Ekblad Family Thomas Fire Recovery

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My Name is Joel. I live in Oxnard, CA adjacent to Santa Paula and Ventura where the Thomas Fire has ripped up a large portion our county and community.

My wife Sarah and I have know Matt and Allie for almost 20 years. Matt, Allie and their children Jace and Ava have lost their recently-purchased home with everything inside to the Thomas Fire.

Photos, memories, clothes-Gone.

I could never think of rebuilding my family's life from scratch on my own. The Ekblad's are facing this situation today.

We are asking you to directly support the Ekblad's through GoFundMe by donating to help them recover basic essentials including clothing, food, diapers, on-going bills and on-going medical costs.

Matt is a Fire Fighter with LA and has never let us down, please don't let them down!

Our Goal is $25,000.  The funds raised here will be given to Matt and Allie directly through GoFundMe.com's beneficiary tool which will give them direct access to these funds.

Donations (0)

  • Terry Goldfarb 
    • $200 
    • 9 mos
  • jaclyn jimenez 
    • $50 
    • 18 mos
  • Erika Bautista  
    • $100 
    • 18 mos
  • Kent Brower 
    • $100 
    • 19 mos
  • Jessica Paul 
    • $125 
    • 20 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Joel Garcia 
Ventura, CA
Matt Ekblad 
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