Our home has burned down

Hey everyone, Riley(Laura) and my mom Chrystle here. On 9/8 I got an emergency notice to my phone to evacuate immediately from a fire danger. We were not given a warning. Luckily we had prepared a lot of things because of a smaller fire a few weeks ago. My mom, my sister and I were able to fit 2 bags each and all the animals in the car and thats it. Weve been evacuated before so we expected we would just be able to come back in a week or 2. The sky was raining ash, it felt like midnight and I knew something was different this time but I tried to stay positive. Yesterday, 9/10 we got confirmation that our house has burned down. I will attach the picture proof and the before and after. We are still in shock but surrounded by family. We need to look for a rental asap because we cant stay in my nephews room for too long disrupting their life. We have lost everything. A lot can be replaced but theres so many unique things that are gone. Like my fursuit, kigu, lots of my plushies, my merchandise, my moms doll collection, her book collection, everything from grandma, everything my mom saved from her teaching days. We even had to leave my moms chickens :( Needless to say we could really use some help getting back on our feet. Ive set a goal of $10k. When we're able to get a rental/new house we will need furniture and dishes and everything you can think of as we are truly starting over with nothing. My mother is a retired teacher and has given to the community for decades. She is devastated for her former students who have lost everything as well. I am a fulltime artist and made sure to bring my laptop, drawing tablet and chargers so I can get back to work asap. Im not ready yet but hopefully I can repay your kindness with art in the future. I appreciate you reading this and I will update as needed.

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  • Darby Sawyer 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Taylor Heath 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Thomas Brady 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Keith Dimick 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer

Laura Perkins 
Organizer
Lodi, CA
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