Michel Family Emergency

$3,360 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 3 months
Nicky Stewart  FERNDALE, CA
I am making this on behalf of my little sister and her family. There is an atmospherical river passing over much of California right now and my sister and her family have been impacted by it. Today (January 8th), they were sleeping in their living room when they heard a noise. Tyler (my brother-in-law) opened his eyes and rolled off the couch to get up to look. That is when a large Redwood on a hill above their house fell onto it, destroying it. They are thankfully all ok, but they have lost everything. They have no where to stay and it is unsafe to go back to get inside to try and salvage their clothes. They have a 6 year old daughter (also safe) and will need to find a rental or get a hotel. I don't live in the area to be able to help them and the weather is just starting to set in. They are estimating 11 inches by the end of it. They live along a creek that has almost breached its banks and their driveway has started to flood. They have 2 dogs and a cat. The cat and one of the dogs is missing (fingers are crossed they only got scared and ran off) but they haven't been found yet. 

I am asking for any kind of help that you can offer. They both work very hard for the small amount of money they have, my niece just had her 6th birthday on New Years Eve and they were going to be leaving for her birthday party after their naps. This has devastated them and their financial situation and they need help. My parents and my family are doing as much as we can from 1,500 miles away but we can only do so much.  Your help would mean the world and then some to all of us. We are trying to get them relief as soon as possible. This storm has only just started and they may not have a single thing if the hill behind them slides out. 

Thank you for reading and helping if you can.
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Update 13
Posted by Nicky Stewart
20 days ago
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Hello all-

I apologize for not updating lately. There hasn't been much to update anyone with since the event. Just going through the motions to get Kelsey, Tyler and Taylee into a place of their own and trying to get their belongings from the house.

This will likely be the last update from me.

Your amazing kindness and donations have helped the Michel's so much that they will be moving to Colorado at the end of this month. Tyler has requested a transfer with his job and they will have a place of their own. They have been staying with his grandmother due to being unable to find a place after their temporary home was sold (thank you again for that opportunity!)

We ALL (Michel, Webb and Stewart families) appreciate the support that has been shown and given.

Kelsey and Tyler were able to get out the house one last time before it gets torn down to get anything that was salvageable (which wasn't much). There has been a lot more damage with all the rain that the coast has gotten.

Again, thank you all for your support, love, kind words and donations (financial, clothing and necessities). We can't wait to have them out here in CO closer to us and help them start the next chapter.
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Update 12
Posted by Nicky Stewart
3 months ago
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Kelseymichel714@gmail.com is where you can send addresses or just an email.
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Update 11
Posted by Nicky Stewart
3 months ago
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Kelsey has asked me to ask all those who have donated to please email her your address. They would like to send thank yous. If you don't want to send an address, an email is ok too.

An update on the house; their landlord went out and it was determined the house is a total loss. He was able to remove the tree and found that it was not just one with 3 growing from it, it knocked down 2 more when it came down, totaling 5. They will be able to get inside to get their stuff at some point, once they figure out a way to stabilize the structure enough.

Thank you again for your continued support.
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Update 10
Posted by Nicky Stewart
3 months ago
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I just wanted to say thank you again to all who have shown support. Kelsey and Tyler are trying to get settled into their temporary home and are putting forth effort to find something more permanent. They can't have their fur babies in the current house so they are trying to find somewhere that they can. If you know of anywhere in the Fortuna, Ferndale, Rio Dell, Scotia area please message me and I will pass the info along.

Please continue to share and ask friends to share. Thanks and love to all!
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Ryan Rice
3 months ago
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Do you have a place to stay? I may have a house available for you for a little while so you can get your bearings. It's large, private and nobody is living in it at this time.

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Kelsey Michel
3 months ago
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Missy King, thank you so much! I am not sure on what we need right now. I can give you an address to send stuff to. I will definitely setup a bank account. That's a good idea. Thank you.

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Kimber Bell
3 months ago

I am so glad you are all Ok! If I was able to donate, I would. Sending love to you and your family Kelsey

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Anne Pierson
3 months ago

Wonderful news!

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Anne Pierson
3 months ago

Leave out food for Zoey in a familiar place and do it every day. Hopefully that will help.

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Julie Green-Winburn
3 months ago

Please contact me...I am a part of Fortuna Fire Ladies Auxiliary and we have clothing and items to get you through this. We would be HAPPY to help!

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Donna Alvarado
3 months ago

I need new sewer pipes replaced $5,000 can anybody help me I am always amazed by these go find me requests

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Missy King
3 months ago

I have clothes & toys for the 6 year old girl. I may also have clothes for the parents depending on their size. Do they need food? How can I get items to the family? Also, you may want to consider setting up a local bank acct so the local, cash only, people can donate too. Please let me know how I can help.

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$3,360 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 3 months
Created January 8, 2017
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$20
LuLaRoe TaylorBonga
21 days ago
RN
$50
Ralph Norling
3 months ago
$20
Anonymous
3 months ago
AN
$25
Anne Nicksic
3 months ago
SK
$100
Steve and Heather Kelley
3 months ago
$250
Anonymous
3 months ago
$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
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$20
Sharon Lupeika
3 months ago

May God Bless and be with you always!

$30
Justin Jones
3 months ago
AD
$25
Arlene Dorsch
3 months ago

Good luck. May God Bless you and keep you safe . <3

Ryan Rice
3 months ago
2
2

Do you have a place to stay? I may have a house available for you for a little while so you can get your bearings. It's large, private and nobody is living in it at this time.

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Kelsey Michel
3 months ago
1
1

Missy King, thank you so much! I am not sure on what we need right now. I can give you an address to send stuff to. I will definitely setup a bank account. That's a good idea. Thank you.

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Kimber Bell
3 months ago

I am so glad you are all Ok! If I was able to donate, I would. Sending love to you and your family Kelsey

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Anne Pierson
3 months ago

Wonderful news!

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Anne Pierson
3 months ago

Leave out food for Zoey in a familiar place and do it every day. Hopefully that will help.

+ Read More
Julie Green-Winburn
3 months ago

Please contact me...I am a part of Fortuna Fire Ladies Auxiliary and we have clothing and items to get you through this. We would be HAPPY to help!

+ Read More
Donna Alvarado
3 months ago

I need new sewer pipes replaced $5,000 can anybody help me I am always amazed by these go find me requests

+ Read More
Missy King
3 months ago

I have clothes & toys for the 6 year old girl. I may also have clothes for the parents depending on their size. Do they need food? How can I get items to the family? Also, you may want to consider setting up a local bank acct so the local, cash only, people can donate too. Please let me know how I can help.

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