Expenses for Beale Family

$37,586 of $40k goal

Raised by 441 people in 29 months
Heather Metzger Ablondi  FREDERICKSBURG, VA

The Beale family has been rocked by an unthinkable tragedy. Wayne Beale passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, July 13, 2014 leaving behind his wife Joni and their six children.

Joni is a beloved member of the Fredericksburg community. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother and an active member of Spotswood Baptist Church and Mothers of Preschoolers. When you meet Joni, the first thing that you notice is her amazing smile and enthusiam for life. It is hard to believe that this beautiful, well put together woman is the mother of three sets of twins!

Tragically, she is now left to raise those six precious children on her own. Because of a pre-existing medical condition, Wayne was not able to obtain a life insurance policy for his family. Joni is facing an uncertain future as the sole provider for her family.

Her most immediate needs include the funeral expenses which total approximately $6,000, the initial goal for this gofundme campaign. We would love to raise over and above that in order to provide Joni a financial cushion to rely on while she makes plans for this unexpected chapter of her life.

Many people have asked how they can help. Many have offered to bring a meal to the family, and while meals are great and welcome, there is a much greater financial need. Please prayerfully donate as you can.


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Update 8
Posted by Heather Metzger Ablondi
29 months ago
Update 7
Posted by Heather Metzger Ablondi
29 months ago
Thank you to our friends "across the pond" who have begun to donate after reading the article in London's Daily Mail!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2697244/Mother-left-raise-three-sets-twins-husband-45-dies-suddenly.html
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Update 6
Posted by Heather Metzger Ablondi
29 months ago
Thank you again! We just surpassed another goal! I raised the goal to $30,000, but really the sky is the limit. All money raised will go directly to this families living expenses and to helping Joni to take care of her children.
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Update 5
Posted by Heather Metzger Ablondi
29 months ago
Thank you again! When we started this campaign on Monday, I never imagined that we would raise over $20,000 by Friday. You can watch the news coverage of the outpouring of support for the Beale family at the following links. We were even picked up by the NBC national news website!

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Moms-Raise-Money-for-Fredericksburg-Mom-Twins-Struck-by-Tragedy-267564001.html

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/26048639/va-community-comes-together-to-help-3-sets-of-twins-who-lost-father-unexpectedly

http://www.nbcnews.com/news
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Tammy Dawson
29 months ago

Joni & family, I am sending my condolences. Wayne was my cousin (father was my mothers brother) and even though I haven't seen him in many many years, he will be greatly missed ! Prayers and hugs to y'all ❤️

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$37,586 of $40k goal

Raised by 441 people in 29 months
Created July 14, 2014
Heather Metzger Ablondi  
HD
$10
H.A. D.
13 months ago

Praying that the comforting arms of God are felt by you during this holiday season and that your needs are being met.

$15
Anonymous
13 months ago
$1,000
Anonymous
23 months ago
$100
Anonymous
28 months ago
CB
$50
Carrie Bertauski
28 months ago

Sending you our love and prayers. The Bertauski Family

CG
$20
Connie Grandelli
28 months ago (Monthly Donation)
SS
$60
Spotswood ABF Stimpson
28 months ago
BC
$50
Bruce Christman
28 months ago

I don't know you or your family, but I have heard about your loss and your future needs. I hope this contribution, along with the many others you have received, will help in some small way.

HY
$100
Harry Young
28 months ago

Bless you and your children, praying that you WILL be provided all you need.

JH
$100
Joe Hancharick
28 months ago
Tammy Dawson
29 months ago

Joni & family, I am sending my condolences. Wayne was my cousin (father was my mothers brother) and even though I haven't seen him in many many years, he will be greatly missed ! Prayers and hugs to y'all ❤️

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