Emergency Fire Fund for Jess

On August 23rd, a fire broke out at my friend Jess's apartment in Brooklyn. While we are so lucky that she wasn't at home during the fire and was unharmed, I'm asking for help to get her back on her feet. She lost all of her personal belongings, artwork, and furniture. This devastating event happened right after she finished moving all of her things into a new apartment, and the week before her second year of school starts. With the loss of things like her laptop and camera, it is very difficult for her to continue with her education. 

Jess is an extremely talented individual and one of the sweetest people I know. She's a student at the Parsons School of Design with beautiful photos, films, and projects you can see here. It would be so heartbreaking if she couldn't continue because of a lack of supplies. 

In an effort to do anything we can to help her out as a student, artist, and friend, please consider making a donation of any amount! 

We're putting a goal of $3,000 to cover the costs of a new laptop + DSLR for school, clothes, and any other personal belongings she might need. 
Any amount is so greatly appreciated.

Her apartment before the fire
After the fire

A note: We  have also set up a gofundme for her roommates, which you can see here . If it's possible, please donate! 

Another note: other than donations, information about possible grants, funds, or scholarships geared towards students who have suffered from major losses from emergency sitations is appreciated!

Thank you so much. The help this community is giving in response to this horrible event is amazing.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Rachel Chae 
Brooklyn, NY
Jessica Dantas 
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