Shewmake Family Home Fire Fund

33 years ago yesterday, my parents bought a beautiful 10 acres and built, with their own hands, a wonderful family home in the middle of National Forest. They raised four kids here and due to the remote location, are unable to carry fire insurance (6 miles from the closest fire hydrant).

Today, while my mom was alone, an electric fire started. Despite all efforts, two beloved family pets died and much of the house is a loss and will need completely rebuilt. 

We are all reeling. It's much worse than I imaged but we are so grateful that we are supported and loved. Most of the house is a loss, all clothing and belongings are smoke damaged and ruined. Between our families, we will rebuild and everyone is safe and unharmed. 

Anything will be welcomed... clothing, construction materials... wine. Ok, wine is my idea (Melissa) but in advanced, thank you from all of us.

Melissa, Tommy, Tim and Aarika


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Melissa Lynn Garske 
Camino, CA
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