Home Destroyed: Santa Rosa Dippels

We want to help Hans Dippel, MJ Dube and their son Jack make a brand new start.

They lost their house and all physical posessions on Monday (10/9/17) in the devastating Santa Rosa fires. They were forced to suddenly evacuate in one car, with Hans’ wallet, MJ’s purse, 2 laptops and the clothes on their backs.

We are extremely happy they are safe and well, but the road ahead of them is going to be rough.

Long time residents of Santa Rosa, Hans and his family have been an integral part of their neighborhood community. We know their hearts are broken, despite their showing only courage and compassion for all the others around them going through the same heavy losses.

Hans has already begun to help the community rebuild. In fact, here he is on the news:


Please support our cause, helping our brother Hans and his family get their feet back on the ground.

Funds will be used for immediate clothing, shoes, laundry service, toiletries, meals, temporary housing, car, etc.  After that, any remaining funds will go to property cleanup and rebuild expenses (that aren’t covered by insurance).

A donation of any size, small or large, will help more than you could know. Thank you!

Hans, MJ, Jack… we love ❤︎ you guys!

Our warmest thanks,

The Dippel siblings
(Tom Dippel, Tina Klabo, Rick Dippel and Karen Dippel)
  • Direct Impact Fund 
    • $659 
    • 46 mos
  • Janet Lee 
    • $15 
    • 47 mos
  • FLORA Boyce 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
  • Roger and Jeri Lamoureux 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
  • Patrizia McCarthy 
    • $50 
    • 47 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Karen Dippel 
San Jose, CA
Hans Dippel 
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more