On August 19th, my Uncle (Koochie Wilson) lost his entire home and all of his life possessions to the Northern California wildfires that are still ongoing. Lightning-sparked wildfires in Northern California exploded in size to become some of the largest in state history, forcing thousands to flee and destroying hundreds of homes and other structures.
With only 15 minutes to evacuate his home, he left with only the clothes on his back and managed to take all 5 dogs and 2 cats, but could not take his other animals with him due to the space in his neighbor's car. Sadly, Koochie had to leave behind all of his birds, turtle and fish. If you know my Uncle, you know that his animals mean everything to him and how heartbreaking it has been to lose them to the fire.
My Uncle hates asking for help so I created this GoFundMe on his behalf to help him rebuild his home and to provide enough support in the meantime. He only has what he took with him during the evacuation and is need of basic necessities (clothes, toothbrush, personal hygiene products, and pet supplies). Fortunately, his insurance is covering the cost of his home, but won't be able to cover the nearly $100,000 worth of belongings that burned down in the fire.
I'm asking for $10,000 as a start to help my Uncle and his family get back on their feet to recuperate and to slowly rebuild their home and life back together.
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