Marie Hatch's Eviction Fund

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Lisa Krieger  BURLINGAME, CA
Marie Hatch is my sister's former mother-in-law, and she is 97 years old. She has lived in the same house in Burlingame for 66 years.  As she has no email or tech savvy at 97 years of age, and as her life-long friend, I am starting this fund for her. On Feb. 11, she was served with a 60-day notice to vacate the house or be tossed out by sheriff’s deputies. Marie is fighting her second battle with cancer and has no more in her savings account.  The man who is evicting her inherited the house by default from his estranged wife who was murdered.  His wife, her mother AND her grandmother all promised Marie that she could live out her natural life in the house. The current owner knows about this, but because there is no written contract, he is choosing to ignore the vow. That's his right. He wants his two sons to have the money now. There are two homes on two lots that should sell for approximately $3,000,000.  The plan is to demolish them and build a large mixed-use  building on the property. We only want Marie to be able to stay at home for longer than two months, as she is ill with cancer and in no shape to move.  Nor can she afford to move.  But if the eviction proceeds, Marie will need money for obvious reasons.
You can read about Marie's situation on the following link: 
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Burlingame-woman-97-evicted-after-66-years-6845657.php?t=a0e8d4e1ec00af33be&cmpid=fb-premium
Marie worked very hard her entire life and should be able to stay in what has been her home for 66 years.  She can't do it without your help.
Thank you so much.

Lisa Krieger
Burlingame, CA
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Update 15
Posted by Lisa Krieger
12 months ago
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TO Carole McIntyre Rogers Schiessel
I can't answer your question, as I asked gofundme to close this campaign almost one month ago and it was closed. You would have to take argument to gofundme for an answer.






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Update 14
Posted by Lisa Krieger
13 months ago
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I'm sorry if there is still confusion over Marie's status, but she did pass away on Thursday evening. Anyone donating at this point (and for the last few days) is getting an instant refund, unless you have specified that you are willingly donating to help with expenses or to the elder organization to which we will be giving money. I don't think that Gofundme likes the hateful messages that appear hear from time to time, so if you wonder why they disappear, please think of how they sound to a family in grief. The fund is unofficially closed. Thank you for trying to help Marie. She's in a better place with no pain and no fear and no one trying to displace her from her home. This campaign has shown the best side of humanity. Most of you didn't even know Marie, and were not even from Burlingame, but the kindness of your hearts brought you together to help her. You gave us hope and I can't thank you enough. Thank you, Lisa Krieger
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Update 13
Posted by Lisa Krieger
13 months ago
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Janis Owen-You are a breath of fresh air. Thank you so much! For some reason, I can't respond to your donation or email you. Aloha, Lisa
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13 months ago
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I'm keeping Michael Barnes's comment up to show the juxtaposition of giving and caring people to unfortunate and angry people. Marie would pray for your soul if she could hear you, Michael.
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Beth Powder
14 months ago

Probate law doesn't require you to evict inhabitants to sell property. Also, despite state laws that allow one to evict an inhabitant to sell property, city laws can preclude you from it. If there is a law in Burlingame that says you can't evict someone because you want to sell property, it actually trumps the state law. Also, you don't HAVE to evict someone if you want to sell property. He just *wants* to sell it in order to get the 3 million so a mixed-use building can be built. It's cruel that condos should be "worth more" than this woman's life and her dignity.

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Lisann Conliffe
14 months ago

I sent an email to Congresswoman Jackie Speier. Please let me know what I can do to help. I live a block away for Marie and her friend.

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14 months ago

This is intolerable. The landlord who inherited the property states he is giving this woman "plenty of notice." ??? 60 days is NOT plenty of notice. Ms. Hatch is 97 years old f'chryssakes, let her live her life out in the only home she has known, and THEN sell it. It's probably one of the many 2 bedroom clapboard cottages built 70 to 90 years ago, that line Bayswater Avenue (4 blocks south of Burlingame Avenue). What's 3 to 5 more years? Shame on him.

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Melinda Tipton Stites
14 months ago

May God bless her with an even better home. When she is ready to move and help is needed, please message me via Facebook if I can help. I used to own/operate a moving company.

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Kathleen Cunnie
14 months ago

Matthew Barnes and Paul DeRibertino, this is not about contracts, rent laws or trusts. This is about doing the right thing. The landlord said he is doing this in order to get money for his sons - he never said he was following the terms of the trust. The woman only has a few years left. I am sure his young sons can wait.

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Robert Ricci
14 months ago

I've said this on other sites, but I'm going to say it here. I don't care if you move her next door, IT _WILL_ KILL HER!!!! Anyone that tries to make her move SHOULD be tried for murder!!! Moving her is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!!!! Let her live her final days IN PEACE!!

