Pat & Naraya Nissen’s Home Destroyed

One of my oldest friends received devastating news that his home was destroyed in the Ventura, California wildfires on 12/5.  Pat, his wife Naraya, and their young daughter Serena were evacuated in the early morning hours and hoped for the best, but soon found out that their Ventura home was a complete loss.
In the midst of the evacuation, they grabbed a few items, but had to leave nearly everything behind.  They have the clothes on their backs and the car they drove to get away from the fires.  Everything else is gone. 
As many of you know, Pat attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and served our country for years before retiring from the military.  
He and I stayed close friends throughout all of our moves across the country and across the world.  We visited each other's homes and consider each other family.  
He and his family could use support right now.  They were in the process of selling this home and moving across the country for a new job opportunity, which adds even more complexity to the situation.  
Pat and I grew up together in Marblehead, OH and I now live in Denver, CO and will be giving the funds of this campaign to Pat Nissen through direct access to this account.  The money raised will be spent to help them replace items that they have lost, as well as assist them in their move to Maryland. I am sure the insurance process will be arduous and they will need money to help them obtain essentials as well as plant their new roots. 

They have literally lost everything- the things we take for granted on a daily basis are now gone.  Please consider donating to Pat and his family.   They are in need of the basic necessities, as you can imagine having to start over from scratch.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Dustin Kruse 
Denver, CO
Patrick Nissen 
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