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A family in need

$6,385 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 14 months
A close family has suffered a terrible tragedy and could use our help at this difficult time. Billy and Colleen are the most loving and caring family that will always give everything to help others and now it's time to give a little love back. The goal is to help with costs of daily living (cleaning/food/car payments/medical bills/their chosen charity) and giving them a chance to take the time they need off work to help the healing process.
About me and how this whole thing will work: 
Growing up my husband Stephen was neighbors with Dawn, Colleen and Shane and over the years they became like siblings to Stephen and his sister Jani.  When I moved stateside it wasn't long before Stephen introduced me to his extended family who made me feel very welcome in a foreign land. Then Colleen met Billy and we were lucky enough to share their special day with them, watching them grow stronger through multiple deployment and military training placements. Then came Harlee, the most wonderful kid ever! My 3yr old LOVES Harlee, she asks all the time when their next play date will be. 
In conversing with many families that have unfortunately had the same tragedy as Billy and Colleen I have managed to get some idea of what is needed, not just immediately but also 6months down the line when it starts to get incredibly hard for these families. 
In trying to relieve stress from the family in having to make daily payments for bills and groceries etc so far I have used my personal accounts to pay off the monthly car and motorbike payment and provide a weeks worth of food for the family in the immediate future. 
I have set up a savings account where all of the money will be withdrawn from the GoFundMe and used to draw out payments for the food delivery services as well as the car payments. I am hoping to draw out cash directly to give to Billy and Colleen to help with arrangements for Piper and also to help them on the journey they have planned to spread some of her ashes. 
I will know more about how they would like to use the funds when we meet with them on Thursday - I know they have requested gas cards in lieu of flowers to help with their travels.  I am going to need to know where they intend to stay when they return from their trip so I can set up more regular food delivery like Farm Fresh and Blue Apron etc - I'm hoping we can now sustain one or both of these services for approx 12months?
It is a project in the making and I will keep everyone updated as and when I know more details about Colleen, Billy and Harlees wishes going forward. 
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You are all wonderful people! Spent the day with Billy, Colleen and Harlee, watching the girls play in the pool together and discussing plans for the future. They are holding up together. What an amazing family and thanks to all of this community you have managed to DOUBLE the goal! They are beyond grateful for the support. Thank you all.
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Little update: with the overwhelming support from everyone and their generosity I have put together a list of donors names so far from the GoFundMe and any comments attached to the donations, which I will be presenting to Billy and Colleen on Thursday. I want them to see the love and support you have all shown! Thank you again !!!! ❤️
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A family in need has reached 55% of its goal. Your support is amazing!❤️❤️
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Thanks to the support received through Billy's crossfit Family the Naegele's are comfortable in a hotel for the next few days. We are so so close to our halfway goal. Thank you for all your kindness and please keep sharing
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$6,385 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 14 months
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