In the early morning hours of October 9, 2017, Shane and his wife, Ellyn, were awoken by their neighbor. A wildfire was quickly approaching, and they needed to evacuate right away. Shane and Ellyn left with their 2 dogs, the clothes on their backs and their laptops.Two minutes after they fled, their house was fully engulfed by flames.
Due to the amount of houses that have been affected, housing is in high demand and availability is limited.
Shane and Ellyn were able to stay with friends that had booked two hotel rooms (all hotels that survived the fire are at full capacity) and gave Shane and his wife one of the rooms.
Shane has since been able to find a house to rent for the time being, however, they were left with nothing. They are in need of the essentials - clothing, food, toiletries, etc.
Shane served in US Navy for 11 years as a SEAL. He has been with ACADEMI since May 2007 as a NSW/NSO mentor. Shane has lived in California his entire life. He is married with 3 kids. His son (22) is disabled and Shane has him 50% of the time. Shane also has a daughter that is 16 and a 16 year old stepdaughter. Shane and his wife intend on rebuilding.
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