My name is Jessica (Leslie's cousin) and I'd like to introduce you to the Fravel family - Darren, Leslie, Jake (12) and Rylie (9). They were woken up early Monday morning by the sound of smoke detectors in their home. The power was out and they had only mintues to escape before their home would be engulfed by flames. They lived in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa and were able to escape to a friends house in Petaluma with their two dogs and the clothes they had on.
My cousin described the scene to me as they fled: Neighbors frantically knocking on doors to let people know to get out, the glow of the fire just a few blocks away, the whipping winds fanning the fire, Hopper Avenue in flames on both sides as they drove away in shock.
As many of you know, my cousin is like a sister to me and her and her husband are two of the most loving, kind and warm hearted people you will ever meet. Darren works for the county in the probation department, plays in a local blues band and has lived in Sonoma County for over 30 years. Leslie works for a company that does site management for events, is dedicated to her children and has lived in Sonoma County for over 20 years. They are both incredibly hardworking and and have just seen their home and all of their belongings go up in smoke. It's hard to even imagine needing to start all over again without a roof over their heads.
I am trying to raise funds for them to get back on their feet. The money donated will go directly to Leslie and Darren to allow them to buy clothing, school supplies, and anything they need to get back on their feet. It is incredibly costly for a family of four to start from scratch and any amount, big or small, will be greatly appreciated.
The picture below is the street that their home is on and the one below that is their neighborhood, Coffey Park.
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