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Tara-John-Harry Fire Recovery Fund

$20,570 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 107 people in 14 months
Created October 11, 2017
Andrea Hilton
on behalf of Tara Manolian
Tara, Johnny, and Harry lost everything in the Redwood Complex fire outside of Ukiah the other night. As in, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING.  They barely made it out alive and frankly the tale is quite harrowing. While they are physically okay and grateful to be alive, they need our help to get them through this aweful time in their lives.

Harry just turned five a couple weeks ago, and surely all his possessions and gifts were lost in the fire, along with his beloved kitty. Experiecing this great loss as a young child is unimaginable. 

I think the shock of the experience is still setting in and they will surely need some time to literally sift through the rubble and decide what to do next. In the meantime, they need our help.

Please give what you can to their Go Fund Me and spread the word on their behalf.  They literally fled with only  the pajamas on their back and need to buy the most basic of essentials to get through the immediate aftermath of this disaster--socks, underwear, food, and other basic necessities. 

I know they are temporarily sheltered in a hotel until they can return to their property to see if any mementos can be salvaged. They don't have a functional mailing address at this time, nor do they have space beyond the confines of their cars to store accumulated possessions. As such, what they really need right now is a little money to see them through.

This is a beautiful family, and Harry is an amazing young boy. Please, please, give what you can.


P.S. To avoid fraud, Go Fund Me has asked that I tell you who I am. My name is Andrea Hilton, and I am a friend of the family. My son Reed was born shortly after Harry and the two boys became fast friends when the family still lived in Willow Creek. While I now live in Eureka, our sons have maintained their friendship despite the distance between them.
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Thank you to everyone who has been able to help Tara and Johnny so far. I know many of you have been in touch with them directly, and I imagine it helps them to realize they are not alone in this. Tara’s parents fly in this evening, and she very much looks forward to her mother’s embrace. They arrived at the site of their former home this morning and are currently sifting through the debris to see if anything can be saved. Tara is hoping to find her wedding ring in the rubble. I just received this photo from her. As you can see, there is absolutely nothing left. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to stop what you are doing and contribute to this GoFundMe. If you have already given, please try to share this plea with others who may help. Please share as widely as possible. I have also learned they are able to receive packages care of general delivery at the Ukiah Post Office. (perhaps make contact with them first so they know to go hunt down what you have sent.) Funds can also be transferred through iPhone texts I believe, if you have Apple wallet set up and are techie that way. Thank you.
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$20,570 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 107 people in 14 months
Created October 11, 2017
Andrea Hilton
on behalf of Tara Manolian
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