Residents of the Amberley community have established donation fund the family of the contractor who was killed while removing a tree from their neighborhood after Hurricane Sandy.
Santiago Lopez, 50, died on Wednesday afternoon in what his friends have called a "freak accident" that happened in front of his son. Lopez was well known in the community, and had worked for W.D. Olsen Tree Care, an Annapolis-based tree removal service, for more than 10 years.
Anyone wishing to donate can visit any branch of M&T Bank, where there is a Santiago Lopez Family Fund. The account number for the donation fund is 9860482679.
Donations can also be mailed to:
Santiago Lopez Family Fund
c/o Kim Shaw
1640 Homewood Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21409
The funds will be sent to his family to help cover the costs of his funeral.