Brian Hughes

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  • Evan Rapoport 
    • $25 
    • 16 mos
  • kishore Kagolanu 
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
  • Ian Evans 
    • $10 
    • 28 mos
  • Kat Kara 
    • $200 
    • 29 mos
  • Vacaville Firefighters Charity Fund 
    • $2,000 
    • 30 mos
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Fundraising team: Arrowhead Hotshots (5)

Jared Arciniega 
Raised $4,550 from 47 donations
Visalia, CA
Paige Miller 
Paige Miller 
Team member
Raised $8,113 from 65 donations
Jessica Encinia 
Team member
Raised $940 from 18 donations
Krista Joy Mestaz 
Team member
Raised $255 from 4 donations
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