Claudia López Relief Fund

$2,390 of $2,300 goal

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Tess Werner  GATLINBURG, TN
My name is Tess Werner (Daughter to Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner) and I am a native to Gatlinburg, TN. I am trying to help my friend Claudia Nohomi Valladares López and her two children (ages 2 and 4) who lost their home to the wildfires that swept through Gatlinburg on Monday, November 28th. Claudia lost everything in the wildfires and did not have insurance. Claudia is in immediate need of financial assistance for rebuilding and replacing their lives. Claudia is a single mum to her two children and they are temporarily staying in a hotel room. Claudia lost all her clothes, her children’s clothes and all their belongings. Claudia is in desperate need of a permanent home for her and her children to feel safe and secure. She goes out daily trying to find something better. However, she hasn’t had much luck.
 
I assure you the funds will be used to help Claudia find a permanent place to stay and to replace her clothing, personal and household goods that were lost in the wildfire. Once we have recieved enough money for Claudia to pay her rent and utilities deposit. I will personally deliver her the money raised for her to use for these things. As well as, any extra money we raise to go towards clothing, personal items, and household goods.

The family is in immediate need of financial assistance for rebuilding and replacing their lives. They will probably still be rebuilding for a few years. Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers and donations. 

Thank you!

Tess Werner

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Posted by Tess Werner
4 months ago
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What a delight it was to be part of such a moving project. Thank you everyone for your generous donation. I set the goal high as I did not know how much money we were looking at being needed. Many folks have provided clothing. We have successfully raised enough for Claudia to afford her rent and utilities for a couple months. We were even blessed with a family adopting them to provide Christmas for the children. This will help her get on her feet in the upcoming months. For your generosity, I thank you! I am humbled by everyone’s recent expression of support for this family. There are still many families who are still without. Now our efforts are going to be focused on getting them in secure housing and stability in the upcoming months. Thank you does not suffice!
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Dan Lawler
4 months ago
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Our house is open to you if you need it for a few days...We are doing a quiet Christmas and you are welcome to join us if you like...We live up in the National Park...Let me know if we can help...

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Diana Roberts
4 months ago
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Contact My Family Fund provides a $1000 a month for 6 months.. and ask at the shelter for the places that are providing Christmas gifts for fire victims. Tema will also give a check to cover losses if you were renting, but it does take a few weeks to get a check from them. Please check into all of these things. Prayers sent your way.. There is tons of resources that will help you... God bless....

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Danielle Wolff Holland
4 months ago
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Tess, my name is Danielle Wolff Holland. My parents own and operate diamond mtn rentals at 239 e parkway In the burg. They may have a temporary solution for her. I also have a 4 yo girl and 2 yo boy and can supply clothes, toys and possibly a bike. Please pm me sizes they are in. I plan on coming back around New Years and can bring the items with me. Thanks for doing this as I know the Hispanic community is in dire need of help! Merry Christmas!

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Misty West
4 months ago
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I am from East Tennessee but live in North Carolina now. I've asked my FB friends to donate to help you. I have a home here where you are welcome stay, however I know your heart and job are in Gatlinburg. I am praying for you.

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Blaine Newlon
4 months ago

I have furniture if you need it. I can bring it this week and/or store it in Sevierville until you need it. Please let me know

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$2,390 of $2,300 goal

Raised by 51 people in 4 months
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Created December 19, 2016
$50
Anonymous
4 months ago
$10
Anonymous
4 months ago
$15
Kristi Whitt
4 months ago
$200
Anonymous
4 months ago
$100
Anonymous
4 months ago
MB
$25
Mary Beverly
4 months ago
$50
Anonymous
4 months ago
LC
$25
Linda Cozzolino
4 months ago
1
1

God bless this mother and her children

$100
Dawn Lockmiller
4 months ago
1
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God bless!

$10
Anonymous
4 months ago
1
1
Dan Lawler
4 months ago
4
4

Our house is open to you if you need it for a few days...We are doing a quiet Christmas and you are welcome to join us if you like...We live up in the National Park...Let me know if we can help...

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Diana Roberts
4 months ago
3
3

Contact My Family Fund provides a $1000 a month for 6 months.. and ask at the shelter for the places that are providing Christmas gifts for fire victims. Tema will also give a check to cover losses if you were renting, but it does take a few weeks to get a check from them. Please check into all of these things. Prayers sent your way.. There is tons of resources that will help you... God bless....

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Danielle Wolff Holland
4 months ago
2
2

Tess, my name is Danielle Wolff Holland. My parents own and operate diamond mtn rentals at 239 e parkway In the burg. They may have a temporary solution for her. I also have a 4 yo girl and 2 yo boy and can supply clothes, toys and possibly a bike. Please pm me sizes they are in. I plan on coming back around New Years and can bring the items with me. Thanks for doing this as I know the Hispanic community is in dire need of help! Merry Christmas!

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Misty West
4 months ago
2
2

I am from East Tennessee but live in North Carolina now. I've asked my FB friends to donate to help you. I have a home here where you are welcome stay, however I know your heart and job are in Gatlinburg. I am praying for you.

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Blaine Newlon
4 months ago

I have furniture if you need it. I can bring it this week and/or store it in Sevierville until you need it. Please let me know

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