Lauren, Olivia and AJ's Road to Recovery

On November 17, 2020 my sister Lauren Bergstol-Cantu sat in her home playing with her children when her phone began ringing with the Mono County Sheriff giving a lawful order to evacuate immediately due to a rapidly spreading wildfire which was fueled by 80MPH winds. Lauren Bergstol Cantu, a single mother of 2 children Olivia ,6, and A.J., 4, grabbed her children and ran to the car fearing for not only her life but also her two young children. At around Noon  a wildfire broke out in the Coleville/Walker county California. In less than twelve hours the fire now dubbed the “Mountain View Fire” literally burnt down an entire town. Over One Hundred homes, restaurant’s and everything else in the 28,000 Acre path were lost.

 Thankfully Lauren and the children were able to evacuate safely. Upon returning, the small families worst fear became a living reality.  Lauren, Olivia and AJ lost EVERYTHING to the Mountain view fire. They have been left with Literally just the cloths they had on their backs. There was not a picture on the wall that went unburned, a toy in the lot or a pair of kids shoes.  We are asking for you to donate whatever you can in these trying times to help get her back on her feet in this rebuilding process.


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  • Katie McInnes 
    • $50 
    • 4 hrs
  • Rochelle Hancock 
    • $20 
    • 14 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 15 hrs
  • Bernadette Mitchell 
    • $200 
    • 17 hrs
  • Kimberly Riley 
    • $100 
    • 22 hrs
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Fundraising team (6)

Kristin Riches 
Raised $1,945 from 15 donations
Brooklyn, NY
Lauren Cantu 
Matthew Bergstol 
Team member
Raised $2,225 from 13 donations
Thomas Riches 
Team member
Raised $965 from 12 donations
John Kane 
Team member
Raised $500 from 7 donations
Dylan Bergstol 
Team member
Raised $70 from 2 donations
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