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Craig & Melaney CA Fire Victims

$2,450 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 5 months
Created August 4, 2018
Michele-Eric Banas
on behalf of Melaney Chamberlain
Our dear friends, for 18 years, Craig and Melaney just received word they lost everything they own in the Mendocino Complex Ranch Fire.  They chose to semi-retire to the mountain community in Lucerne, CA and built a gorgeous, off-the-grid home in the Mendocino National Forest.  Two of the kindest, most generous, FUN, hard-working people you will ever meet!  They built their entire property using their skill sets and resources!  We want to see them triumph and rebuild, a life they LOVE! They lost critters, memoirs, and part of their journey! Our hearts ache for their tremendous loss and we have started this Go Fund Me page to help them continue....
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Update 5
Posted by Michele-Eric Banas
5 months ago
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More pics...of the ruin
Hen house still standing :/
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Update 4
Posted by Michele-Eric Banas
5 months ago
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Roads to Craig and Melaney’s property have opened and this is what they saw! Words do not explain their loss of home and spaces....their journey will be one of starting over! Any donation however small or large is greatly appreciated!
The sole hot tub remains
Remains of their house
Their solar battery storage building
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Update 3
Posted by Melaney Chamberlain
5 months ago
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We have not yet seen what the property looks like yet, but was told by a neighbor who survived the fire that we have a moonscape...the house is as flat as a pancake. All of our hard work reduced to rubble...we built our home with our own two hands, and just finished siding it 2 weeks before the fires..... We are weary of waiting for the evacuation orders to be lifted to see for ourselves... We are heartbroken. Thank you for your kind support... It means everything to us...
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Update 2
Posted by Michele-Eric Banas
5 months ago
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My heart breaks...they will bounce back!!!!
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$2,450 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 5 months
Created August 4, 2018
Michele-Eric Banas
on behalf of Melaney Chamberlain
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