International Market family fund

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My name is Kari Randel and I live on the bench in Boise.The Boise International Market burned to the ground last night. I know from first hand experience what it's like to lose your families only source of income. In the long run insurance might pay but it does nothing to help in the short term. Bills will need to be paid, food put on the table, plus the loss of personal items. Many families had their future there and lost it over night. I cannot help financially but I know that many can. All proceeds go directly to the families of the businesses lost in this tragedy. Please help! There is a board set up to distribute funds. Tuesday we will be opening an account in the name of The International Market Family Fund. I will be working directly with the board to ensure every penny gets to those in need. My husband Shane is a chef at Life's Kitchen here in Boise and has taken his students on tours of the market and worked with vendors to teach the students how to make traditional Ethiopian and Iraqi dishes. The Market is a positive place for our community and we need to keep these vendors above water until insurance kicks in. Again, thank you all so much.
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"Thank you from the bottom of all our hearts for all the financial assistance you generously provided us as vendors and families who were devastated by the fire that destroyed the Boise International Market September 5, 2015. In order to keep moving things forward we plan to close down the “Gofundme” International Market family fund for new contributions on October 12, 2015. We will then be distributing 100% of the raised relief funds to the vendors and families impacted by the fire within the next 7-10 days so that your generous relief is provided in a timely fashion.



There are multiple efforts to create a new International Market in the Boise area and we will work to spread the information and how to support and be involved with as soon as we have updates. We look forward to being able to share our international experiences, products, and cultures with the greater Boise area soon!"

Thank you again for getting involved and being such a huge help to all of us!

Best,

BIM Vendor Council
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The event was a success! Thank you so much to everyone who donated! I will be at the storage shed at 10am Saturday if you would like to retrieve your goods! I will contact everyone who needs pick-up. I need a little rest!
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I will be at ABC storage in the International Market parking lot on Franklin and Curtis from 12:30-1:00 and 5:30-6:00 collecting donations. Auction items, and stand umbrellas and folding tables to loan. I'm in the west corner of the storage area.
Thanks in advance!
Kari
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I will be at the storage space today between 1 o'clock and 130. And 530 to 6. Thank you everyone.
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Lynette LaGrange Holzer
36 months ago

In my 71 years on this planet, I have never had the misfortune to have a fire in my home, but two of my family members had that experience. In both instances, there was insurance. And in both instances, it too some time for payouts. Both of those families would have been out on the street waiting for an insurance check if not for the kindness and generosity of friends, neighbors and strangers. I am very happy to see us stepping up to give them a hand. And, as Gretchen Bates said, if you are disinclined to donate, please don't discourage others from doing so. It's much needed.

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Catherine Beal
36 months ago

Wow Ginger...way to support the community. Aw, just leave it to the insurance company, why should anyone who uses the market, cares about it, appreciates it bother helping out. Hmm. Because we're humans and this kind of thing can happen to Any. One. Of. Us. Any idea how long it takes to get an insurance settlement? People could lose their homes in the meantime without the income their businesses provide. Ridiculousness.

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Kari Williams Randel
36 months ago
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This is a community effort to help those affected by the fire itself. Those who lost their belongings, their inventory and livelihoods. This fund is to help pay bills, buy groceries, and stay afloat until insurance kicks in, but that takes time. This is how families become suddenly homeless. You are not obligated to donate in anyway, but this is how I can help out my neighbors in their true time of need.

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Carrie Landry
36 months ago
8
8

Ginger, since you don't live in Idaho (your FB page says you live in Ohio) I am not sure what your motivation is for posting a negative comment. For many of us, the Boise International Market is personal. We go there because we love it and we love the people who have businesses there who are for the most part refugee's trying to build a better life for their families. We will support them in their time of need. I will pray that you might find some empathy for other's and that if you don't have something nice to say or contribute that you will not say anything at all. Have a beautiful and blessed day.

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Starli Broomhead Cornforth
36 months ago
5
5

I live in Nampa and had just learned about this market last week from a co-worker. He said that it is the "go to" place for good food, unique gifts and that everyone there is very friendly. I loved the idea that they are sharing their culture with the community as well as supporting themselves. I told a friend about it and we had planned to go check it out next week when she returns from seeing family. When this Market is opened, we will go and help them celebrate their re-opening. Sixteen years ago I was widowed and there were strangers from the city where he was killed who reached out to me and sent me money because someone on their city commented that they should do something.. The cards of support and donations from $2.00 up showed up at my house... They totaled enough for me to pay for my husbands funeral... I am going to donate to day to pay forward the generosity of strangers in Richmond, VA in March 1999 who gave me hope.

