Carma Simonsen, her husband Oliver and his mother, Inger’s community was destroyed in the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, CA on October 9th. They had only minutes to evacuate themselves, their pets and to rescue an elderly neighbor before their neighborhood was engulfed in flames. Like so many of their neighbors, they left all their possessions behind.
While their homes were among the few that survived in the Journey’s End Mobile Home Park, the community is lost. It is unknown if the owner will rebuild, and even if so, it will take months to restore local services and infrastructure. It is likely that insurance will only cover a small portion of their loss, temporary housing and relocation costs.
Carma, Oliver and Inger are currently staying in a hotel in San Francisco. They are in immediate need of basic expenses for short term, pet friendly lodging, food, and clothing while they look for new homes, or a place to move their current mobile homes, if they are salvageable.
Carma and Oliver expected to retire in their Santa Rosa community. Inger, who is retired and on a fixed income, moved to live in the same community with Carma and Oliver. Now they will have to rebuild their lives elsewhere.
This GoFundMe campaign is established for Carma, Oliver and Inger’s benefit by Carma’s friends and colleagues at Red Hat (contact campaign manager John Fritz with questions). Fund from this campaign will go directly and exclusivley to Carma, Oliver and Inger. We are asking for the support of our friends and communities to help speed them toward recovery.
Oliver and Carma
Bittle, Puzzle and Smudge - Oliver and Carma's rescue kittens.