Pinit's Family Recovery Fund

This is Pinit(Oom) Sutthithepa with his 2 year old daughter Lydia and 6 year old son Pasta.  Oom is in his third year at Toyota of Santa Barbara, I am his supervisor.  He is an exceptional employee, a great husband and loving father.  His family means everything to him.  Until Tuesday morning January 9th, 2018 at approximately 4am, he lived with his wife Yuphawan(Aw), his mother Banphoem(Perm), his step-father Loring (Richard Taylor) and his relative Sirithorn Janthorntho (May) on 1217 E Valley Road, Montecito, CA.  At 4am the house was obliterated by mud, boulders and rushing water.  Literally nothing is left.  Oom and Lydia are still missing.  Pasta's body was recovered Tuesday.  Loring's body was recovered Tuesday.  Aw and Perm were at work at Von's during the tradegy and survived.  May was rescued by members of the Montecito Fire Department around 6am Tuesday Morning.
This family has lost everything but the clothes they were wearing.   Clothing, food, shelter and comfort has been provided by the families' employers, friends and teachers(thank you Lisa Ishikawa!).
But this family needs significant funding to move forward with their lives.  We are hoping to raise $25,000.00 to assist them during the coming days of this tragedy and to help rebuild their lives in the months ahead.  Because of the sudden nature of this event, time is of the essence.  
On behalf of Aw and Perm, I thank you very much.
Mike Caldwell

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 29 mos
  • Blakeney Sanford 
    • $150 
    • 34 mos
  • George W. Decker, Jr. 
    • $200 
    • 34 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $525 
    • 35 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mike Caldwell 
Organizer
Goleta, CA
Yuphawan Banyattrakoonpan 
Beneficiary
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