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Catrambone Fire Recovery Fund

$27,047 of $27,050 goal

Raised by 265 people in 11 months
Created October 10, 2017
In the early morning hours of October 9th, my daughter in law, Tatum, was wakened to the sound of the Sheriff's loudspeaker warning of an impending fire sweeping through Glen Ellen, CA. and being told to 'evacuate now'. The family managed to escape their home in minutes, with their 2 dogs. But soon the fire engulfed the area and their home and all their belongings were burned to the ground. Jeremy lost numerous dance floor panels he used in his 2nd job as well.  Nothing is salvaged.

My wife, Stacy, and I have started this fundraising page to help Jeremy, Tatum and their family, as they try to put their lives back together. While they are physically safe, all their belongings, all their children's belongings, have been lost in the fire.  Some of you may recall, their youngest child, Dalton, has been undergoing treatment since November 2015 through Oakland Childrens Hospital after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. That treatment has involved nearly two years of chemotherapy at home, currently daily and monthly IV treatment at the hospital as well as blood level monitoring.  During most of that time, Dalton was required to remain at home. His mother, Tatum, was unable to work for many months in order to care for him and provide home schooling, at great expense both emotionally and financially.  Dalton still has another 18 months to go with his treatments.

Jeremy and Tatum have 4 children, 3 of whom are teens, who also lost all of their belongings. They were renting their home, so insurance is not going to be available to assist them. Kitchen ware, food, clothing, housing and so many other items will be necessary for their daily needs and to begin to rebuild their lives. They will still face the expenses related to Dalton's travel to and from Oakland Hospital and for his treatment needs. They literally made it out of the house with the clothes on their backs. Obviously there will be many needs in the weeks and months ahead.

We know many people would like to help and offsetting expenses is a great way to contribute.  Please consider a donation to help this family cope with the financial burden facing them, as they simply deal with the
pain and fortitude of a child with leukemia, every day, and now the loss of all they owned and the necessities needed to live their lives.  Your donations will go directly to Jeremy and Tatum, not us.

Love to all of you. Jeremy, Tatum, Azure, Quentin, Ebony and little Dalton! You are all so strong and we love you so much!
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Today, November 9th, marks 30 days since that terrible night where all was lost to the firestorm that ravaged Sonoma County and Jeremy and Tatum's family home and everything in it. During this time, so many from family, friends and strangers have stepped up to help in so many ways.

The family is now living in 'safehouse No. 4', until March, when they will need to locate a more permanent location. This has given them some breathing room and time to try and gather some of the basics we take for granted. A bed to sleep in, a bedroom for the kids, some modest furnishings and hopefully some kitchen ware along the way. This house was matched thru the efforts of Ed Davis, a Glen Ellen locale who has helped match living arrangements for over 2 dozen families in the past month.

Thanks to the kindness and support of over 270 people, family, friends and strangers, and, some 1,100 Facebook 'shares' the Recovery Fund has reached $23,380 towards our goal! The Catrambone family is so appreciative of all your efforts and want to again, say "Thank You" to all who have given or shared our story. We know full well so many are in need and appreciate all of your efforts. The family is completely overwhelmed with the support from so many, and so grateful. On behalf of Jeremy, Tatum, Ebony, Azure, Quentin and Dalton...thank you! If you are so inclined and have not yet done so, please share our mission.

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Jeremy, Tatum and family will be moving to a 4th location, in Sonoma Valley, until April, through the generous help of a determined man, Ed Davis. Mr. Davis has assisted many valley residents with housing to keep those residents in the valley. And they are able to keep their dogs, who are not only members of the family, but have been a tremendous service for Dalton as he continues his chemo treatments. They'll be continuing their search for a more permanent location, but housing is scarce and this move will be a huge help thru the winter months. Dalton and Quentin return to school, so they can continue at the same school as before the fires. Dalton has a scheduled chemo treatment at Oakland Hospital on the 30th. Jeremy and family have had the opportunity to search the ashes of their former home...unfortunately, absolutely nothing is salvagable.

Thanks to the kindness and support of nearly 250 people, family, friends and strangers, and, some 1,100 Facebook 'shares' the Recovery Fund has reached $22,000 towards our goal! The Catrambone family is so appreciative of all your efforts and want to again, say Thank You to all who have given or shared our story. We know full well so many are in need and appreciate all of your efforts. With this new housing, the Catrambones can start to rebuild household items, the kinds of things we all take for granted. Perhaps beds for the kids, blankets, clothing... everything you can imagine being in the home, and now gone. On behalf of Jeremy, Tatum, Ebony, Azure, Quentin and Dalton...thank you! If you are so inclined and have not yet done so, please share our mission.
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Jeremy, Tatum and family will be moving to a 3rd location today, in Boyes Hot Springs, for one month, through the generous help of a friend. They'll be continuing their search for a more permanent location, but available housing is scarce. Dalton and Quentin return to school next week. Dalton has a scheduled chemo treatment at Oakland Hospital on the 30th.

Thanks to the kindness and support of nearly 250 people and, some 1,100 Facebook 'shares' the Recovery Fund has reach $20,500 towards our goal! The Catrambone family is so appreciative of all your efforts and want to again, say Thank You to all who have given or shared our story. We know full well so many are in need and appreciate all of your efforts. On behalf of Jeremy, Tatum, Ebony, Azure, Quentin and Dalton...thank you! If you are so inclined and have not yet done so, please share our mission.
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Words cannot express the thanks and gratitude that we have for all of the love and support that we've been receiving from the community and beyond. So many strangers have been reaching out to help us in any way they can. We may have lost our home and most of our belongings but we still have each other and we have all of you ❤️ You all know who you are and we love each and every one of you! Thank you X infinity!!! Tatum Davis Catrambone and Jeremy Catrambone
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Raised by 265 people in 11 months
Created October 10, 2017
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