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Flores Family Fire Recovery

$23,248 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 199 people in 7 months
Created October 9, 2017



24540384_1509598521.8457_funddescriptionThe remains of the house 

On October 9, 2017 Mom, Dad and Michella’s (Sam and Kathi’s) house burned to the ground. With Geoff’s and Michella’s help, Mom and Dad were able to leave the house with the dogs and clothes on their back but nothing else. Mich, a former firefighter, helped the firefighters who were trying to save the house but ultimately lost the fight. After being in the Las Vegas shooting, Mich came home expecting calm and a few days later the house burned down. It has not been a good few weeks for her. Everything in the house furniture, clothes and momentos were lost in the fire, not just Mom and Dad’s stuff, but Mich’s as well. Many of you have been asking what you can do to help and I thought this was the best way. Mom, Dad, Geoff, Mich and the dogs, need everything from toothbrushes and dog food to clothes and shoes. (Yes, Dad left with his slippers.) Nothing was insured and I am guessing it is too late to discuss the virtues of renters insurance. I know my parents and sister have helped a lot of people in their time of need and now it is they who need the help. Any donation would be appreciated. All money raised will go to Mich, Mom, Dad and Geoff to help them start the next phase of their life. Mich needs all of her work uniforms, housewares and furniture for her new rental. (Her uniforms are not cheap!) Mom, Dad and Geoff need the same (minus the uniforms) as they figure out their next steps. Baylee, Angel and Vianna (the dogs) lost their home and belongings as well and will need food, leashes, beds, bowls and a few toys to help ease their transition. It has been equally hard on them. 

Thank you so much for the support to my family. 
Krista Flores 

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Mich and Baylee  at beautiful Spring Lake  Park

Mom, Dad, Angel and Vianna in front of our house

P.S. Dad’s cell phone did not make it out of the fire in case you are trying to reach him.

The formal stuff!
1.  Who are you and where are you from?
Krista Flores, Vienna, VA
2. Your relationship to the parties you are raising funds for? (GoFundMe should not end a sentence in a preposition) Daugther, Sister and cousin
3.  How will the funds be spent? (Finally a decent sentence!)
The funds will be spent on clothes, food, housing, toiletries, phone for Dad, housewares, sheets, towels, dog food, dog bowls, and everything needed to make a home.
4. Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the beneficiary. 
Michella is going to withdraw it and share it with Mom and Dad.
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Thank you for visiting our GoFundMe page. The staff at GoFundMe made a video about my family and the fire, they did a fantastic job and I encourage you to take a minute and watch it. The video provides a glimpse into what Mom, Dad, Mich and Geoff have been going through.

Life for the Flores’ has been busy. Everybody has spent countless hours sifting through the ashes to find any fragment of their history. Not too much has been recovered but Mom did find her engagement ring which brought a little bit of hope that not all was lost. At some point they are going to have to stop digging but I am not sure that they are ready for the finality of that decision. So for now, they keep digging.

Dad has been busy completing his exams to sell insurance in Idaho. The prospect of them moving to Idaho becomes more real everyday. Once he finishes his exams he will move to Idaho and look for a home so Mom, Geoff and the dogs can follow in the new year.

Mom, Geoff and the dogs will stay with Mich in Santa Rosa through the holidays and through the first of the year. I know none of them are ready to leave Santa Rosa. Their ties to Sonoma County run deep and it will be a heartbreaking move for all, not to mention they will be moving away from Mich which will make it very hard.

Mich, the rock of the family, is working her multiple jobs always staying busy. She has a great facade that says the events of the last couple months do not faze her but I know it has been hard. She is good as long as she keeps moving and is taking care of things/people and that is what she is doing.

Thank you for sending good wishes and donating. To see the video follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zEfi_IxS-E

Best,
Krista and Nin
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Thank you for visiting our GoFundMe page. The staff at GoFundMe made a video about my family and the fire, they did a fantastic job and I encourage you to take a minute and watch it. The video provides a glimpse into what Mom, Dad, Mich and Geoff have been going through.

Life for the Flores’ has been busy. Everybody has spent countless hours sifting through the ashes to find any fragment of their history. Not too much has been recovered but Mom did find her engagement ring which brought a little bit of hope that not all was lost. At some point they are going to have to stop digging but I am not sure that they are ready for the finality of that decision. So for now, they keep digging.

Dad has been busy completing his exams to sell insurance in Idaho. The prospect of them moving to Idaho becomes more real everyday. Once he finishes his exams he will move to Idaho and look for a home so Mom, Geoff and the dogs can follow in the new year.

Mom, Geoff and the dogs will stay with Mich in Santa Rosa through the holidays and through the first of the year. I know none of them are ready to leave Santa Rosa. Their ties to Sonoma County run deep and it will be a heartbreaking move for all, not to mention they will be moving away from Mich which will make it very hard.

Mich, the rock of the family, is working her multiple jobs always staying busy. She has a great facade that says the events of the last couple months do not faze her but I know it has been hard. She is good as long as she keeps moving and is taking care of things/people and that is what she is doing.

Thank you for sending good wishes and donating. To see the video follow the link: https://youtu.be/9zEfi_IxS-E.

Best,
Krista and Nin
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$23,248 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 199 people in 7 months
Created October 9, 2017
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