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Dee Dee Myers
14 months ago

Hello Lisa, A thread began yesterday, on Facebook. There are a number of folks who would like to support Marie and Georgia during this most difficult time. This morning, I created a Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Support-Marie-Georgia-Eviction-after-66-years-Burlingame-CA-1659985704266269/ Please let us know, how we may best support them. My best, Dee

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Raluca Rosu
14 months ago

Mister Michael Hudson-Medina, you're wrong to post the owner's number publicly, if he is harassed I hope he reports it to the police and they will come have a chat with you. All you other people outraged, these two elderly ladies have lived there paying rent WAY under market value for so long, their rent doesn't even cover property taxes. The owner's family has been subsidizing their rent for YEARS, the current owner could have raised their rent or ended their tenancy 10 years ago and he didn't, and now he is the bad guy? They've been nothing but very generous to these ladies, and the elderly ladies' response is to call the media and have lawyers to stay in a home they do now own? I hope he at least raises their rent to market value if he can't evict them. This is ridiculous.

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Nancy Singer
14 months ago

There has got to be a way to structure the ownership of the propert after the trust ends to let her live out her life there as promised. I don't believe for even a minute that the sale is the only way.

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Lisa Krieger
14 months ago
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Thanks everyone. Well, almost everyone. And Linda Hunter-you are right. That's her home, and after 66 years, it's tough to pull up stakes. I agree, Nancy Singer. And Kathleen-exactly! Anne F.-you are also right. The landlord should not be harassed. He is within his rights. We just want a little more time for Marie. Michael Hudson-Medina-it is kind of you to become so passionately involved, but it would only make things worse. Melinda, Lisanne, Dee Dee, Beth, Pamela, Kim and Alison---THANK YOU for your supportive comments. I hope I didn't leave anyone out. Thank you all.

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Denise Stopnick
14 months ago
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So sad let her finish out her life in her home, the stress you are causing will probably do more harm to this poor women. Like it would kill you to wait a few more years to build a new building.

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Kate Kobylarz
14 months ago
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By modest calculations, Miss Hatch and her roommate have probably spent more than a half million dollars over 66 years. This fact should be included in any negotiations that come up in court.

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Paul DeRobertino
14 months ago
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Matthew Barnes is right. Although this is about empathy, and many are willing to help, your description of the situation is incorrect and defamatory to the landlord. He did not inherit the property; he is the trustee and bound under the terms and requirements of the trust to do what the trust directed. And yes, laws do matter. I certainly hope you are not as dishonest with the money that you will collect as you were with your description of the situation. Money is not necessarily going to allow her to stay in the house (unless it's enough to purchase the house) but can help her move and settle elsewhere. You should be clear on that.

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Raluca Rosu
14 months ago
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Suzanne, Caruso, I did read the story - it seems that YOU didn't. He did not inherit the house. The house is in a trust for his (and his murdered wife's) kids. He is executing the trust. His wife was murdered 10 years ago and he had been in control of the trust for 10 years, so yeah, he could have evicted them 10 years ago. I may be cold, but is this man supposed to take a financial hit and not think of his kids just because these ladies live in the house? They can move somewhere else, and he offered to help them but they refused. These ladies benefited from the landlord's generosity (with nothing in writing) and now they are causing him huge problems. What do you call it when someone, be they 97 and with cancer, think of their own interest and what they want, despite the law, and despite the generosity that this family showed her for so many years? Would you call that selfish, self centered and cold? Yeah. This lady is totally unreasonable. She should move out. Lisa Krieger, claims that she is raising money to help Marie stay in the house for 2 more months. Why does she need to be there for 2 extra months? She now has 36k, thanks to the generosity of strangers -something that she's so used to that she comes to expect. Why not move out now? I am sure a judge will see right through this when the time comes. the law is the law.

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Susie Nichols
14 months ago
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How can you live with yourself? Would your 2 sons let this happen to you if it were you at 97? How do you sleep at night? You can do the right thing, a small part in this messed up world. You can lead by example.

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Anne Fehtay
14 months ago
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Lisa K. You have our Full support ! There's a lot of spiteful & Unnecessary Assumptions going on in some of these comments. I also think calling Mr. Kantz is Not Advisable. ( I, personally think it was not right for Mike to post that.) Doing the right thing does not promote spiteful actions, this is about showing Love & promoting Peace. Sure "the law is the law", but True Justic takes time & Life is not always fair.

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Lisa Krieger
14 months ago
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Anna Beria -Thanks for your idea. She has a some fantastic attorneys helping her now-pro bono. In fact, they are at her house as I type. She's in good hands that way.

