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Baptiste Family House Fire Relief

$11,255 of $23,000 goal

Raised by 109 people in 14 months
Created December 8, 2017

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26013798_1512777821.3641_funddescription26013798_1512777528.9623_funddescriptionLuke’s Mom here again. Today, Luke and Sarah spent the day in Ojai to check out the true extent of the damage. The photo below is Sarah in front of the fireplace on Christmas Day a year ago. 
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And this is what it looks like today:
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It is truly heart wrenching; I thought I was cried out until hearing from them tonight! 
Sarah and Luke (and the  dogs) are safe and temporarily staying in Santa Monica, being brave but feeling devastated tonight.
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I believe they held out hope that there would be something they could salvage, but the fire did indeed take their home, possessions and  Christmas. It’s still smoldering.  
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 Last year at Christmas we were all in Ojai at Luke and Sarah’s.

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We were all going to gather there again this year. But there’s no “there” there. 
So . . . they have to begin again. I started this fund because so many of you have asked me to do so, because you want to help.  So many of you have already given generously. THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to read this, share this, and help if you’re able.
All funds donated will go towards buying clothing, furniture, kitchen appliances and supplies, bedding, food, and other necessities. They also need funds to afford a new place to live.
Be safe out there and keep your beloved humans and animals close. We love you and are so grateful. 

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Thank you for the recent donations. Update on Sarah and Luke: they’re in Santa Monica waiting to find out when it’s okay to begin again in Ojai andbhow best to tackle what is obviously a huge project. Sarah is back to work and Luke is still studying for the LSAT. The dogs get to walk on the cliffs of Santa Monica along the waterfront and life is normalizing. Many thanks to all of you who have given.
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They've received more donations directly to their account so we are again lowering the total amount of the campaign! Thank you again everyone! They had a rough day today, going to the property themselves, walking through the ashes of what was once their belongings and memories. It means everything to them to be remembered and considered at this time.
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I just want to take the time to say thank you, thank you again to everyone who has contributed to Sarah and I during this difficult time in our lives. We are sincerely thankful from the bottom of hearts. Your support and love towards our family has made a huge positive impact on us.
We are still trying to figure out what comes next for us, where we are going to live, how we will get through this, planning for the future, and dealing with such a significant loss. The last week has been both traumatic and chaotic. So I am still working on reaching out to all of you personally to thank you, we really can't say it enough or describe to you how much your friendship means to Sarah and I. In the future I hope none of you will hesitate in asking for our help or support with anything you need.

Much love and respect,
Luke Baptiste
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We’ve dropped the goal total again thanks to donations directly to their venmo accounts. Thank you again. We are almost half way to our goal.
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$11,255 of $23,000 goal

Raised by 109 people in 14 months
Created December 8, 2017
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