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Patrick McKeegan
36 months ago
4
4

Ginger and others, the building owners have insurance for the building but not the tenants income or business property. Do not know the status of the tenants but hope their insurance agents gave them good advice. Most were using this as their primary income. In both cases it will take months for the settlements. All the participants are amazing people from five continents and dozens of cultures. Many had significantly different lives in the countries they came from. Go to the Boise International Market Facebook page and read the stories.

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Gretchen Bates
36 months ago
4
4

In an sure the building is insured but do not know if the small businesses inside are covered under that insurance....doubt if they had their own insurance. Do not feel as though you have to give ... But please do not discourage people that want to help.

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Sharon BarlowPalm
36 months ago
3
3

I was only able to donate a little but have shared this on my facebook page. I'm hoping that friends who live around the country are able to help a little, too.

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Kari Williams Randel
36 months ago
3
3

We are almost half way there in just one day! Thank you so much to all those who have donated. Everything helps!

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Robin Davis Harren
36 months ago
2
2

As we meet the immediate need, let's also think how we "build back better" as Paul Farmer said about Haiti after the earthquake. We want our market back. There are many people with specialized skills and goodwill who will help with the project. Just say the word--put out a call.

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Linda Paul
36 months ago
2
2

Kari, thank you for spearheading this drive. I know these people live on the edge and a disaster like this could be the last straw. I hope enough is raised to sustain them all till they can get back on their feet. Can you let us know, at some point, how the funds will be divvied up amongst the different families?

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Ginger M Kosinski
36 months ago
2
2

Just wondering doesn't a place like this have insurance? I'm sure the insurance would be more than enough to pay to have it rebuilt. Why rely on the hard working people of the community and their money when the insurance company would pay for it out of their pocket?

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Fa Lyn Ong
25 months ago

I feel moved by what happened to them and I think to give a little help if I was theredewa poker Thank you for the information I will ask the government to take any help we can

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Carole Kelly Krahn-Kibble
36 months ago

How do we contact you to donate for the basket auction? we have 6 bottles of liquor left over from our wedding: 2-Chardonnay; 1-Pinot Grigio; 1- Whit Zinfadel; 1- Cabernet Sauvignon; 1- Syrah red wine.

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Corina Falcon Senior
36 months ago

Community Prayer Gathering Sunday 9/13 at 1pm at the Boise International Market parking lot. Now is the time to pray for our community. Come out and show them you care! Signs, banners, sidewalk chalk, encouraging words etc. all welcome.

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Corina Falcon Senior
36 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/525885104117286/photos/a.526078867431243.1073741825.525885104117286/945254832180309/?type=1&theater

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Betty Mallorca
36 months ago

I'm so glad we made the goal. Please tell everyone involved that whatever happens, they should not feel alone, ever. We all care and we all want to see the vendors and the market succeed and thrive. The market filled a void in the community and so many of us hope they will return. Blessings to everyone! You are loved.

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Erica Compton
36 months ago

I am going to miss the opportunity for my working lunch meetings there every month! I hope community can find you another space quickly. Love the diversity you bring to the city and looking forward to your business' open in another venue hopefully soon!

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Pete Grady
36 months ago

A lot of great folks have worked hard and had a great thing going. Here are some sights from the old Boise International Market. http://www.gradyphoto.com/gallery/Boise-International-Market/G0000RJ2gfuSyDFA

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Claudia Fernsworth
36 months ago

This is indeed a tragedy. Boise is such a supportive community. One thing though: I do hope the next place is equipped with sprinklers! At least in the kitchens.......

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Lynette LaGrange Holzer
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In my 71 years on this planet, I have never had the misfortune to have a fire in my home, but two of my family members had that experience. In both instances, there was insurance. And in both instances, it too some time for payouts. Both of those families would have been out on the street waiting for an insurance check if not for the kindness and generosity of friends, neighbors and strangers. I am very happy to see us stepping up to give them a hand. And, as Gretchen Bates said, if you are disinclined to donate, please don't discourage others from doing so. It's much needed.

+ Read More
Catherine Beal
36 months ago

Wow Ginger...way to support the community. Aw, just leave it to the insurance company, why should anyone who uses the market, cares about it, appreciates it bother helping out. Hmm. Because we're humans and this kind of thing can happen to Any. One. Of. Us. Any idea how long it takes to get an insurance settlement? People could lose their homes in the meantime without the income their businesses provide. Ridiculousness.

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Kari Williams Randel
36 months ago
9
9

This is a community effort to help those affected by the fire itself. Those who lost their belongings, their inventory and livelihoods. This fund is to help pay bills, buy groceries, and stay afloat until insurance kicks in, but that takes time. This is how families become suddenly homeless. You are not obligated to donate in anyway, but this is how I can help out my neighbors in their true time of need.