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Tommy Straight
14 months ago
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i think ALL the people donating are Heroes and im sure she does too ! this WILL happen , its obvious ! 18 Thousand in just over 24 hours ! and the Lady who started this for her friend will get a great place in heaven . Everybody here Rocks !

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Linda Hunter
14 months ago
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I feel like the money should be spent to fight this eviction. Even if we were to find her a fabulous new house, this is the one she considers home. Think back to the last time you moved. Stressful, right? Not something you want to do while undergoing treatment for cancer

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Lisa Krieger
14 months ago
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Thank you so very much to all the people who have shared the gofundme campaign on your Facebook pages for Marie. That's the only way to get the word out. And a million thanks to the wonderful people who have donated. Thank you.

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$45,505 of $60k goal

Raised by 1,176 people in 14 months
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Created February 21, 2016
$10
Rebekah Bell
13 months ago
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BK
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Brigitte Kum
13 months ago
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I am donating again for Marie and her family. I'm happy that she is in a better place, without pain. I'm sorry to hear that people are asking for a refund. I know that all the donated funds will still help Marie and her family. Please help to make her funeral beautiful with lots of bright flowers. That is my wish for her. :) Lots of love to Marie and her family. God bless you Lisa for doing something beautiful for someone. You heart is pure and beautiful!

JO
$50
Janis Owen
13 months ago
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Lisa, You're doing a great job. Use the money where it's needed for Marie's legacy. Aloha,Jan

$10
Ellyn O'Toole
13 months ago
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I hope you win your lawsuit.

MA
$45
Mariana Abdala
13 months ago
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I am so sorry my generation wasn't able to keep this from happening to you. It's shameful.

$10
Anonymous
13 months ago
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EC
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Elizabeth Croft
13 months ago
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CC
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Claudia Castro
13 months ago
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Best of luck but please clarify the intent of the $60, 000. Thanks!

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Anonymous
13 months ago
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SS
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Shashank Saggar
13 months ago
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Beth Powder
14 months ago

Probate law doesn't require you to evict inhabitants to sell property. Also, despite state laws that allow one to evict an inhabitant to sell property, city laws can preclude you from it. If there is a law in Burlingame that says you can't evict someone because you want to sell property, it actually trumps the state law. Also, you don't HAVE to evict someone if you want to sell property. He just *wants* to sell it in order to get the 3 million so a mixed-use building can be built. It's cruel that condos should be "worth more" than this woman's life and her dignity.

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Lisann Conliffe
14 months ago

I sent an email to Congresswoman Jackie Speier. Please let me know what I can do to help. I live a block away for Marie and her friend.

+ Read More
14 months ago

This is intolerable. The landlord who inherited the property states he is giving this woman "plenty of notice." ??? 60 days is NOT plenty of notice. Ms. Hatch is 97 years old f'chryssakes, let her live her life out in the only home she has known, and THEN sell it. It's probably one of the many 2 bedroom clapboard cottages built 70 to 90 years ago, that line Bayswater Avenue (4 blocks south of Burlingame Avenue). What's 3 to 5 more years? Shame on him.

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Melinda Tipton Stites
14 months ago

May God bless her with an even better home. When she is ready to move and help is needed, please message me via Facebook if I can help. I used to own/operate a moving company.

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Kathleen Cunnie
14 months ago

Matthew Barnes and Paul DeRibertino, this is not about contracts, rent laws or trusts. This is about doing the right thing. The landlord said he is doing this in order to get money for his sons - he never said he was following the terms of the trust. The woman only has a few years left. I am sure his young sons can wait.

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Robert Ricci
14 months ago

I've said this on other sites, but I'm going to say it here. I don't care if you move her next door, IT _WILL_ KILL HER!!!! Anyone that tries to make her move SHOULD be tried for murder!!! Moving her is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!!!! Let her live her final days IN PEACE!!

+ Read More
Dee Dee Myers
14 months ago

Hello Lisa, A thread began yesterday, on Facebook. There are a number of folks who would like to support Marie and Georgia during this most difficult time. This morning, I created a Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Support-Marie-Georgia-Eviction-after-66-years-Burlingame-CA-1659985704266269/ Please let us know, how we may best support them. My best, Dee

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Raluca Rosu
14 months ago

Mister Michael Hudson-Medina, you're wrong to post the owner's number publicly, if he is harassed I hope he reports it to the police and they will come have a chat with you. All you other people outraged, these two elderly ladies have lived there paying rent WAY under market value for so long, their rent doesn't even cover property taxes. The owner's family has been subsidizing their rent for YEARS, the current owner could have raised their rent or ended their tenancy 10 years ago and he didn't, and now he is the bad guy? They've been nothing but very generous to these ladies, and the elderly ladies' response is to call the media and have lawyers to stay in a home they do now own? I hope he at least raises their rent to market value if he can't evict them. This is ridiculous.

