This is a fund to support victims of the Camp Fire, which is currently growing in Northern California. More than 50,000 people have been evacuated from Paradise, Magalia, and the surrounding area, and most of them will not have a home to return to. Paradise is where I grew up and a place of immense importance to me. I ensure every single cent raised (aside from GoFundMe fees) will be spent helping the victims of the Camp Fire recover from this tragedy.
I'm starting with a modest goal of $50,000 (Update: Thank you!!! We reached our goal of $50,000, and are moving on to $75k. Every dollar helps!), but the damages extend well beyond this number. I've never done a fundraiser like this, but I promise I will do my best to help people in need and communicate openly with the communities affected about how these funds are being dispersed.
I'm told I should add some tidbits about myself, so here we go. I have an extensive history of nonprofit and volunteer work in Butte County as well as Oakland, where I live. I have been interviewed by ABC News and Huffington Post in relation to my work raising money for homeless residents in the Bay Area, and spend a significant amount of my free time working on issues supporting communities in need. I am hopeful that this conveys my commitment to these types of causes and my earnest belief in helping those in need.