Help Claudia after Jim's passing

Early in the morning of September 25th, Jim - James Vilt Sr. passed away. In his passing, his wife of 28 years, Claudia Vilt, and son, Damiano Vilt have been left with the need to move and downsize so that they can afford to handle their new situation. There are many costs associated with these changes. Jim was the family's primary source of income, and without that the next days and months will be challenging for everyone involved.

Right now, Claudia's daughters, Journét and Stephanie (and her husband, Matt) are down in Las Vegas helping the family out in the days after Jim's passing.

Claudia and Damiano need your help to get through this difficult time, and adjust to the reality of life without Jim. Any help would be truly appreciated by everyone in the family.


The goal of this funding is to help support the following:

- Short-term living expenses for Claudia and Damiano
- Moving costs to a new, smaller home/apartment
- Deposit, first/last month's rent
- Costs to prepare their current home before moving out (cleaning, repairs, etc.)

There is also the re-homing their two beautiful wolf-hybrid dogs, which unfortunately they cannot keep in this current situation.

This ask is not for funeral costs, which have already been arranged for separately.

Thank you for considering donating for that purpose, but the items above are the most important right now.


Who Am I?

I'm Ian, Journét's husband & Claudia's son-in-law, and am helping coordinate this campaign for her and her family.


Thank You!

Donations

  • Christina Donley  
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 20 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 21 mos
  • Lauren Elliott 
    • $20 
    • 21 mos
  • sascha lale 
    • $100 
    • 21 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ian Gallagher 
Organizer
Las Vegas, NV
Stephanie Wallace Behan 
Beneficiary
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