+ Read More
Nancy Singer
14 months ago

There has got to be a way to structure the ownership of the propert after the trust ends to let her live out her life there as promised. I don't believe for even a minute that the sale is the only way.

+ Read More
Lisa Krieger
14 months ago
8
8

Thanks everyone. Well, almost everyone. And Linda Hunter-you are right. That's her home, and after 66 years, it's tough to pull up stakes. I agree, Nancy Singer. And Kathleen-exactly! Anne F.-you are also right. The landlord should not be harassed. He is within his rights. We just want a little more time for Marie. Michael Hudson-Medina-it is kind of you to become so passionately involved, but it would only make things worse. Melinda, Lisanne, Dee Dee, Beth, Pamela, Kim and Alison---THANK YOU for your supportive comments. I hope I didn't leave anyone out. Thank you all.

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Denise Stopnick
14 months ago
7
7

So sad let her finish out her life in her home, the stress you are causing will probably do more harm to this poor women. Like it would kill you to wait a few more years to build a new building.

+ Read More
Kate Kobylarz
14 months ago
7
7

By modest calculations, Miss Hatch and her roommate have probably spent more than a half million dollars over 66 years. This fact should be included in any negotiations that come up in court.

+ Read More
Paul DeRobertino
14 months ago
7
7

Matthew Barnes is right. Although this is about empathy, and many are willing to help, your description of the situation is incorrect and defamatory to the landlord. He did not inherit the property; he is the trustee and bound under the terms and requirements of the trust to do what the trust directed. And yes, laws do matter. I certainly hope you are not as dishonest with the money that you will collect as you were with your description of the situation. Money is not necessarily going to allow her to stay in the house (unless it's enough to purchase the house) but can help her move and settle elsewhere. You should be clear on that.

+ Read More
Raluca Rosu
14 months ago
6
6

Suzanne, Caruso, I did read the story - it seems that YOU didn't. He did not inherit the house. The house is in a trust for his (and his murdered wife's) kids. He is executing the trust. His wife was murdered 10 years ago and he had been in control of the trust for 10 years, so yeah, he could have evicted them 10 years ago. I may be cold, but is this man supposed to take a financial hit and not think of his kids just because these ladies live in the house? They can move somewhere else, and he offered to help them but they refused. These ladies benefited from the landlord's generosity (with nothing in writing) and now they are causing him huge problems. What do you call it when someone, be they 97 and with cancer, think of their own interest and what they want, despite the law, and despite the generosity that this family showed her for so many years? Would you call that selfish, self centered and cold? Yeah. This lady is totally unreasonable. She should move out. Lisa Krieger, claims that she is raising money to help Marie stay in the house for 2 more months. Why does she need to be there for 2 extra months? She now has 36k, thanks to the generosity of strangers -something that she's so used to that she comes to expect. Why not move out now? I am sure a judge will see right through this when the time comes. the law is the law.

+ Read More
Susie Nichols
14 months ago
6
6

How can you live with yourself? Would your 2 sons let this happen to you if it were you at 97? How do you sleep at night? You can do the right thing, a small part in this messed up world. You can lead by example.

+ Read More
Anne Fehtay
14 months ago
6
6

Lisa K. You have our Full support ! There's a lot of spiteful & Unnecessary Assumptions going on in some of these comments. I also think calling Mr. Kantz is Not Advisable. ( I, personally think it was not right for Mike to post that.) Doing the right thing does not promote spiteful actions, this is about showing Love & promoting Peace. Sure "the law is the law", but True Justic takes time & Life is not always fair.

+ Read More
Lisa Krieger
14 months ago
5
5

Anna Beria -Thanks for your idea. She has a some fantastic attorneys helping her now-pro bono. In fact, they are at her house as I type. She's in good hands that way.

+ Read More
Tommy Straight
14 months ago
5
5

i think ALL the people donating are Heroes and im sure she does too ! this WILL happen , its obvious ! 18 Thousand in just over 24 hours ! and the Lady who started this for her friend will get a great place in heaven . Everybody here Rocks !

+ Read More
Linda Hunter
14 months ago
5
5

I feel like the money should be spent to fight this eviction. Even if we were to find her a fabulous new house, this is the one she considers home. Think back to the last time you moved. Stressful, right? Not something you want to do while undergoing treatment for cancer

+ Read More
Lisa Krieger
14 months ago
5
5

Thank you so very much to all the people who have shared the gofundme campaign on your Facebook pages for Marie. That's the only way to get the word out. And a million thanks to the wonderful people who have donated. Thank you.

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