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My name is Anastasia and I’m a surgical nurse in Paradise California.  I was born and raised in Greece by a Greek father and a Japanese mother and I have been living in Paradise for the last 10 years.  My husband and I have been together for almost 20 years and we decided to move to his home town to be close to his side of the family since mine is in Europe.

     As many of you have heard already, on November 8 a destructive fire named the Camp fire swept through our beautiful town and burned it to the ground.  The fire came so fast and suddenly that people were barely able to evacuate from the raging flames.  Thousands of people including myself believed we were not going to make it alive out of Paradise but miraculously we are still here!  

     The scale of devastation that hit our town is unimaginable.  18,500 structures have been destroyed more than 50% with only 3,745 still standing.  As of November 29 there have been 88 fatalities and 198 missing.  Thousands of people have lost their homes, jobs and their children’s schools.   Our town and community will never be the same.

     With Christmas coming up in four weeks I cannot stop thinking about so many people who have lost so much in this fire.  As a mother myself it breaks my heart to think that families are struggling every day and that celebrating Christmas this year may not be possible.  With that in mind I created this fundraising page to donate money so that the people in my community can buy food for a Christmas meal and presents for their children.  The goal is to close this page on December 12th and purchase $500 gift cards for each family.  I acknowledge that this is a pretty big amount but please keep in mind that the cost of living in America is higher than other countries and that the families we are supporting have lost everything in the fire.  With the support of my sister Effie who lives in London UK we would like to reach our fundraising goal by getting as many supporters from around the world as possible.  Please take a few minutes out of your busy lives and help us spread some love and joy in someone’s life.  Thank you.
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Dear donors,

I am so happy to let you know that my sister and I were able to fundraise $6,105 in total so far! Some more donations came in even after we closed the gofundme page and we are so grateful for that. A special thank you to Debbie Manget who fundraised a big portion with her own gofundme!

We were able to spread some Christmas joy with 11 local families! They were all so appreciative and surprised with the donations. For their privacy I decided not to post any of the recipients pictures on social media. Any funds we received after Christmas were donated to buy groceries for a family and bedding for a friend who was sleeping on the floor.

We are so grateful that we were able to help out so many people and it’s all thanks to all the generous donations we received. Without your help this would not have been possible. Our hearts are filled with gratitude and love for each one of you!

Anastasia-Lita
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Dear donors, I am so happy to let you know that with an additional amount a friend fundraised for us we were able to exceed our goal and raise $5,300!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love and support. It means so much to me knowing there are people that care and want to make a difference for a better world. Anastasia ❤️
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My friend Debbie raised $835 for this campaign. Tuesday December 12th will be the last day to donate. Thank you! ❤️
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We are so touched by so many donations we have received in just 4 days! Thank you for taking the time to donate to our fundraiser for Paradise! Anastasia ❤️
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