Janelle & Maya Moco CA Fire Recovery

$7,726 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 47 months
Janelle Moco and her daughter Maya need your help. On September 12, 2015 the Valley Fire in Lake County, CA obliterated their newly rented Middletown home, 99% of their belongings, and their community/workplace, Harbin Hot Springs. Left with only a car, just a few clothes and Maya's favorite toys, they took refuge at their parents' small home in Monterey. Currently looking for work, a home for them and their pets, and a good school for Maya's special needs, they are just in the re-envisioning stage. Janelle is a certified massage therapist with 19 years experience working in spa, private practice and corporate bodywork. Maya is a spirited 15-year-old girl on the Autism spectrum. They have just located, via Facebook, their missing dog, Ginny, and as of yet have not been allowed into the fire zone to find their cat, Azlan.

In order to start over again, somewhere with an adequate economy and school system, they will need funds to rent in a new, more expensive area, probably Monterey close to family. All furniture and household items are gone; they need these as well as clothing. Janelle lost her massage table as well as other necessary business tools. We all watched these fires in horror this week, and many of imagined what it would be like to lose home, pets, all photos, all clothing, everything. And then many of us wondered how in our own way we might help amid the devastation.  Here is our opportunity! Let's help Maya and Janelle get their feet back on the ground and start the starting-over. Every donation, EVERY one, no matter how small, will make a huge difference for 2 lovely people who have lost almost everything, are in need of life's very basic needs, yet repeatedly say how grateful they are to be safe. I encourage you to imagine the devastation you would feel losing everything, the challenge up picking up the pieces, and give what you can. 

(My name is Greta and I grew up with Janelle and touched base through the years as we both moved to Northern California. As soon as I saw the fires on the news, I wondered about many friends living there, praying they and their homes were ok. Unfortunately, Janelle learned Sunday that her house and all of Middletown had been destroyed and posted on FaceBook to let everyone know they were safe but had lost everything. I decided then to make this request on her behalf, especially for her daughter who has very important needs. Please let me know if I can provide any further information as you consider helping Maya and Janelle!)
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Thanks for all who've donated, we're halfway there, Janelle and Maya need all the help we can give as they start over in a new city. PLEASE give if you haven't and share this fund page!!! Janelle made it home to Middletown this week; here is one photo of her home:
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Thank you everyone who has given to help Janelle and Maya start all over after the fire! We're over 1/3 of the way to our goal! Please share this link with others who may be able to help; even $10 donations make that number tick up! Please consider sharing this on your own Facebook page with a request for any donation that will help a mom and daughter very much in need. Thank you!!!
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Wow THANK YOU to those of you who've kicked off the giving!! Every dollar is a great act of kindness. Please consider sharing with others on Facebook, or forwarding via email or word of mouth to others you think may want to help a mom and daughter who need help. More donations have come via others forwarding my post than my original post: Way to go!!
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Theresa Garcia
47 months ago
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I want you to know that I love you so much and have been worried about you since the fires started. I am glad to hear that you and Maya are safe and sound. It's not much money that I can give, but its something. I am in Los Angeles with a big empty house if you care to try your luck down here at any point. You have been a miraculous healer for me over the years and I would love to continue our relationship. Please let me know how we can stay in contact. All love, Theresa

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Janelle Moco
47 months ago

I am marveling at the generosity of those of you that I have not communicated with for so long and those that have never even met. Bless you, you kind hearted Angels!

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$7,726 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 47 months
Created September 17, 2015
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$100
Klaus Hartung
44 months ago
$25
Anonymous
45 months ago
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$1,000
beverly rees
46 months ago
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Glad to help.

AB
$200
Annie Beneventi
46 months ago

Janelle: Sending lots of love to you and Maya. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Annie

AP
$50
Annamaria Photinos
46 months ago

So sorry for your & Maya's loss. Wishing you all the best.

BB
$100
BJ Bushur
47 months ago

Praying for you and Maya.

TM
$50
tom moco
47 months ago
$100
Klaus Hartung
47 months ago
$50
Justin Hilton
47 months ago
BG
$50
Brian Gore
47 months ago
Theresa Garcia
47 months ago
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I want you to know that I love you so much and have been worried about you since the fires started. I am glad to hear that you and Maya are safe and sound. It's not much money that I can give, but its something. I am in Los Angeles with a big empty house if you care to try your luck down here at any point. You have been a miraculous healer for me over the years and I would love to continue our relationship. Please let me know how we can stay in contact. All love, Theresa

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Janelle Moco
47 months ago

I am marveling at the generosity of those of you that I have not communicated with for so long and those that have never even met. Bless you, you kind hearted Angels!

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