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Journalist who lost husband in East Harlem explosion needs our help

On Wednesday, Liseth Perez, a Life and Style Editor for El Diario lost her husband Andreas Panagopoulos and all her worldly possessions in the East Harlem explosian. With that in mind, the board of NAHJ NYC has immediately mobilized to help support Liseth and her family after this unimaginable tragedy.

On Wednesday, Liseth Perez, a Life and Style Editor for El Diario lost her husband Andreas Panagopoulos and all her worldly possessions in the East Harlem explosian. With that in mind, the board of NAHJ NYC has immediately mobilized to help support Liseth and her family after this unimaginable tragedy. Photo provided courtesy of NAHJ 2014.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is asking for help in support of a member who lost her husband and all of her belongings in the Harlem explosion Wednesday.

Liseth Perez, editor of Life and Style for El Diario, lost her husband Andreas Panagopoulos and “all her worldly possessions” in the explosion and collapse of two buildings in East Harlem, according to NAHJ NYC. The tragedy appeared to be the result of a gas leak and has taken at least nine lives and injured dozens more.

The NAHJ took to Twitter Friday to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Perez’ behalf.

The association urged others to come together and “unite in solidarity” in an effort to help Perez’ get back some of what she has lost.

“We ask everyone who is able to, to please donate money to this crowd-funding campaign,” the association said. “Help Liseth begin to rebuild her life. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of the explosion in East Harlem.”

This article is re-printed from Huffington Post’s Latino Voices.

Kat Anderson

Kat Anderson

Pacific Media Workers Guild Administrative Officer/Business Agent, founder of Bay News Rising mentorship program for college journalism students and editor of mediaworkers.org.

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