid any fees charged by youcaring.com listed below, donations can be mailed directly to
The Jason and Aliyah LeRocque Fund, PO Box 130 Tewksbury MA 01876.
If you would like your name to be listed on our youcaring.com page for your mailed donations please indicate so when sending.
Youcaring - We have established a fund with youcaring.com as a means for secure online donations. youcaring charges the 2.9% credit card fee + $0.30 per transaction.
Thank you all for your heartfelt and sincere support.