VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A community came together Saturday afternoon to honor the memory of Bellamy Gamboa with her family at a fundraiser and cookout.
It wasn’t the first event put on for Gamboa, but it is the first fundraiser organized by her family. The cookout was put together by Gamboa’s cousin-in-law, Steve Hall.
Hall says he really wanted to help her children and the rest of the family get through these hard times.
Photos of the 40-year-old mother lined the picnic tables as family and friends gathered together to raise money for her children.
Bikers with the Southern Cruisers Riding Club, of which Hall is a member, also showed up to support
Gamboa’s father, Emmanuel, says the family is coping the best they can, but it’s a tough time. He says the saddest part is not being able to find her body.
He tells 10 On Your Side while the fundraiser is to help her children, he also wants the event to raise the issue of domestic violence.
“I want everybody to know when the relationship starts going sour that it’s time to think about getting out of that relationship because my daughter has paid the ultimate price for it,” he said.
He says Bellamy would’ve been so happy that they were doing this for her and that he can’t thank the community enough for being so supportive.