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Porter Family Campfire Relief

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On November 8th, our lives changed forever. Our family escaped from the Campfire in Paradise, California with nothing but the clothes on our backs and our pets. We spent hours terrified and trapped in traffic and said our goodbyes to the family members we could reach by phone as the fire raged around us.

We are incredibly fortunate to have escaped this horrible fire with our lives as so many of our neighbors did not. Unfortunately, all of our homes have been confirmed as total losses. Although we've paid for insurance for years, we are finding ourselves among the many who are under-insured and we do not have the coverage we had expected.

We are six family members from three different households who are living in very temporary housing together.

Steven and Linda are the legal guardians and care for Mary Lynn, Steven's sister who has Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. Mary Lynn requires 24 hour care and is struggling with the upheaval from this disaster. Steven and Linda are still searching for one cat, Sasha, who escaped during the evacuation.

Jennifer is an ER Nurse at Feather River Hospital. She had recently purchased her first home. She's lost her home and her job and is struggling with PTSD and survivor's guilt. She wants to get back to work and help others but needs to get herself and her kitties settled first.

Waylon and Shaina both worked at Holiday Market. They lost their home and everything in it and did not have any insurance.

Here's how you can help:

We need to find long term housing. We are 6 family members with multiple pets.
We want to create a sense of structure and normalcy for Mary Lynn. She needs to follow her routines and be surrounded by the things she loves.

Your donations will go toward helping us achieve these goals, every little bit helps! If you have leads on housing, we're all ears!

Thank you all for your support. God Bless!

Jennifer's House:

Steven, Linda, and Mary Lynn's House:

Waylon and Shaina's House:


  • Sabra Madonna
    • $20 
    • 5 yrs

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Jennifer Porter
Paradise, CA
Lisa Faraco
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