Sekerke Family Fire Fund

$11,185 of $10k goal

Raised by 166 people in 27 months
Jessica Lyn   CARLSBAD, CA
On May 14, 2014 the Sekerke family lost their home in a tragic fire. Fires plagued North San Diego county all day. So far, their home was the only one lost on their entire street. They have 4 children and 1 on the way. My name is Jessica. I am from Carlsbad, which is a few cities away from where they live. I have known the Sekerke family for about 10 years now. All proceeds will go to helping them get clothes, bedding, food and anything else they may have lost in the fire. We can't replace the sentimental valuables they lost, but we can help them with other needs.

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Update 8
27 months ago
I am leaving on vacation tomorrow. Please email Jessica, Amanda's sister if you need anything.

jessicalmyrick@yahoo.com

Thanks guys!
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Update 7
27 months ago
A big thank you to the members of Atheist Mingle for finishing off the amount we needed to meet our goal!

You guys are all amazing. Thank you to everyone who has donated! I can now present a 4 foot check to the Sekerkes!

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Update 6
27 months ago
Thank you so much to everyone who has emailed about donations. We are going to let them go through what they received yesterday, and then figure out what they still need. I will update everyone next week. I am leaving on vacation, so I won't be responding to emails until I am back.
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Update 5
27 months ago
Thank you to everyone who came out today! Your help and donations mean the world to the family. And me as well. You are all amazing people.
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Helen Kupka
27 months ago

I have a beautiful queen size bed with pristine mattress. I was going to sell it but would love you to have it. Fawn ultrasuede padded headboard and base. Will forward pictures if you would like. I'm in Coronado and will need help getting it to you. Let me know.

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Rachelle Shockey
27 months ago

Hello Sekerke family & friends, I have a beautiful sofa & loveseat set we are willing to donate if you want it and when you find a place. I can send you photos of it if you like. Please let me know, Ldylvbgr@Hotmail.com. Please let us help you! :)

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Lila Hayes Zubik
27 months ago

If they want to write off the loss of their personal property on their taxes they'll need to create a list of everything that burned (and talk to a tax professional to make sure it's possible in their situation). Creating the list can be a real chore. I help run a non-profit that helps people after a disaster and we have a huge list of common household items that can be a real life-saver to create the list. In general we help people understand their insurance claim, but the list can be used for tax purposes as well.

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Jessica Myrick
27 months ago

Hi everyone I'm jessica Amandas sister. Jessica is going on vacation so if you have any questions about donations you can email me at jessicalmyrick@yahoo.com Thank you everyone so much for your support! Words cannot express how grateful we are!!!

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Jessica Myrick
27 months ago

Hi Amy, I'm jessica, Amandas sister, you could bring them to my house I'm in Carlsbad or I could come and pick them up if that is more convenient for you. You can email me at jessicalmyrick@yahoo.com

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Gabriela Gomez
27 months ago

Gracias a todas esas personas que con mucho o poco o con solo palabras de aliento ayudan a unos desconocidos. Todo lo que hacemos por ootros tarde o temprano lo tenemos de vuelta. Gracias

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Jena Latuszek
27 months ago

I have a couch if the family needs it. Feel free to email me at jenalatuszek@yahoo.com.

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Amy Shoeps Jelmeland
27 months ago

I wasn't able to bring the bikes to target as my sons baseball game ran late. Is there somewhere that I can bring them this week?

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Julie Cruz
27 months ago

For anyone who is weary to donate (thinking that they will be covered by insurance), Amanda let me know that they were renting and did *NOT* have insurance, so they lost *everything*. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

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Allison Dalton
27 months ago

I have a crib and a great organic cotton mattress my son just grew out of . I'll bring that, a pack and play and whatever else we just grew out of . I'm so sorry for this loss. Thank God they all are together.

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Jen Henley
27 months ago

As I'm gathering my things for donation, I realized people may concentrate on necessary items and forget to think about fun items. Like bouncy balls for the kids, fairy wings, dress up clothes, books, stuffed animals, things to "love and snuggle" art items, paper, crayons, etc. Remember they have nothing. The kids will need things to help them have fun.

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Jen Henley
27 months ago

Thank you SO MUCH Jessica for responding, I can only imagine how many people are writing to you. Please don't apologize, you are an angel for doing all this for them.

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Jessica Lyn
27 months ago

They are having a boy. I'm sorry if I didn't get back to you. I have emails pouring in every minute. It's hard to keep track of who I have responded to.

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Jen Henley
27 months ago

Curious why no one is answering the question of whether they know if they are having a boy or girl...can someone please let us know? I have A LOT of baby boy clothes I would like to give, but don't want to create more work sorting through items, if we know she's having a girl. I also have an exercauser to give. So happy we can help, my heart goes out to you. We are a Discovery family w/ a girl in kinder as well and our neighbor is in class with Sage. We will all do whatever we can to be there for this family. Jen

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Christina Banzer
27 months ago

Please email me the address for Sunday @ cbanzer@ yahoo.com. I have items to donate. So sorry for your loss.

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Amanda Sekerke
27 months ago

Thank you all. Our family will be there to meet everyone and say thank you.

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Kirsten Ritter
27 months ago

Hi, I shared your donation information on Discovery Elementary PTO's Facebook page. There are people able to donate infant items who are wondering if Amanda is expecting a boy or a girl. If you happen to know I'll help spread the word. Thank you for everything you're doing!

