Jaimes Family Fire Recovery Fund

$7,055 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 124 people in 16 months
My name is Colleen and I am a close friend of Daniel and Diana Jaimes. I want to share their story and help them out during a very difficult time in their lives.

On the morning of December 26, 2016, the Jaimes family experienced a life changing event. One of their cars caught fire in the attached garage leading to significant damage and loss to their home and belongings, including their family cat, Domino. The need is great as they have 3 young children (10, 8 and 6) and will not be able to return to their home for 4 to 6 months.  

While insurance will cover some items, the Jaimes family will need financial assistance to replace items that insurance will not fully cover, such as their 13-year-old and 16-year-old cars that were destroyed in the fire. This leaves them with no transportation for the family to meet their daily needs. Additional funds are needed to help cover interim costs such as clothes, toys, personal care items, rebuilding etc…

Daniel and Diana are amazing parents to their children and great friends to many, who have helped others when they could. Please consider helping them get back on their feet after this devastating fire. I know they will pay it forward when they can!
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Hello, everyone! I have a few updates to share today and its all very good.

We have a donation site! Thank you to all those who reached out to me to ask how the could assist the Jaimes Family, other than cash donations. I so appreciate your patience as we worked to find a place to drop off donations!

The family's church has graciously volunteered to be the drop off site for donations. I have an updated list of items that are needed listed below.

Donation Site Info:
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
4087 West Broadway Ave
Robbinsdale, MN 55442
Hours:
-M-F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
-Wed Evenings: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
-Sunday: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
*Note: Parish Office is closed Monday 1/16/17 to observe Martin Luther King holiday.

Kindness and generosity has come in so many different ways over these last few weeks. Clothes, toys, gift cards, cash, food, play dates for the kids, rides to/from school... every donation counts!! YOU are making a difference! THANK YOU!!

Next, the Jaimes will be moving into their temporary housing next week! While they are grateful to have a roof over their heads, they are looking forward to moving out of a hotel room after 3 weeks. Another step forward on the road to recovery! And a little more room to start being a "normal" family again.

Diana and Daniel have been overwhelmed by the kindness that has been shown to their family and continues daily. As a friend, I am so thankful for all of you, all of you. Your kindness, prayers, positive thoughts, well wishes and gifts confirm there is still a lot of good in this world. <3 I will update next week after the move in!

Updated Needs:
Gift cards to Target or Walmart
Gift Cards to HyVee or Cub
Trac Phone minutes
Gift card for gas

Children’s Motrin
Children’s cough syrup
Children’s No-tear shampoo and conditioner
Melatonin Gummies
Wet Wipes
Flat iron
Women’s hair brush
Men’s after shave
Toilet paper
Kleenex
Paper napkins
Broom and dust pan
Swiffer Kit
Kitchen trash can
Trash bags
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Hello, everyone.

Diana lost her laptop in the fire so I am passing on this message of thanks from her to you. So many amazing, generous people have come forward to help: family, friends, classmates, friends of friends, parishioners, friends of family, coworkers and strangers. The list goes on. Every donation is helping! Please take a moment to pass this site on to others. It really does help! I have included a link to the new segment that covers the Jaimes family: https://youtu.be/BvNmGGn1CAw

From Diana:

Dear Encouragers,
We are so overwhelmed by the generosity of all of you. There are not enough thank you's on the face of the earth for all you have done.

As a family, we see God's hand in all of this. You can be assured that none of you will be forgotten. We, as a family, will be praying for God's blessing on you for the rest of our lives.

You, as a people, have so lifted the burden of what has happened. Thank you for carrying our cross with us.

We promise that we will pay this blessing forward.

Gratefully,

The Jaimes Family
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Update 01/02/17: Happy New Year, everyone! It's been one week since the fire; Diana and Daniel are very busy trying to get a grip on all that needs to be done in this long process. So much is still uncertain. The kids head back to school tomorrow which will hopefully bring some normalcy.

The generosity, kindness, prayers and positive thoughts that have been given to Diana, Daniel and the kids during this difficult time has been so heartwarming! Words cannot express the gratitude! Thank you!

Many people have reached out to ask what the family’s immediate needs are and how they can donate tangible goods. I was able to get a list of items from Diana and there are a few of us working to set up a drop off site with times for (hopefully) this weekend.

Once the family moves into their temporary housing, I will update this list:
Gift cards to Target or Walmart
Gift Cards to HyVee or Cub
Trac Phone minutes
Gift card for gas

Children’s Motrin
Children’s cough syrup
Children’s No-tear shampoo and conditioner
Melatonin Gummies
Wet Wipes
Comic books (Smile, Sisters and El Deafo are some of the girl’s favorites)
Kids books and coloring books
Toys such as Legos, K’nex, dinosaurs, movies

Hair dryer
Flat iron
Women’s hair brush
Men’s after shave
Washcloths
Bath Towels
Hand Towels
Dish towels for the kitchen
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Lindsay Dutcher
16 months ago

Hi - if I have some items around the house, can I get them to someone?

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Bonnie Creason
7 months ago

Would love to hear an updated on this family... perhaps see if they need more help?

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Michelle Meyer
11 months ago

I still have some decor for girls room if want them. and the lord's prayer framed

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Mari Galaz
15 months ago

I might not have a lot of money but furniture or new blankets if need or anything I wish u all a very good recovery

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Paige Brickels
15 months ago

Hi. I have some clothing and household items I can donate. Where do we drop them so the family receives them?

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Bonnie Creason
15 months ago

We have bath towels, dish towels and a hair dryer... how can we get these items to the family?

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Lese Wright
15 months ago

What type of toys would be appreciated? We have some items that they might appreciate, such as Playmobile, Kinex, etc.,

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Created December 30, 2016
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Hank Poncelet
15 months ago

Hope you can get back to "normal" soon.

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Anonymous
15 months ago
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Andrea Pantaleo
15 months ago

I am a friend of Colleen's.. many positive thoughts headed your way!

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Anonymous
15 months ago
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15 months ago
Lindsay Dutcher
16 months ago

Hi - if I have some items around the house, can I get them to someone?

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Bonnie Creason
7 months ago

Would love to hear an updated on this family... perhaps see if they need more help?

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Michelle Meyer
11 months ago

I still have some decor for girls room if want them. and the lord's prayer framed

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Mari Galaz
15 months ago

I might not have a lot of money but furniture or new blankets if need or anything I wish u all a very good recovery

+ Read More
Paige Brickels
15 months ago

Hi. I have some clothing and household items I can donate. Where do we drop them so the family receives them?

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Bonnie Creason
15 months ago

We have bath towels, dish towels and a hair dryer... how can we get these items to the family?

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Lese Wright
15 months ago

What type of toys would be appreciated? We have some items that they might appreciate, such as Playmobile, Kinex, etc.,

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