On my mom's birthday this year, she and my dad lost everything to the worst California fire to date. Both parents were at work when they heard the news about the fire, which spread so rapidly they were unable to return to their home for personal belongings. They fled with nothing but their work clothes and are at a complete loss.
As news spreads of the devastation, we can't help but feel grateful my parents made it out with their lives, but it will be difficult moving forward. In addition to replacing essentials, important paperwork, and other lost items, they will need a place to live and the funds to pay for deposits.
While my family is banding together to support them, we need help getting them back on their feet. My parents are hard working, genuine people. They moved to Paradise four months ago in hopes of finding peace and a place of their own, and now they have to rebuild their entire lives. Please consider donating to my parents, anything will help.
UPDATE (11/11/18): Thank you all for your overwhelming show of support for my parents. They are safe and staying with Chris and myself until they can find a place of their own. Things are still hectic and there are many more steps to take before they can completely recover. As of now many of their basic needs have been met, but we still need help to establish more long-term security. My mom unfortunately lost her job and the future is uncertain. I will continue updating as things move forward. Thank you all again for your support. No words can begin to express our gratitude.