Jackie Padilla Start-Over Fund

Sunday, June 9, 2019 a crane collapsed into a Dallas apartment building Sunday, killing one and injuring five more. Since Sunday, it has been decided that the apartment is uninhabitable and all residents have been forced to move out. However, due to the current state of the building, residents are not permitted to move their furniture and any large belongings. 

Our beloved and incredible friend, Jackie, is amongst those displaced and without her belongings. Jackie is having to find a new home, new car, and refurnish said new home--all while dealing with the traumatic effects of surviving such a horrific ordeal. However, in true Jackie fashion, she is handling everything with such grace, rationale, optimism, and INCREDIBLE sense of humor! Never self-pity, never woe is me, and always acknowledging how lucky she was and how much worse it could have been. 

While, yes, that's true... It does not escape those close to her that she is essentially starting from scratch. And how lucky we are that Jackie wasn't hurt. Because, she's right, it could have a been a lot worse. And our minds just won't go there. 

I am asking for those close to us to help Jackie with whatever you feel comfortable. Any bit goes a long way. And being able to gift Jackie with her community's generosity will lift so much off her shoulders--when she's already having to deal with so much (read: insurance claims, police reports, car insurance, etc.) My goal for this fund is $2,000--but any contribution will go so far for Jackie.

  • tom whitten  
    • $25 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
  • Gabriel Acuna 
    • $20 
    • 31 mos
  • Kelcie Shorter 
    • $10 
    • 31 mos
  • Michael & Jill Fitzgerald 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Jourdan Fenster 
Dallas, TX
Jackie Padilla 
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