Fund established to help accident victim’s family
March 2, 2012
Rocky Mountain Middle School has established a fund to help MuLa Er’s family after they were struck by tragedy on Monday.
MuLa Er, her mother Me Htwe and three others were involved in a single-vehicle rollover Monday night on U.S. 40 eastbound. MuLa Er was pronounced dead on the scene and Me Htwe and two other occupants of the vehicle remain in critical condition as of Thursday morning.
Jim Judd, principle at Rocky Mountain Middle School where MuLa Er attended eighth-grade, said the main purpose of the fund is to help pay for MuLa Er’s funeral expenses. Her family members are refugees from Myanmar who moved to Heber last summer after spending 20 years in a refugee camp in Thailand.
"Funeral expenses are the main cost we want to be able to cover for her family," Judd said. "One of the other occupants of the vehicle that was hurt [Hsar Kpaw Doh] is the provider for his family here in Heber so if any money is leftover after we pay for the funeral we want to help buy food for his family. He will be OK but will not be able to work for a couple of months. The Refugee Organization is paying his family’s rent during that time, but if possible, we would like to be able to provide the family with food."
Judd added that the outpouring of support from the community has been astonishing.
"So many people have come forward to help its very heartwarming," he said. "We are also doing a fundraiser at the middle school and the elementary school where her brother is in fifth-grade."
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A fund has been established by Rocky Mountain Middle School to help pay for MuLa Er’s funeral expenses. Donations can be dropped off at Zions Bank in Heber under the MuLa Fund. Checks should be made out to MuLa Er Donation. Zions Bank is located at 81 East Center Street, Heber City. They can be contacted at (435) 654-2773.