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Help Rex Rebuild After Devastating Fire

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On a seemingly ordinary Monday, May 13, 2024, Rachel's Grandfather - Rex, a 81-year-old Navy veteran, took a brief break from his farm (where Rachel grew up) work in Mojave, California, to prepare lunch, unaware that his life was about to change dramatically.

Moments later, he was met with the terrifying sight of smoke billowing from his beloved shop—a place brimming with cherished family heirlooms and memories, including a treasured Model T that had brought joy to many generations.

Tragically, the fire consumed everything in its path, leaving behind nothing but ashes and heartache. Rex's workshop, which housed irreplaceable family treasures and memories of his late wife, Cathy, who passed just a year earlier, was lost to the flames.

The devastation didn't end there; the fire severely damaged his home, destroying windows, part of the roof, siding, and the electrical panel, which is crucial for running the well water pump on his property.

Amidst this chaos, Rex faced another challenge—the realization that his homeowner's insurance had lapsed and was no longer available to him.

Now, Rex is left to rebuild his life from the ruins.

As if the loss of his property wasn’t overwhelming enough, his beloved dog, Calvin, is suffering from stomach issues, and one of his cats has developed an abscess, both urgently needing veterinary care.

As a community, we have the power to lift up one of our own in his hour of need.

Rex has always been a beacon of strength and generosity in the community, and now it’s our turn to give back.

Your donations will help clear the debris, repair his home, restore his access to essential water, and provide the necessary medical care for his cherished pets.

Any contribution, big or small, will go directly towards helping Rex and his pets recover from this catastrophe.

Apart from your financial support, we cherish your prayers and positive thoughts during this challenging time.

Please help us bring a glimmer of hope back to a man and his loyal companions who have given so much.

Let’s come together for Rex—any support you can provide will make a tremendous difference.

Psalm 46:1-2 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.


  • Brenda Doshna
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Amy Arnold
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $5 
    • 2 mos
  • Jackson Wilkey
    • $500 
    • 2 mos
  • Scott & Traci Glassock
    • $250 
    • 2 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Jesse Dau
Mojave, CA
Jeanne Nuesse

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