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Jessica Lyn
27 months ago

Yes. I'll be across from the del taco. :-)

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Amy Shoeps Jelmeland
27 months ago

Ok I will bring them on Sunday. Is it the target on vista way by sel taco and discount tires?

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Jessica Lyn
27 months ago

Yes Amy! That would be wonderful! Thank you so much!

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$11,185 of $10k goal

Raised by 166 people in 27 months
Created May 14, 2014
PH
$50
Patricia Hogan
27 months ago
$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
GP
$10
Gregory Plein
27 months ago

Donation 2 Serkeke family

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$50
Anonymous
27 months ago
$20
Anonymous
27 months ago
KP
$50
Kathy Perkins
27 months ago

Good luck with rebuilding your family's treasures

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$30
Anonymous
27 months ago
$50
Anonymous
27 months ago
$20
Alicja Żółtek
27 months ago
BP
$25
Brenda Paulin
27 months ago
Helen Kupka
27 months ago

I have a beautiful queen size bed with pristine mattress. I was going to sell it but would love you to have it. Fawn ultrasuede padded headboard and base. Will forward pictures if you would like. I'm in Coronado and will need help getting it to you. Let me know.

+ Read More
Rachelle Shockey
27 months ago

Hello Sekerke family & friends, I have a beautiful sofa & loveseat set we are willing to donate if you want it and when you find a place. I can send you photos of it if you like. Please let me know, Ldylvbgr@Hotmail.com. Please let us help you! :)

+ Read More
Lila Hayes Zubik
27 months ago

If they want to write off the loss of their personal property on their taxes they'll need to create a list of everything that burned (and talk to a tax professional to make sure it's possible in their situation). Creating the list can be a real chore. I help run a non-profit that helps people after a disaster and we have a huge list of common household items that can be a real life-saver to create the list. In general we help people understand their insurance claim, but the list can be used for tax purposes as well.

+ Read More
Jessica Myrick
27 months ago

Hi everyone I'm jessica Amandas sister. Jessica is going on vacation so if you have any questions about donations you can email me at jessicalmyrick@yahoo.com Thank you everyone so much for your support! Words cannot express how grateful we are!!!

+ Read More
Jessica Myrick
27 months ago

Hi Amy, I'm jessica, Amandas sister, you could bring them to my house I'm in Carlsbad or I could come and pick them up if that is more convenient for you. You can email me at jessicalmyrick@yahoo.com

+ Read More
Gabriela Gomez
27 months ago

Gracias a todas esas personas que con mucho o poco o con solo palabras de aliento ayudan a unos desconocidos. Todo lo que hacemos por ootros tarde o temprano lo tenemos de vuelta. Gracias

+ Read More
Jena Latuszek
27 months ago

I have a couch if the family needs it. Feel free to email me at jenalatuszek@yahoo.com.

+ Read More
Amy Shoeps Jelmeland
27 months ago

I wasn't able to bring the bikes to target as my sons baseball game ran late. Is there somewhere that I can bring them this week?

+ Read More
Julie Cruz
27 months ago

For anyone who is weary to donate (thinking that they will be covered by insurance), Amanda let me know that they were renting and did *NOT* have insurance, so they lost *everything*. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

+ Read More
Allison Dalton
27 months ago

I have a crib and a great organic cotton mattress my son just grew out of . I'll bring that, a pack and play and whatever else we just grew out of . I'm so sorry for this loss. Thank God they all are together.

+ Read More
Jen Henley
27 months ago

As I'm gathering my things for donation, I realized people may concentrate on necessary items and forget to think about fun items. Like bouncy balls for the kids, fairy wings, dress up clothes, books, stuffed animals, things to "love and snuggle" art items, paper, crayons, etc. Remember they have nothing. The kids will need things to help them have fun.

+ Read More
Jen Henley
27 months ago

Thank you SO MUCH Jessica for responding, I can only imagine how many people are writing to you. Please don't apologize, you are an angel for doing all this for them.

+ Read More
Jessica Lyn
27 months ago

They are having a boy. I'm sorry if I didn't get back to you. I have emails pouring in every minute. It's hard to keep track of who I have responded to.

+ Read More
Jen Henley
27 months ago

Curious why no one is answering the question of whether they know if they are having a boy or girl...can someone please let us know? I have A LOT of baby boy clothes I would like to give, but don't want to create more work sorting through items, if we know she's having a girl. I also have an exercauser to give. So happy we can help, my heart goes out to you. We are a Discovery family w/ a girl in kinder as well and our neighbor is in class with Sage. We will all do whatever we can to be there for this family. Jen

+ Read More
Christina Banzer
27 months ago

Please email me the address for Sunday @ cbanzer@ yahoo.com. I have items to donate. So sorry for your loss.

+ Read More
Amanda Sekerke
27 months ago

Thank you all. Our family will be there to meet everyone and say thank you.

+ Read More
Kirsten Ritter
27 months ago

Hi, I shared your donation information on Discovery Elementary PTO's Facebook page. There are people able to donate infant items who are wondering if Amanda is expecting a boy or a girl. If you happen to know I'll help spread the word. Thank you for everything you're doing!

+ Read More
Jessica Lyn
27 months ago

Yes. I'll be across from the del taco. :-)

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Amy Shoeps Jelmeland
27 months ago

Ok I will bring them on Sunday. Is it the target on vista way by sel taco and discount tires?

+ Read More
Jessica Lyn
27 months ago

Yes Amy! That would be wonderful! Thank you so much!

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