Keith and Laura

The past 24 hours have been a nightmare for my parents, Keith and Laura Kratz.  The East Troublesome wildfire that was near their home in Grand Lake spread by 100,000 acres overnight. Thankfully, they were on a supply run to Denver and are safe. Unfortunately, there was no evacuation notice and they've lost everything.
The amazing little cabin of their dreams that they just paid off a few months ago is gone. Keith's truck and all his photography equipment is gone. All of Laura's artwork that graced the walls of their home is lost. They took nothing with them on their errand to Denver.
When I talked to my Dad on the phone, I asked what they needed most and if there was anything I could do to help. He told me to take care of my family and that they'd be fine. But the truth is, they only have the clothes on their backs and they're going to need some help.
He was so grateful to hear from so many friends and family who were checking in on them.  I wanted to set up this campaign for anyone who wants to help out a little or leave an encouraging message for them. 
They're still in shock and reeling over all they've lost, but they're grateful to have each other.  Any help or kind words would mean so much. Thank you for your love, support, and kindness. It means the world to our family.


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  • Marianne Sowin 
    • $87 
    • 29 d
  • Jenny M Rankin 
    • $1,000 
    • 29 d
  • Cynthia Hajost 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Geoffrey Schaney 
    • $150 
    • 1 mo
  • Marcia Frew 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team (4)

Jessica Gibson 
Raised $375 from 4 donations
Eugene, OR
Keith A. Kratz 
Elise Kratz 
Team member
Raised $200 from 2 donations
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