+ Read More
Carrie Landry
36 months ago
8
8

Ginger, since you don't live in Idaho (your FB page says you live in Ohio) I am not sure what your motivation is for posting a negative comment. For many of us, the Boise International Market is personal. We go there because we love it and we love the people who have businesses there who are for the most part refugee's trying to build a better life for their families. We will support them in their time of need. I will pray that you might find some empathy for other's and that if you don't have something nice to say or contribute that you will not say anything at all. Have a beautiful and blessed day.

+ Read More
Starli Broomhead Cornforth
36 months ago
5
5

I live in Nampa and had just learned about this market last week from a co-worker. He said that it is the "go to" place for good food, unique gifts and that everyone there is very friendly. I loved the idea that they are sharing their culture with the community as well as supporting themselves. I told a friend about it and we had planned to go check it out next week when she returns from seeing family. When this Market is opened, we will go and help them celebrate their re-opening. Sixteen years ago I was widowed and there were strangers from the city where he was killed who reached out to me and sent me money because someone on their city commented that they should do something.. The cards of support and donations from $2.00 up showed up at my house... They totaled enough for me to pay for my husbands funeral... I am going to donate to day to pay forward the generosity of strangers in Richmond, VA in March 1999 who gave me hope.

+ Read More
Patrick McKeegan
36 months ago
4
4

Ginger and others, the building owners have insurance for the building but not the tenants income or business property. Do not know the status of the tenants but hope their insurance agents gave them good advice. Most were using this as their primary income. In both cases it will take months for the settlements. All the participants are amazing people from five continents and dozens of cultures. Many had significantly different lives in the countries they came from. Go to the Boise International Market Facebook page and read the stories.

+ Read More
Gretchen Bates
36 months ago
4
4

In an sure the building is insured but do not know if the small businesses inside are covered under that insurance....doubt if they had their own insurance. Do not feel as though you have to give ... But please do not discourage people that want to help.

+ Read More
Sharon BarlowPalm
36 months ago
3
3

I was only able to donate a little but have shared this on my facebook page. I'm hoping that friends who live around the country are able to help a little, too.

+ Read More
Kari Williams Randel
36 months ago
3
3

We are almost half way there in just one day! Thank you so much to all those who have donated. Everything helps!

+ Read More
Robin Davis Harren
36 months ago
2
2

As we meet the immediate need, let's also think how we "build back better" as Paul Farmer said about Haiti after the earthquake. We want our market back. There are many people with specialized skills and goodwill who will help with the project. Just say the word--put out a call.

+ Read More
Linda Paul
36 months ago
2
2

Kari, thank you for spearheading this drive. I know these people live on the edge and a disaster like this could be the last straw. I hope enough is raised to sustain them all till they can get back on their feet. Can you let us know, at some point, how the funds will be divvied up amongst the different families?

+ Read More
Ginger M Kosinski
36 months ago
2
2

Just wondering doesn't a place like this have insurance? I'm sure the insurance would be more than enough to pay to have it rebuilt. Why rely on the hard working people of the community and their money when the insurance company would pay for it out of their pocket?

+ Read More
Fa Lyn Ong
25 months ago

I feel moved by what happened to them and I think to give a little help if I was theredewa poker Thank you for the information I will ask the government to take any help we can

+ Read More
Carole Kelly Krahn-Kibble
36 months ago

How do we contact you to donate for the basket auction? we have 6 bottles of liquor left over from our wedding: 2-Chardonnay; 1-Pinot Grigio; 1- Whit Zinfadel; 1- Cabernet Sauvignon; 1- Syrah red wine.

+ Read More
Corina Falcon Senior
36 months ago

Community Prayer Gathering Sunday 9/13 at 1pm at the Boise International Market parking lot. Now is the time to pray for our community. Come out and show them you care! Signs, banners, sidewalk chalk, encouraging words etc. all welcome.

+ Read More
Corina Falcon Senior
36 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/525885104117286/photos/a.526078867431243.1073741825.525885104117286/945254832180309/?type=1&theater

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Betty Mallorca
36 months ago

I'm so glad we made the goal. Please tell everyone involved that whatever happens, they should not feel alone, ever. We all care and we all want to see the vendors and the market succeed and thrive. The market filled a void in the community and so many of us hope they will return. Blessings to everyone! You are loved.

+ Read More
Erica Compton
36 months ago

I am going to miss the opportunity for my working lunch meetings there every month! I hope community can find you another space quickly. Love the diversity you bring to the city and looking forward to your business' open in another venue hopefully soon!

+ Read More
Pete Grady
36 months ago

A lot of great folks have worked hard and had a great thing going. Here are some sights from the old Boise International Market. http://www.gradyphoto.com/gallery/Boise-International-Market/G0000RJ2gfuSyDFA

+ Read More
Claudia Fernsworth
36 months ago

This is indeed a tragedy. Boise is such a supportive community. One thing though: I do hope the next place is equipped with sprinklers! At least in the kitchens.......

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