Anzelde Family Arson Recovery Fund

On Friday, March 20th, my husband's step father set fire to the family home in Ocean View, Hawaii, following an argument with my mother in law.  He was arrested at the scene for arson.  Due to this malicious act my husband's family lost EVERYTHING, but the clothes on their back.  

Originally I had our goal set at $50k.  At that time I wasn't sure what to set it at, as the house was still burning.  The actual damage is estimated at $270k+, so I raised that goal to $300k.  

Arlene, my husband's grandmother, and Shelley, his mother, need all the help they can get at this difficult time.  They did not have homeowner's insurance.  

Please note, there are some news reports and interviews that state that the family was in danger of losing their home.  This was not the case.  Shelley was in the process of filing for divorce from this man.   Thursday a restraining order was granted for threats made to my husband, but on Friday it had not yet been served and he wasn't removed from the property.  We believe this was a blessing in disguise and that he would have returned and possibly hurt our family.  They are alive.  No human lives were lost, although we do believe and have evidence that pets were in the home when he set it ablaze.   Marty had possesion of firearms that had belonged to Arlene.   Shelley retrieved the firearms following the argument and the family left the home with the firearms.  They immediately took the firearms to the police to be surrendered.  Once they left the police department they headed out to have dinner.  About 10 minutes after they left the police department they got the call that the house was on fire and completely engulfed.  A total loss.  

Also, please note that this GoFundMe states the location as Tehachapi, CA.  That is my location and I cannot figure out how to change it.  The fire and family are located in Ocean View, Hawaii.  

From our whole hearts, we thank each one of you for your prayers, for sharing our gofundme and donations.

Donations also being accepted at P.O. Box 7088, Ocean View, HI 96737 if you prefer not to donate online.


Michelle Hatfield Prestriedge
Tehachapi, CA

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