Firefighter loses home in Sand Fire

$4,244 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 32 months
Cia Reyes
on behalf of Bonnie Chavez
 SANTA CLARITA, CA


13185637_1469370769.3809_funddescriptionMy brother Ramon is a US Forest Service firefighter working out of and living next to the Bear Divide fire station in Santa Clarita mountains. Today my brother, his wife Bonnie and their three kids lost their home in the Sand Fire. I'm absolutely devastated for them, especially since they lost their previous house in the Station Fire in 2009. They are incredibly loving, giving people and could use any love, prayer, or generosity you have to offer right now. My brother chose to make a home with his family again in the mountains even after the Station Fire, knowing the risks but loving the life the forest provides his family. Everyday he and other firefighters work hard to protect our natural wonders and risk their lives when a fire erupts. My heart hurts for the loss of their home and for the other families affected. But I'm also filled with respect and awe for the bravery of our fire families, not just the firefighters but fire spouses like my Bonbon. 

Another option is to donate to the multiple Bear Divide families who lost their homes:   https://www.youcaring.com/ramon-bonnie-chavez-james-tanya-robledo-angela-schock-608221 

In addition, Gift Cards and Money donations can be made to:

LARRD Employee Association Attn:
lLinda Steinberg 12371 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd., Sylmar, CA 91342
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Thank you for your generous donations to the Chavez family. The love and empathy displayed for my brother and his family has been truly inspiring. They continue to live in a hotel and are seeking a permanent solution for housing so that their kiddos can remain at the same schools. They can also benefit from donations for the basics of a home such as furniture, kitchen goods, linens, etc. Please continue to share this link. Thank you.
Chavez kiddos near their mountain home.
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Thank you so much for your continued support and generosity towards my brother and his family. Please watch tomorrow morning at approximately 7 AM when Good Morning America covers the story of the devastating loss of the five homes at the Bear Divide Fire Station compound.
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Thank you so much for your generosity. I know how much my brother and Bonnie and the kiddos appreciate it.
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Velma Rodich Skerston
32 months ago

Hello Ramon and Family. Praying for you and will donate on payday!! Couldn't believe when I saw your name. Love, Dan and Velma!!!

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Raised by 55 people in 32 months
Created July 24, 2016
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Freda Santoro
31 months ago

Thank You for all you Do, So sorry for your losses and impressed by your positive attitude, your are amazing! I which I could donate more!

Velma Rodich Skerston
32 months ago

Hello Ramon and Family. Praying for you and will donate on payday!! Couldn't believe when I saw your name. Love, Dan and Velma!!!

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