To assist those in need, primarily focusing on veterans, service members and their families.
Who We Are
The board is comprised of volunteers that are family and friends. Most have known Michael since he was a baby.
Why we are Butterfly Circle of Friends
The butterfly comes from the funeral home were Michael’s viewing was. The funeral home incorporates butterflies in their decor. A butterfly reminds us that out of darkness, beauty emerges. Circle of Friends was derived from the friends who surrounded the Gonzalez family with their love and support in time of sadness.
When it Began
On August 28, 2008, Spc Michael L Gonzalez was KIA in Bahgdad Iraq. The Gonzalez family was devastated. Many flowers, cards and gifts of condolence came to the Gonzalez home. On a wing and a prayer Ida Gonzalez said to Pedro Gonzalez “We should start our own non-profit.” His response was “Who will donate to us?” Ida’s answer, “God will provide.” Butterfly Circle of Friends was founded on October 8, 2008 in memory of Spc Michael L Gonzalez.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have by filling out our contact form.
An Untold Story by Tiffany Loving
An untold story by Michael’s girlfriend at the time of his death.