Family of 9 loses thier homes in Alaskan wildfire

I'm starting this GoFundMe for my mother and father, Joanne and Paul Nott and their 7 sons.  A family of 9 in Willow Alaska who like so many others,  have lost so much in this terrible McKinley fire tragedy ...

             Our hard working father who's a veteran, and our even harder working mother came to Alaska in the spring of 77 to live the Alaskan dream, and they worked tirelessly for decades providing for their family. My father was a professional flooring installer and master do-it-youselfer , and passed those skills to his sons who continued the business long after his retirement. My and my brothers hearts are breaking not so much for ourselves , but for our mother and father who lost everything that a 40 year marriage accumulates...
             We had no warning on how close the fire was to us and before we knew it, a 50 ft wall of flames was at our door step. Most of us left with just the clothes we were wearing. We had nine family members living in five separate homes on 5 acres which were all burned to the ground. Our homes were built on a foundation of hundreds of railroad ties instead of concrete and because of that we didn't qualify for homeowners insurance. Not only did we lose all our homes, trailers, connexs, vehicles etc..we also lost all the tools of our trade and most of the equipment as well.  We're now in a mad scramble to begin rebuilding even minimal modest housing adequate enough to get us through the winter. Our greatest expenses right now  is the removal of thousands of pounds of blackened scrap metal, and to purchase lumber to rebuild structures large enough to house 9 of us until spring. Time is growing short before the snow flies.

For anyone willing to help us we thank you with all our hearts , and God bless....


If anyone feels better about send money by other means ,
I have Venmo and a Mat Vally Federal Credit Union bank account.

Venmo : @Jared-Nott-1

MVFCU : 156108

God bless and thank you....

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Jared Nott 
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Willow, AK
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