Rebuilding For Tom and Pauline

On 11th October 2017 Tom and Pauline Richardson lost their home, 4199 Wallace Road Santa Rosa, in the Northern California wildfires. In a matter of moments, a lifetime of precious memories, irreplaceable possessions, and their family home were completely destroyed. I came to the USA for the first time with Pauline from Ireland and my family is devastated to learn of the situation they find themselves in. Yet in the face of such uncertainty and adversity, they remain the positive people we know them to be. Tom and Pauline have spent their working lives in the service of others. Now they need your help. 

In their own words “Some share our situation and our thoughts are with them all. Something we’ve learned – while we try to rationalize that stuff us just stuff, it’s not really is it? Some things and the memories attached to them are real artifacts of our lives and it hurts to have lost them. Yes, we are safe and that’s the number one thing. But artifacts matter too; a lot.   It was a snug little home on a beautiful setting and we are saddened by its passing. However, we absolutely intend to take all those ashes and turn them into a beautiful new little home on the same site.”

Please help them start to rebuild their lives. They need funds now to get through the next several months and to pay for a rental property or RV to live in, clothes, a car – whatever it takes to make this dire situation just a little bit easier. Whatever amount you feel you can give is greatly appreciated. After all, that’s what friends and family are for – to help in times of need. We thank you sincerely for your donation and helping Tom and Pauline create happy memories from this personal tragedy.

Donations

  • Bruce Burtner 
    • $300 
    • 32 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 32 mos
  • Mari Peoples-Gray 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • David and Cynthia Peoples 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Ellen and Randy Hasness 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Kieran Sheridan 
Organizer
Naperville, IL
Pauline Richardson 
Beneficiary
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