Irish J1 Berkeley Tragedy Fund

$289,374 of $50k goal

Raised by 2,387 people in 15 months
Celine Kennelly  BERKELEY, CA
Early in the morning on June 16, 2015, several Irish J1 students in Berkeley, Calif., were involved in a balcony collapse which resulted in six fatalities and seven serious injuries.

This account has been established to raise funds for the students affected by this tragedy and their families, and we ask that you donate what you can.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Your donations will be used to support and assist the immediate needs of the families and students in Berkeley.


Your messages of support and concern are all very much appreciated.  We ask that you please keep the victims, their families, friends and all involved in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you to our colleagues in Chicago who worked with us on the creation of this fund.

- Irish Immigration Pastoral Center
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Update 4
15 months ago

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We are so grateful for the gracious donations & all who are volunteering. The Berkeley crisis center has been moved to the IIPC in San Francisco, and we continue to offer 24/7 assistance to anyone in need. The crisis line is open at (415) 816-0887. You can find us at 5340 Geary Blvd., Suite 206 from 10am-6pm.
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Update 3
15 months ago

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Thank you for the incredible support this week. We know many of you felt deeply touched by this unimaginable tragedy. Please join us for a community Mass on Sunday, June 21st in San Francisco, 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral: https://twitter.com/iipcsf/status/612336191065559040
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Update 2
15 months ago

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Urgent: Families affected by the tragedy need seats on an SFO-DUB Aer Lingus direct flight this weekend, 6/20 and 6/21. If you have a seat--or know someone flying--please consider giving that spot to a family member in need. Call 415.816.0887.
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Update 1
15 months ago

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Hello everyone - we are absolutely overwhelmed. Your generous support in such a short time is astounding. Stay tuned for update from our team. In the meantime, please keep sharing.
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Kymberli Brady
15 months ago
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*What we have once enjoyed we can never lose...All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~Helen Keller Sending my deepest sympathies and with that, the hope that your memories will guide you through this tragic time.

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Patty Steck
15 months ago
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Sending prayers for those families and friends suffering this great loss! God Bless

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Charles S. Names
14 months ago

IIam terribly sorry for this. I encourage families and friends of the victims of this grotesque incident. To come together and support one another. I love the Irish who come to Berkeley during the summer. I had good conversations and learned a lot. I would also like to say to the families go after Greg Davis the city building inspector who is terribly wrong for letting this design to have gone through in the first. Do not rest until justice has been served.All the love to your hearts and souls.

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John O'Connor
14 months ago

Just a simple note, we love ye

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Jonathan Merritt
15 months ago

Deepest condolences

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Bud Kaye
15 months ago

God have mercy on the souls of those that fell...

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Kathi Russell
15 months ago

what a wonderful circle of friends to provide support for the survivors of this tragedy ♥

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Kim Enochs
15 months ago

Please share my daughter gofundme page at /Donations4Josie

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John Conaty
15 months ago

THANKS GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!

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Shirl Oehler Ali
15 months ago

May God bring comfort to the families of those that passed and injured. My heart breaks for all of you :'(

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Kristal Yohanny Yakuza
15 months ago

I'm so sorry

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D Jeane West
15 months ago

Sending prayers for the family and friends! ♥

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Eamonn Gormley
15 months ago

What we have lost does not change what we had.

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Christine Kelly Kane
15 months ago

God bless. You are in my thoughts and prayers ❤

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$289,374 of $50k goal

Raised by 2,387 people in 15 months
Created June 16, 2015
$125
Anonymous
9 months ago
$10
Gina Marie Di Dio
11 months ago

Wish them all well and hope they get what they need and home to their loved ones soon.

BD
$50
Barbara Dempsey
11 months ago
GY
$50
gillian young
12 months ago
AF
$2,232
Alan Field
12 months ago

Raised in Flanagans Irish Pub, Vienna

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$777
Irish Society for New Economists Conference 2014 J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics
12 months ago

On behalf of all those involved with the Irish Society of New Economists Annual Conference in NUI Galway 2014, we would like to offer our sincere condolences and thoughts to the families and friends of those deceased and injured in this terrible tragedy. A deep sadness resonates among our staff and students for the victims of this tragedy, their families and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamnach Organizing Committee Professor Ciaran O' Neill, NUI, Galway Ms. Michelle Queally, NUI, Galway Ms. Aine Roddy , NUI, Galway Dr. Patricia Carney, NUI, Galway Dr. Aoife Callan, Novartis

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$50
Teresa Drayne
12 months ago

I admire so much the courage of those who survived and God rest the students who lost their lives

$150
Anonymous
12 months ago
$50
Anonymous
12 months ago
EC
$50
Elaine Curley
12 months ago
Kymberli Brady
15 months ago
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*What we have once enjoyed we can never lose...All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~Helen Keller Sending my deepest sympathies and with that, the hope that your memories will guide you through this tragic time.

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Patty Steck
15 months ago
1
1

Sending prayers for those families and friends suffering this great loss! God Bless

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Charles S. Names
14 months ago

IIam terribly sorry for this. I encourage families and friends of the victims of this grotesque incident. To come together and support one another. I love the Irish who come to Berkeley during the summer. I had good conversations and learned a lot. I would also like to say to the families go after Greg Davis the city building inspector who is terribly wrong for letting this design to have gone through in the first. Do not rest until justice has been served.All the love to your hearts and souls.

+ Read More
John O'Connor
14 months ago

Just a simple note, we love ye

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Jonathan Merritt
15 months ago

Deepest condolences

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Bud Kaye
15 months ago

God have mercy on the souls of those that fell...

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Kathi Russell
15 months ago

what a wonderful circle of friends to provide support for the survivors of this tragedy ♥

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Kim Enochs
15 months ago

Please share my daughter gofundme page at /Donations4Josie

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John Conaty
15 months ago

THANKS GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!

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Shirl Oehler Ali
15 months ago

May God bring comfort to the families of those that passed and injured. My heart breaks for all of you :'(

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Kristal Yohanny Yakuza
15 months ago

I'm so sorry

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D Jeane West
15 months ago

Sending prayers for the family and friends! ♥

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Eamonn Gormley
15 months ago

What we have lost does not change what we had.

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Christine Kelly Kane
15 months ago

God bless. You are in my thoughts and prayers ❤

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