Kelsey Barreto Fire Relief

On October 9th, at 1:00 am, my daughter, Kelsey Barreto, and her husband, Dan Barreto, barely escaped their home - which, in a matter of minutes, was incinerated by the devastating wild fire that destroyed much of northern Santa Rosa. Kelsey lived in the Mark West Springs community, where the raging fire caused its greatest destruction. Road blocks to this area remain in force to this day. Kelsey and Dan escaped, literally, wearing only the clothes on their backs.

In addition to losing the comfort and security of her home, Kelsey and Dan, loss every material possession they owned: clothes, medicine, food, photos, ... their entire lives.

To make this heartbreaking loss even worse, they loss their wedding rings and a large amount of cash which was given to them as a gift by an elderly relative in Peru, who didn't recognize the risk of sending cash. The flames were coming, there was no time to grab anything. All was lost in the flames.

In all, over $30,000 in cash, clothing and both of their cars have been destroyed. Needless to say, Kelsey and Dan are suffering. Both are in a state of shock, and traumatized from the ordeal that nearly took their lives.

Kelsey and Dan are going to need a lot of support from friends, family and even those who do not know this kind, loving couple. We are seeking, and are grateful, for any donation (permanent shelter in the Santa Rosa area, cars, clothing, etc). However, understandably, what Kelsey and Dan need most is financial, so they can begin the long, difficult task of rebuilding their lives.

For financial donations, please send to Kelsey Barreto, at the Redwood Credit Union. Routing number is: 321177586. Account number is: 11000000540209. All other donations can be mail to my kitchen at: Baci Chocolatier, 399 Business Park Court #306, Windsor, CA 95492.

Thank you. 

Jeffry Burgess
Father of Kelsey Barreto
Windsor, CA
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