On Saturday, April 28th, 2012, RA and VFM lost a great friend and supporter. Lenami Godinez-Avila, a beautiful young woman dedicated to her community through her varied volunteer work, died tragically in a tandem hang-gliding accident.
Lenami was one of the first regular Drop Spot team members. She was always smiling, happy to receive drop offs, ready to pitch in at any task, and very helpful answering questions on one of her favourite topics – waste reduction and diversion.
If you have dropped your food scraps at any of the three Drop Spots over the last 8 months, you will probably have met Lenami.
It is our privilege to have Lenami on our team. She will be very much missed by everyone at RA, VFM and the community of Drop Spot volunteers and users.
Our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to her family and friends here in Canada, as well as those in Mexico.
A memorial scholarship fund has been set up at Simon Fraser University by her friends and family, to honour this young woman who was passionately committed to sustainability and community improvement.
Please help us to honor a friend and supporter of the Drop Spot by donating to the scholarship fund.
For more information, please visit http://www.rememberinglena.com/.