Fire Fund For 3 Amazing Teachers

My name is Iris Sanchez, and I have had the privilege and honor to be the secretary at Lincoln Elementary School for many years. On the Thursday night of September 28, 2017, 3 of my amazing co-workers & friends, lost their home to a horrible fire that started in the house next to theirs. The fire jumped to their house. A big section of their home was destroyed by the fire. What was left was damaged by smoke and water, which has left them with nothing.  Even though they have lost everything they own, they are so grateful for what you can contribute. Their spirits have not wavered after this horrible loss.

They each work at Lincoln Elementary School in Richmond, and have been teaching there for a varying number of years. They are Elora Henderson RSP Special Education Teacher, Marco Villanueva Afterschool Program Teacher and Jesus Galindo 3rd grade Bilingual Teacher.

We are asking for your help in supporting these educators regain some normalness to their days so they can continue giving back to the community they love so much. The losses are as small as everyday items to rebuilding from the ground up. Elóra, Jesús, & Marco will use these funds to help replace some of their basic items that were lost in the fire (from their toiletries, to their winter coats, to medication for their puppy Lorca). Additionally, they will use these funds as they look for temporary housing, and in making up for parts of the rebuild of the home that their homeowners insurance will not be able to cover due to the massive amount of loss. 

Please think of all the things you would need to rebuild your life...they've lost it all, and any amount that you can donate will help.

We greatly appreciate your help!!!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Iris Sanchez 
Richmond, CA
Elora Henderson 
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