Deb Yoder's house, car, and all her belongings were destroyed in the Paradise, CA Camp Fire. During the time the fire tore through her home and her parents' home, Deb was 8,000 miles away (and still is) in the Marshall Islands volunteering her time.
Deb Yoder is a dear, dear friend of mine and many others who have been blessed with her friendship, love, and care. She is also the biggest giver I know. She has a hard time accepting help and she did not ask me to create this GoFundMe account. Deb works as a Flight Nurse 50% of the time at REACH Air Medical Services in Santa Rosa and the other half at Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in Paradise. She was a former Smokejumper at U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Deb spends a quarter of each year volunteering her time in 3rd world communities that need her speciality medical skills. She plans on being in Haiti over Christmas. She has a HUGE heart and is always giving to others.
Deb will be coming back to California in a week. Adventist Health Feather River Hospital was also destroyed in the Fire which means 50% of her income will be eliminated by the end of next week. She doesn't know where she is going to live and only has the clothes she brought to the Marshall Islands.
She will have immediate needs such as purchasing winter and everyday clothes, new socks and underwear, food staples and supplies, dog food and supplies, and cleaning supplies. She will also need to address long-term needs of rebuilding her house and replacing all belongings.
As soon as she settles in to temporary housing, there will be other ways to help. In the meantime, funds will help her address her immediate needs and rebuild her life.