Help Chris "yum yum" Jones survive!!!

$25,315 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 522 people in 34 months
Christie Landry Vidrine  BREAUX BRIDGE, LA
Chris's trailer burnt down in a fire on 12-3-13. He lost everything including his beloved dog. All he has is the clothes on his back. Many may know Chris from being the cotton candy man at the Cajundome or Superdome in Louisiana. He is now disabled and can no longer work at his job he loved so much. He has diabetes and had to have part of his leg removed. So, having this job all his life he has no insurance or benefits to help him survive. He needs all the help we can give him because he will be trying to rebuild his life all over again. Chris still has a awesome spirit he says " Katrina took everything from me and I rebuilt and I will do it again." Please everyone help this great person out. If you would like to donate food or clothing his sizes are shirts 2x and pants size 38. Thanks and God Bless....
He also needs any life essentials. Any items other than clothes or large items contact me directly @ christielynn1@hotmail.com to make arrangements... Townsquare media @ 1749 Bertrand Lafayette, la. 70506 will accept clothes from 8:30 to 4:30 M-F.
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Jon McConnell
34 months ago

this man deserves lots of donations!

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Brenda Meche
34 months ago

Chris profoundly impacted our family when he showed up at my husband's funeral service with candied apple in hand. Said he had seen of Errol's passing and wanted to share his condolences. Took a cab to get to the church. Brought a moment of joy into a very difficult day. Will be donating items and cash for sure.

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Kyle Vidrine
34 months ago

Visit https://www.facebook.com/jonesyum for updates

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Raymond Walters
34 months ago

What a great guy! I met Chris back when Louisiana Icegators Hockey came to Lafayette in the late 90's. He would come visit us at Rays Sports Bar and Grill. Chris would drive in for every home game (about 35), work his butt off, then drive back home to New Orleans. He was always in good spirits. I am very sorry to hear of your hardship my friend. I have a washer and dryer I hope you can use.Ray

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David Domingue
34 months ago

I have a coffee table and 2 matching end table to donate. look brand new. also have large set of glassware/drinkware set from our wedding. where can I send a pic of the items so you can let me know?

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Nathan Tarver
34 months ago

Not sure if he is looking or not, but when it comes time, I can most definitely get him set up with a new puppy. I know my dogs mean the world to me... Please just contact me on Facebook if possible.

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Eva Jones
34 months ago

Just a note to say thank you to everyone helping out my big brother. He's always been a giver and put himself last for the sake of others, so this outpouring of love and help for him is appreciated by his whole family. THANK YOU AND BLESSED BE YOUR HOLIDAY AND NEW YEAR!

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Pam Begnaud
34 months ago

Any items other than clothes or large items contact me directly @ christielynn1@hotmail.com to make arrangements... Townsquare media @ 1749 Bertrand Lafayette, la. 70506 will accept clothes from 8:30 to 4:30 M-F.

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Crystal Lee
34 months ago

If you have ever been to an event at the Cajundome you have seen and heard from this man!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with him!!

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Angel Comeaux
34 months ago

Contact cups on Guilbeau they will help him out with everything .

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Brandon Journet
34 months ago

clothing donations can be made at Townsquare Media through the end of this week (Friday) during business hours. 8:30a-4:30p M-F. Thank you, all.

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Dane Melancon
34 months ago

I have a bed, coffee table and clothes I can donate. Please let me know how...

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Jared Tarpley
34 months ago

Whoever set this up please have Chris call me 3372789666 Jared tarpley

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Derek Arabie
34 months ago

Yes would like to know where donations could be dropped off and also what other items are needed?

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Emily Adams
34 months ago

Yes, please let us know where to donate clothes.

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Kabby W
34 months ago

Where can I donate clothes?

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$25,315 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 522 people in 34 months
Created December 5, 2013
Christie Landry Vidrine  
$200
Anonymous
31 months ago
$25
Travis Barry
31 months ago
DB
$90
Daina Bernard
33 months ago
PT
$55
Phil and Marla Trahan
33 months ago

Merry Christmas Chris

$50
Anonymous
33 months ago
$50
Anonymous
33 months ago
TL
$600
Todd Landry
33 months ago

The staff at Pixus Digital Printing decided to challenge me to a match for every dollar raised. They raised $289. So we are happy to make this contribution on behalf of the 25 employees of Pixus Digital Printing for all the smiles you gave us over the years. I can't even see cotton candy without thinking it is spelled. "Hey Hey" Cotton Candy! And the "Yum Yum come get you Sum!" Well that's just plain awesome! Hope this contribution helps! Keep the Faith!

$30
Anonymous
34 months ago
$100
Anonymous
34 months ago
GB
$100
Geri Barron
34 months ago

My son Christopher is making this donation.

Jon McConnell
34 months ago

this man deserves lots of donations!

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Brenda Meche
34 months ago

Chris profoundly impacted our family when he showed up at my husband's funeral service with candied apple in hand. Said he had seen of Errol's passing and wanted to share his condolences. Took a cab to get to the church. Brought a moment of joy into a very difficult day. Will be donating items and cash for sure.

+ Read More
Kyle Vidrine
34 months ago

Visit https://www.facebook.com/jonesyum for updates

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Raymond Walters
34 months ago

What a great guy! I met Chris back when Louisiana Icegators Hockey came to Lafayette in the late 90's. He would come visit us at Rays Sports Bar and Grill. Chris would drive in for every home game (about 35), work his butt off, then drive back home to New Orleans. He was always in good spirits. I am very sorry to hear of your hardship my friend. I have a washer and dryer I hope you can use.Ray

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David Domingue
34 months ago

I have a coffee table and 2 matching end table to donate. look brand new. also have large set of glassware/drinkware set from our wedding. where can I send a pic of the items so you can let me know?

+ Read More
Nathan Tarver
34 months ago

Not sure if he is looking or not, but when it comes time, I can most definitely get him set up with a new puppy. I know my dogs mean the world to me... Please just contact me on Facebook if possible.

+ Read More
Eva Jones
34 months ago

Just a note to say thank you to everyone helping out my big brother. He's always been a giver and put himself last for the sake of others, so this outpouring of love and help for him is appreciated by his whole family. THANK YOU AND BLESSED BE YOUR HOLIDAY AND NEW YEAR!

+ Read More
Pam Begnaud
34 months ago

Any items other than clothes or large items contact me directly @ christielynn1@hotmail.com to make arrangements... Townsquare media @ 1749 Bertrand Lafayette, la. 70506 will accept clothes from 8:30 to 4:30 M-F.

+ Read More
Crystal Lee
34 months ago

If you have ever been to an event at the Cajundome you have seen and heard from this man!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with him!!

+ Read More
Angel Comeaux
34 months ago

Contact cups on Guilbeau they will help him out with everything .

+ Read More
Brandon Journet
34 months ago

clothing donations can be made at Townsquare Media through the end of this week (Friday) during business hours. 8:30a-4:30p M-F. Thank you, all.

+ Read More
Dane Melancon
34 months ago

I have a bed, coffee table and clothes I can donate. Please let me know how...

+ Read More
Jared Tarpley
34 months ago

Whoever set this up please have Chris call me 3372789666 Jared tarpley

+ Read More
Derek Arabie
34 months ago

Yes would like to know where donations could be dropped off and also what other items are needed?

+ Read More
Emily Adams
34 months ago

Yes, please let us know where to donate clothes.

+ Read More
Kabby W
34 months ago

Where can I donate clothes?

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