I thought that AFTER all of Nevaeh's expenses were paid, THEN the money left over would be put in a GENERAL FUND.
What I've been told is the money donated in Nevaeh's name went directly into a GENERAL FUND.
This is not what I understood from reading articles in the news where this Monroe Community Fund was advertised as THE PLACE to donate for Nevaeh.
I thought everyone's donations would cover expenses to bury Nevaeh, but from what I was told, the Monroe Community Fund set a limit on what they would pay out on Nevaeh's burial. The headstone cost was more than they would approve, so no one can give me/us an answer as to how much is owed so we can get it paid. The reason is no one knows if the Community Fund is going to pay the balance.
I know JustBeingMe said it was paid, but according to Merkle's, there is a balance owed on the headstone and there's a BIG question as to whether the Community Fund is going to pay the balance. We have a donor who wants to pay the balance on the headstone but have to wait for the Community Fund to decide if they are going to "shell out" any more money on Nevaeh. I know that sounds horrid, but that's the way it's been interpreted and that's the way the employees at the Community Fund have talked to those who've tried to inquire.
Why would money donated towards Nevaeh's burial NOT be USED to pay for those expenses?
Shane Hinojosa slept in a tent for one week before an apartment was offered. He received NO MONEY nor would he have accepted money from the Community Fund towards his expenses while searching for his daughter and remaining until her burial.
So what was the donations used for? Do people who donated realize their money was not going into a FUND just for Nevaeh? I sure didn't. I believed what was written in the newspapers...that all money donated in Nevaeh's name would be used for her expenses and AFTER all was paid, then it would go into a general fund.
This is disturbing.