The Ely Girls

In June 2017 The Ely Family suffered a tragic loss when Robert Ely, husband and father, passed away.  September 16, 2017 the family suffered another devastating loss when Lynne Ely, their mother passed away.  Dana and Chelsea Ely are both EMTs, serving thier commuinty and others in thier daily lives.  Both girls volunteer for West Essex First Aid Squad.  Dana works for Atlantic Ambulance and Chelsea works for St. Clare's Hospital.  They are also both currently nursing students.  They have faced the unimaginable not only once, but twice in a short time.  As a community, we want to be able to give back and help them like they have helped so many others.  All money raised will be given to Dana and Chelsea to help them adjust and transition to this new part of life without thier parents.  While we know no amount of money will give them back what they have lost, we hope it will help ease their unplanned expenses.
  • Michael Mitchell 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
  • Allen Curtiss 
    • $25 
    • 50 mos
  • Alexander Gonska 
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 50 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Melissa Dixon 
West Caldwell, NJ
Dana Ely 
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