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A home for Joe and Michelle Cabrera

$14,025 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 4 months
Created November 10, 2018
34404848_1541887594482986_r.jpegOn November 8, 2018 the Camp fire raged through Paradise, California, wiping out an estimated 6,700 structures, becoming the most destructive fire in California's history. 

Above is a picture of where my parent's home used to be. Like so many people in Paradise, they have lost everything. And like many others, they have no where to go. All their local family members and best friends lost everything too--making it impossible for them to reach out to those who they would normally turn to in times of need. So we are reaching out to you, hoping that you might donate to help them get back on their feet.

Here is what is needed:
>Joe & Michelle need supplies to help them get through daily life (clothes, toiletries, food).

>Joe & Michelle need a new place to live. This occupies the bulk of their worry at the moment. When the ashes are cleared, they hope to have the funds to purchase an RV or Mobile home to place on the property. Relocating is not an option, as Michelle works in Chico and the two need to maintain health insurance due to medical conditions. The bulk of the monetary goal of this campaign is to help fund a new place to live.

>Joe & Michelle need to know that they have your support.  With so many people displaced, I am sure it is hard not to feel like a statistic. 

Here is what you can do to help:

>Donate to this campaign. All donations will go directly to Joe & Michelle to aid in their recovery, replace essentials, and provide shelter.

>Send a care package. Remember that in the short term, Joe & Michelle are staying with friends out of town, and as such do not have much room to store items. However, donations of goods are welcome and can be mailed to:

Joe & Michelle Cabrera
550 Vallombrosa #7089
Chico, CA 95927

>Write a message of support or send a Christmas card. Its not always possible to donate, but you can still help out by letting Joe & Michelle know how much you care about them by commenting on this page or adding them to your Christmas card list. Michelle's favorite holiday is Christmas, and she took great joy in decorating her yard to the nines every year with a different theme. Even if you are a stranger, you can send a card to replace the years of holiday decorations that were burned up in the fire.

If it is mail/letters can be mailed to:

Joe & Michelle Cabrera
P.O. BOX 7089
Chico, ca 95927

>Share this campaign! In order to get the most help, we need to spread the word far and wide.

Thank you for taking the time to read about Joe & Michelle. Love and light to all those who lost their homes and lives in Paradise.
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Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to give an update on behalf of Joe and Michelle.
First of all THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to this campaign! Your contributions have come from far and wide, and you have really helped Joe & Michelle feel the support in this difficult time. Michelle recently shared with me a fortune she got in her fortune cookie:

"Be generous, and the favor will be returned."

There really is no one more generous than Joe and Michelle, and it is wonderful that we have an opportunity to return their kindness. The timeliness of these words brought Michelle to tears.

Secondly, I want to encourage you all to please continue sharing the campaign with friends, family, church members, etc. We are SO CLOSE to our goal of raising $15,000! We need your help to keep the campaign in the spotlight and to make sure we raise the last bit of money.

And finally, I wanted to let you all know the wonderful news that Joe and Michelle have been able to secure a studio apartment to stay in for the time being! The apartment is in Chico, close to Michelle's work, and considering how many thousands of people have been displaced by the fire, the fact they were able to find a place to stay is FANTASTIC! Though they are not sure if they will be able to return to Paradise any time soon, your generous contributions will make sure that they continue to have housing in the future.

Love & Hugs,
-Mira Veikley Cabrera (Daughter In-Law of Joe & Michelle, Campaign Organizer)
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$14,025 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 4 months
Created November 10, 2018
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