Ozzy Goodman Family, Fire & Grief

$9,410 of $10k goal

Raised by 152 people in 1 month
Susan Arnold Carleton  PENSACOLA, FL
This family lost everything in a fire this past Sunday morning, including the unthinkable, their son, 8 year old Ozzy  Goodman.  The mother was able to remove 2 other small children along with herself through an upstairs window.  They are going to need so much, but let's start with helping them find a place to live to recover, grieve and have shelter.  I do not know this family, but this is what our community does best....GIVE and take care of others.   Lets do this Perdido Key and Pensacola.  Even $10.00 will buy some clothing or a meal.  God knows they need us.
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Update 10
Posted by Susan Arnold Carleton
1 month ago
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What a process it has been to get these funds to Athena. So here is what I have to state as an update:
I, Susan Carleton, who started this account with all good intentions, to get the funds to Athena, will be withdrawing these funds, depositing in my bank account, and in turn will be delivering all the money less what go fund me charges to Athena, in person this weekend. Athena and I are in agreement that is how the funds will be transferred. Thank you all and goodbye Go Fund Me. What should have been easy for Athena, has been anything but that. Not letting this go fund me technicality, which has plagued Athena and me for the last 2 days steal our love and support of her. All for Ozzy!
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Update 9
Posted by Susan Arnold Carleton
1 month ago
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This community is amazing! Over 130 people donated and doubled our first goal. I will be meeting with Ozzy's mom later this week to turn the account over to her - we are close to $10,000. Let's get there. Thank you all so much for sharing and caring about this cause. There is goodness all around, turn the tv off and look for it. Ozzy represents the goodness! This is the last post, but know that your amazing messages and love has been felt by Athena and family.
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Update 8
Posted by Susan Arnold Carleton
1 month ago
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Ozzy's obituary, he's singing "the best day of my life" in heaven. You are our super hero!

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pensacolanewsjournal/obituary.aspx?n=ozzy-danger-goodman&pid=183565700&fhid=10290
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Update 7
Posted by Susan Arnold Carleton
1 month ago
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All for Ozzy. The neighbor's harrowing account of last Sunday morning. Where there is darkness, there is light. Reposted with permission from the amazing Jon Bryant, a very difficult read. Thanking you all on behalf of Athena and her family.

https://www.facebook.com/jonathanbryant5750/posts/10207704103553056

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Sindy Tatum Coll
1 month ago
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We can not express how overwhelmed we are with everyone's generosity for our family . We can not thank everyone enough . We are truly blessed in this difficult time .

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Camey Sunshine Davidson
1 month ago
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Thank you for your help. I do know this family and they really do need help.... Thank u everyone!

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Donnamarie Elizabeth
1 month ago
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I had the joy of loving this little guy since he was 2 years old...I dated and nearly married his father, Jessie Goodman at age 15, and again from age 25 to 31. Ozzy was to become my stepson...now he is just going to be my angel. Please feel free to contact me with any donation pick up or drop offs as they need to be fulfilled. His mother Athena is doing all she can just to keep her head above water, and Ozzys Aunt Ashley Geonestra has been trying to do everything on her oqn to help and cant possibly keep up with the overwhelming grace that is being shown by the community...850-602-6335, feel free to call at any hour.

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Andrea Yates
1 month ago
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Thank you everybody who has helped and are continuing to help me and my family. So much heartbreak ans so much lost.

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Ashley Genestra
1 month ago

Ozzy is watching over all ofover us. his heart is filled. With such compassion and love everyone has shown his family he was so kind his spirit was beautiful always birthday his cousin I was watching it brought tears to my eyes he was genuinely happy for her 6

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April Golden
1 month ago

I have a bunch of ladies cloths to offer, please contact me.

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Sonya B
1 month ago

Deborah... I messaged you on Facebook...

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Deborah Douglas Ramser
1 month ago

Can anyone get the sizes of the parents. I am also going to see if there is anything else I can gather up for the house hold. Thanks

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$9,410 of $10k goal

Raised by 152 people in 1 month
Created January 8, 2017
Susan Arnold Carleton  
$500
Anonymous
1 month ago
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
DR
$100
DeeDee Rhodes
1 month ago
1
1
DL
$50
Deborah Lamb
1 month ago
JM
$25
Janis Manger
1 month ago
CB
$200
Carter Bondurant
1 month ago
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
JS
$25
Jodi Silverstein
1 month ago
AV
$50
Adam Vinson
1 month ago
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
Sindy Tatum Coll
1 month ago
2
2

We can not express how overwhelmed we are with everyone's generosity for our family . We can not thank everyone enough . We are truly blessed in this difficult time .

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Camey Sunshine Davidson
1 month ago
2
2

Thank you for your help. I do know this family and they really do need help.... Thank u everyone!

+ Read More
Donnamarie Elizabeth
1 month ago
1
1

I had the joy of loving this little guy since he was 2 years old...I dated and nearly married his father, Jessie Goodman at age 15, and again from age 25 to 31. Ozzy was to become my stepson...now he is just going to be my angel. Please feel free to contact me with any donation pick up or drop offs as they need to be fulfilled. His mother Athena is doing all she can just to keep her head above water, and Ozzys Aunt Ashley Geonestra has been trying to do everything on her oqn to help and cant possibly keep up with the overwhelming grace that is being shown by the community...850-602-6335, feel free to call at any hour.

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Andrea Yates
1 month ago
1
1

Thank you everybody who has helped and are continuing to help me and my family. So much heartbreak ans so much lost.

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Ashley Genestra
1 month ago

Ozzy is watching over all ofover us. his heart is filled. With such compassion and love everyone has shown his family he was so kind his spirit was beautiful always birthday his cousin I was watching it brought tears to my eyes he was genuinely happy for her 6

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April Golden
1 month ago

I have a bunch of ladies cloths to offer, please contact me.

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Sonya B
1 month ago

Deborah... I messaged you on Facebook...

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Deborah Douglas Ramser
1 month ago

Can anyone get the sizes of the parents. I am also going to see if there is anything else I can gather up for the house hold. Thanks

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