I am setting this fund up for my brother because I love him so much and know he would never do it for himself. I'm Sarah Sunshine Smith, I live in Weed, California but grew up in beautiful Santa Rosa until I was 20 when I moved north.
I will be saving all of these funds in a savings account for Levi until he figures out what's next for him. He can choose to use the funds to help him find a new home, rebuild his musical instrument collection, buy new tools or whatever feels most appropriate to him to get his life back on track.
My dear brother has gone through a tremendous loss after working on remodeling his house with one of his best friends for the last several years. He was only a few weeks from completion at which point they were intending to put the house on the market when the fire struck. Levi did not have any time or warning to gather any of his belongings other than his phone, wallet and vehicle to make it out before it was too late. It's a miracle that he made it out in time as he pushed trees out of the way of his vehicle and stood in disbelief as a massive ball of fire landed on his neighbors house causing the entire home to burst into flames right in front of his eyes! His girlfriend Katie, their 4 dogs, 2 cats, turtles, rabbits and fish all had moved out days before the fire, so the whole family is safe and by the grace of goodness, TOGETHER!
I know that my brother is still in shock as he processes this experience.
In an effort to support Levi in regaining some of his material losses, I am asking family and friends to send donations to me so I can collect them until the dust and smoke settles and Levi is ready to figure out how to move forward with life in a "normal" or positive way.
As most of you know. the most important things to Levi other than his friends and family, is music and in the fire he lost a collection of musical instruments that he has been collecting for the past 20 years or so. This is his most major physical loss other than the house itself. He has also become an amazing builder and craftsman over the past couple of decades and sadly lost all of his tools in the burn. Clothes, dishes, appliances, etc. were also in the mix.
Feel free to contact me directly if you prefer to send something you think Levi could use. Any donation is appreciated just as much as you warm thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for all your love and support. We love you with big hearts!
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