Zylstra family burned down home

Hello, my name is Arianna Zylstra. For roughly 6 1/2 years, my family has resided in a home in Mountain Ranch, Can. My parents, Susan and Keith Zylstra purchased their dream home march 6, 2009. The house was not finished but one step away, all we had to do was put the flooring in. Almost 7 YEARS of work, about to be finished. This was our family home. A where we laughed, cried, held each other in blackouts, raised our animals, and where my parents raised me. On September 9th, 2015, the Butte (bee-yoot) fire began in amador county roughly 28 miles from our house. The fire raged on until we were forces to evacuate our home on the 10th around 4:30 p.m. we had no where to go, 4 dogs, 4 cats, and 2 birds, with no place to keep them, or ourselves.
On September 11th, my worst fears were met when I woke up to find my family home has burned down completely. Our clothes, shoes, blankets, photo albums.... All disinigrated and ash. The picture above is of my complete house, including garage, my fathers tractor, and his dodge pick up truck. We had no insurance on any of these items, including our home. Many people are in the same boat we are in right now, and all need help.... We have no where to go, and no money to try to restart.... I am starting this campaign to try to raise money for a down payment on a home, and to help the others affected by this fire close to us. I have never asked for donation before in my (almost 19) years, but I am at a loss, and ask that you consider giving anything possible.... Even just a few dollars will get us to a thrift store to get clothing.... Thank you to any and all who have taken the time to read my story, may god bless you all.

P.s. all photos are taken at separate times, I wanted you to see the people and pets you will be helping by donating. Most were taken at my home of which is no longer standing within the last year.




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  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 52 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,500 
    • 56 mos
  • Linda Jacobs Bentler 
    • $100 
    • 59 mos
  • Patty Kuykendall (Jacobs)  
    • $250 
    • 59 mos
  • Tom Jacobs 
    • $300 
    • 59 mos
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Organizer

Aria Zylstra 
Organizer
Mokelumne Hill, CA
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