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Help Nick and Michelle Rebuild

$13,275 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 127 people in 9 months
Created November 10, 2018
My name is Ashley and I have been going mad trying to figure out how I can help my best friend of 10+ years in an unimaginable situation of losing her home, and everything that she owns, from the Paradise Camp fire in Butte County, California.

Michelle, her husband Nick, their 3-year-old son, Rome, and their pups Jackson and Lola, safely made it out of their home in the town of Paradise on Thursday, November 8th, for which I am so grateful. What didn't make it? Everything else. Their home? Gone. Their clothing? Gone. Nick's artwork? Gone. Rome's toys? Gone. Michelle's beloved guitars? Gone. They have nothing left to their name. How do you help in this kind of situation?? Especially when you live 8 hours away?? 

34387626_1541827915553993_r.jpegLeaving Paradise - most of the town was consumed by the flames!

My goal is to send some financial relief to this amazing family to help reduce some stress and allow them to figure out their next steps. They are in need of everyday basics (food, clothing, toiletries, dog food) and, the most important, a home. 

Please consider donating to this fundraiser and helping a family in genuine need. I know Michelle and her family, as well as I, would be incredibly grateful.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Here's an LA Times Article with more info on the fire 

34387626_1541826419135324_r.jpegNick and Michelle - one of my closest friends and longest friendships!

34387626_154182649224823_r.jpegAdorable 3 year old Rome
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Hi everyone!

Wow. Just freaking wow. We hit our goal of $10k in FIVE DAYS. 5 days!!! What?? According to Michelle, "it's insane". Yeah, no kidding! Such an amazing, generous, incredible, SUPPORTIVE community we have here!

I have to thank you all, myself, for helping achieve this amazing feat. I know we all did this for Nick and Michelle, but I just wanted to say a huge thank you to each and every one of you for helping me help my best friend. I could not have done this without all of your donations, support, shares on Facebook, forwarded emails, etc. From the absolute bottom of my heart, thank you so much. <3

So, shame on me for not knowing better, but this fundraiser really did so much better then I initially expected, so I would like to up the goal to $15k. I've heard from quite a few people who still want to donate, so I thought I would increase the amount to help encourage more people to donate. I probably should have started with this amount in the first place, I apologize! I figure, every little bit helps, especially when you have to rebuild your entire life.

Thank you!!!
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Hi everyone! I wanted to share the interview Nick and Michelle did with FOX40, as well as a picture of what is left of their home, and another video clip of what remains of Paradise, CA.
We've raised $6,405 towards the $10k goal!! That is amazing! This fundraiser has only been live since Saturday...I am speechless! I am so grateful to each and every one of you who has contributed and helped spread the word! Let's keep this awesome momentum going! <3
Remains of Paradise: http://via.fox40.com/myEiH
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Hello everyone! Oh my goodness, my heart just swells at all of the support Nick and Michelle and family have received in just the past TWO DAYS!! $4,473 raised in 2 days?! That's incredible!!! Thank you all so freaking much!
The universe, truly, works in amazing ways, because this morning Michelle was doing her news segment that she had booked months ago, and FOX40 decided then and there to also do an interview of both Michelle and Nick on the fire. They are going to post the link to this fundraiser on the air!! What a win!!!
Nick and Michelle are also going to look at homes in the Oroville area today. There's been talk that she will need to sell her truck, but I'm hopeful we can raise enough money so she won't have to!
Thank you all, again, so so much! I'll keep everyone updated!
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Raised by 127 people in 9 months
Created November 10, 2018
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