Raul and Maria Barraza Fire Relief

On the evening of Monday, December 4, 2017, the Thomas Fire broke out and began to ravage cities within Ventura County including Santa Paula where Raul and Maria Barraza call home. Sadly, there home is a loss and they will need to start over. Raul and Maria are long time members of the Ventura Gem and Mineral Society where Raul heads the Pebble Pup Program. This is how I have known them over the past 2 years. Raul and Maria are both gentle souls who share their love of gems, minerals and fossils with the children of our program. He has personally inspired my daughter in her quest for knowledge about collecting and studying rocks, gems, minerals and fossils. They are currently staying with friends trying to regroup and make decisions on the next steps for their future. Any help and show of support is much appreciated. As specifics of their needs arise I will post, but for now providing them with funds to support them is a wonderful first step in the healing process. Thank you. Our continued prayers go out to you Raul and Maria.
  • Terry Wilson 
    • 200 $ 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 40 $ 
    • 44 mos
  • Mayra Rodriguez 
    • 50 $ 
    • 44 mos
  • Kim Griffiths  
    • 100 $ 
    • 45 mos
  • David Springer 
    • 50 $ 
    • 45 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Lisa Batchelder-Hetrick 
Organizer
Ojai, CA
Raul Barraza 
Beneficiary
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more