My name is Ashley and I have been going mad trying to figure out how I can help my best friend of 10+ years in an unimaginable situation of losing her home, and everything that she owns, from the Paradise Camp fire in Butte County, California.Michelle, her husband Nick, their 3-year-old son, Rome, and their pups Jackson and Lola, safely made it out of their home in the town of Paradise on Thursday, November 8th, for which I am so grateful. What didn't make it? Everything else. Their home? Gone. Their clothing? Gone. Nick's artwork? Gone. Rome's toys? Gone. Michelle's beloved guitars? Gone. They have nothing left to their name. How do you help in this kind of situation?? Especially when you live 8 hours away??
Leaving Paradise - most of the town was consumed by the flames!
My goal is to send some financial relief to this amazing family to help reduce some stress and allow them to figure out their next steps. They are in need of everyday basics (food, clothing, toiletries, dog food) and, the most important, a home.
Please consider donating to this fundraiser and helping a family in genuine need. I know Michelle and her family, as well as I, would be incredibly grateful.
Thank you for your time and consideration!Here's an LA Times Article with more info on the fire
Nick and Michelle - one of my closest friends and longest friendships!
Adorable 3 year old Rome