Ekblad Family Thomas Fire Recovery

$53,140 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 489 people in 19 months
Created December 5, 2017
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My Name is Joel. I live in Oxnard, CA adjacent to Santa Paula and Ventura where the Thomas Fire has ripped up a large portion our county and community.

My wife Sarah and I have know Matt and Allie for almost 20 years. Matt, Allie and their children Jace and Ava have lost their recently-purchased home with everything inside to the Thomas Fire.

Photos, memories, clothes-Gone.

I could never think of rebuilding my family's life from scratch on my own. The Ekblad's are facing this situation today.

We are asking you to directly support the Ekblad's through GoFundMe by donating to help them recover basic essentials including clothing, food, diapers, on-going bills and on-going medical costs.

Matt is a Fire Fighter with LA and has never let us down, please don't let them down!

Our Goal is $25,000.  The funds raised here will be given to Matt and Allie directly through GoFundMe.com's beneficiary tool which will give them direct access to these funds.
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Newbury Park Drop Location:

If you can't make it out to Oxnard. Sarah's parents residence will gladly take packages in NP.

Please message us for details.
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Care Package Mailing Address:

There are requests to support the Ekblads through material donations such as clothing for their youngsters.

Clothing sizes:
Jace: 3T
Ava: 9 Months

Please message us for shipping details.
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This GoFundMe is 100% grassroots and has spread through email, text and social.

Your response has been absolutely humbling.

We have learned more about the timeline of events which is crazy.

At midnight Tuesday morning a mandatory evacuation was issued. Allie and Matt left with their kids. Matt returned and stayed through the night to clear out and help his neighbors.

At 9am Tuesday morning their home was lost. Meanwhile homes still stand across the street.

Their road to something normal has just started.
From the backyard looking at front door
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$53,140 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 489 people in 19 months
Created December 5, 2017
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