Corso #Paradise Ca #Campfire

The #Campfire broke out in the town of Polga 6:30am, just over the ridge from Paradise, Ca, Our home town. After dropping my son at school while my daughter was at home, I was headed to old Magalia to drop the cat off for a vet appt, They canceled her appt, As I was leaving saw massive flames in multiple spots headed over the Ridge right for our town. I called my husband and told him he needed to get home now from Durham Ca.  I drove quickly back down to the school to grab Ryan and headed home to help Abbi pack the essentials. We scrambled around the house grabbing what we could that was important, all while waiting for Beau to get home and help load vehicles and drive us out. He rode home with cousin to middle of town about 1.5 from our house. He could not make it in a vehicle due to traffic build up already with people fleeing the area; there was no warning/ time,  and had to run on foot through the smoke, came running in the driveway just in time to help us throw a few remaining belongings and ourselves into the two vehicles and leave. 3 doors down on our road a home exploded as we were pulling out of our drive way, yards and trees all around our mobile were in flames.
Stuck in grid lock from our house all the all the way to chico, driving by housing developments that were already burned to the ground, walls of fire on both sides of the road, It was pitch black of night at 9:30in the morning,  a 3hour drive which would normally be only 20 minutes.
We were able to take refuge at my brothers for the night, we had a house of 15+ people, 10 dogs, cats.
Our home town is leveled, multiple business and churches, Schools, the hospital, not to mention thousands of homes including our own, and vehicles. Tons of smoke and ash continue to fall.
Please help us start over in any you can even if taking a moment for a prayer.

Donations ()

  • Joy Cain Miedecke 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Alicia Philipp 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
  • Terri Di Salvo 
    • $25 
    • 14 mos
  • Arline Oliphint 
    • $10 
    • 14 mos
  • Sheila Weissberger 
    • $500 
    • 15 mos
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Fundraising team: Frank DiSalvo, Jana Tejeda (4)

Shanon Corso 
Organizer
Raised $1,175 from 4 donations
Paradise, CA
Rosalind Licata Coibion 
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
Cate Ervin 
Team member
Pam Neuer 
Team member
This team raised $3,195 from 32 other donations.
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