O'Connell Family Relief Fund

Charlie O'Connell, a local paramedic, and his fiancée Nicole Budnic, an EMT and teacher, have dedicated their lives to helping others. Now their family is in need of our help. On November 12, 2013 Charlie's family lost their house and their family business to a devastating fire. The family of 5 is struggling and needs our help as they try to start over and rebuild their lives. Charlie and Nicole have drained the savings for their own wedding to help support the family and are low on funds themselves.

How can I help?
1. Make a monetary donation here! Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated!

2. Come to the event! We invite you to come out for a night of fun supporting this great cause and benefiting these wonderful people. The fundraiser will be hosted a PJ's Pub in Thousand Oaks on December 1st, 2013. Stop by the bar anywhere from 2:30 pm until close! The event is strictly based on donations so we ask that you make a $5 per person contribution at the door. Please see the facebook event for more details (https://www.facebook.com/events/654153881273522/) or contact Charlie, Nicole, or myself!

3. Share the story!
You can post this site to Pinterest, put it on your Facebook newsfeed, email your coworkers... we just need help spreading the word! We need prayers, positive thoughts, momentum, and continued support. So if you can't make a donation, please help us by spreading the word!

With your help, we are trying to raise at least $3,000. We know that we can come together as a community, and help give back to two people who live to protect and aid us. What better time than Thanksgiving to show your support? Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you for your help, your prayers, and your continued support through this time!
  • Kartik Patel 
    • $50 
    • 90 mos
  • Fundraiser Earnings!!! 
    • $820 
    • 90 mos
  • Pamela Sauceda 
    • $30 
    • 90 mos
  • Brigitte Wolfram 
    • $200 
    • 90 mos
  • Virgil Budnic 
    • $300 
    • 90 mos
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Vicky Lynn 
Thousand Oaks, CA
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