Vanette's Fire Fund

Our niece Vanette is one of the most responsible and thoughtful people we know. She worked her way through school, often two jobs at a time, so she could learn to do something that helps people. Now she is putting that training to good use, working for Seattle Cancer Care.

On August 5 her apartment building burned down. Thankfully she was not home, but all of her furniture, clothing, keepsakes – everything was completely destroyed.

She does have renters insurance, which will cover much of her moving costs. It will also pay some of what she can prove her belongings were worth. The reimbursement she may eventually receive won’t come close to her actual financial burden.

This fund is to raise money for Vanette’s immediate needs, insurance deductibles, replacement costs, and all of the unexpected expenses of losing her home.

Many things will never be replaced, but hopefully we can help give her the resources she needs to start over.

Donations ()

  • Marcel Frederick 
    • $10 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 31 mos
  • Barbara Bower 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
  • Rachel Pargeter 
    • $20 
    • 31 mos
  • Pat Sena 
    • $150 
    • 31 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Melissa Vargas 
Seattle, WA
Vanette Vargas 
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