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Fire Fund - Total Loss of Homes

$7,075 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 57 people in 13 days
On Friday, July 6, 2018, my Mother and her Caretaker lost their homes in an extremely fast-moving brush fire. They had only minutes to escape and both made it out with just their cars, purses, dogs and the clothes they were wearing. Both of their homes were obliterated and nothing is salvageable. Debbie, the caretaker, was self-employed and has no insurance. My Mom, Dorothy, is retired and she just lost my Dad. He passed away on Feb 28. Her house was a Wonder Building (like a Quonset Hut) and made of metal. The fire burned through an adjoining patio and wood walls and once inside the metal building became an oven-like inferno. Pretty much everything was reduced to a few feet of ashes, including interior structures, all furniture, appliances and everything else found in a home that one has lived in for 44 years.
Debbie lived in a mobile home on my parent's
property for the last 15 years. Everything she owned in the world was in that mobile home, so she basically needs everything. The community has donated basic necessities like clothes and shampoo, etc. but she will need financial support to find a place to live and stay on her feet until she can find a way to get through this.
Any financial support would help to ease the stress of getting their lives back to normalcy. Bills still need to be paid, and there is now a mountain of time-consuming paperwork that must be done to get this mess cleaned up.
The need for funds is immediate. Anything at all would help. Thank you in advance.
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After a few days of "sifting" we've pretty much come to the conclusion that there's really not anything here that's salvageable. The fire burned so hot and so long, even the refrigerators are ashes. Things that were metal, that we knew where they were are gone (samovars, etc).
It's almost too much to believe.
But it's all gone.
We have a fresh slate now.
THANK YOU for helping us to be able to start again.
Love, Dorothy, Debbie and Debi
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$7,075 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 57 people in 13 days
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4 days ago
MF
$100
Mike Frese
4 days ago
GG
$250
Guy Gribble
4 days ago
$25
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4 days ago
$200
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5 days ago
$50
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6 days ago
MS
$100
Michelle Shiue
7 days ago
MK
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Michele Kmak
8 days ago
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9 days ago
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