Daughter Loses All to House Fire!

Hello... we are Ken and Rhonda Beckstead. We live in Laveen, AZ.  My husband's daughter, April, her husband, Shane, and their two children, Lauren (age 6) and Carter (age 2) were driven from their home Monday morning, October 9, 2017,  around 3:30am as a devastating fire swept through the city of Santa Rosa, California, where they lived. They stuffed what they could in their car and drove away as houses across the street from them were engulfed in flames! Their house is now gone and all their belongings as well, including furniture, clothing, bedding, towels, dishes... everything! They had to leave so quickly, all the children's toys were lost as well. They are currenly staying with Shane's parents, but there are other family members living there, which comes to a total of 11 people living in his parents house. Even the place where Shane was employed was burned up in the fire! The city of Santa Rosa lost many businesses due to the fire. We are hoping to raised funds to help our children and grandchildren make a new start. Any amount you can donate will be deeply appreciated! Funds will be used to replace furniture, clothing, bedding, appliances, toys, dishes, silverware, cooking ware, etc. If you have furniture, clothing, toys, dishes, etc. that you can donate, GoFundMe has a way for you to contact us.
We are planning to collect needed items and then take them to Shane and April, just as soon as they can find another place to live. At this moment (Monday, Oct. 9, 2017) we are still in the process of setting up a way to collect items and store them, and then take them to California by Uhaul. 
Lauren will be 7 years old on Nov. 25th and wears a size 7. Carter will be 2 years old on Dec. 28th and wears a size two toddler. Thank you so much and may God bless!
  • Direct Impact Fund 
    • $659 
    • 47 mos
  • Christie Roark 
    • $10 
    • 49 mos
  • Kevin Shimmel 
    • $100 
    • 49 mos
  • Timea Tenkei 
    • $100 
    • 49 mos
  • darcie fellows 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rhonda Beckstead 
Organizer
Laveen, AZ
April Shimmel 
Beneficiary
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