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Fire Relief: Susan and Scott Dunn

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On Wednesday July 25th, 2018,  my mom and stepdad, Susan and Scott Dunn, were evacuated from their cabin in Mountain Center,  near Idyllwild, California from the Cranston Fire, set by arson. They had just returned from my moms surgery that morning and had just enough warning to wrangle their three cats into a carrier, the dog and leave. They even forgot the dog leash and phone chargers. At 9:05 minutes into this video you can see their cabin burning. 

They need immediate assistance for every day odds and ends and long term assistance for new housing as they are currently displaced residents. As far as we can tell right now, they lost everything. They do not have insurance on the cabin and are both disabled and on a fixed, low income. 

I have no idea as to what this is going to cost but I know that anything helps ease the burden. We are hoping to relocate them to the Northwest so they can be closer to family. We need to secure lodging for at least six months in the new location while we get their residency and disability updated in a new state. If anyone has experience navigating social services or emergency relief for housing that would be immensely helpful. 

This fire has been a devastating loss to so many in the Idyllwild community. I know my mom and stepdad are not the only people impacted by this tragedy.

Please consider donating to help them relocate following the loss of the cabin they have lived in for more than 25 years, along with all of their belongings.

Images of the fire ripping through the cabin. According to witnesses it took about 15 minutes to burn. 
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The black circle is an estimation of where their cabin was. 
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What's was left of the cabin. 
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Hard working fire fighters doing all they can to save as much as they can. I can't thank them enough. Just some places were unsalvageable for safety or logistical reasons. Unfortunately, my mom and stepdads place was one of the ones lost.  
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Hi there, Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone for your kind and generous donations and shares! We are almost half way to our goal! My mom, stepdad and I very much appreciate it. For now they are back in Idyllwild and have a place to stay for the next few weeks. They are looking through what is left on the property to see if there is anything salvageable and trying to sort out where and what to do next. If you have not yet, please consider donating to get them back on their feet. Whether you can donate or not, please share! Thank you all again so much! Here is a picture of whats left of the house. So crazy!
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This has been hard for so many. We have come so far and the help has been incredible. Thank you all so so very much. They are deeply moved by the amazing outpouring of assistance form the community but the shock of the loss of their home and everything they had is starting to set in. Since getting in to Mountain Center is hard they are feeling a bit lost, insecure, disoriented and a little frightened, not knowing exactly how to move forward. But they remain positive and extremely thankful for the genuine love and support form everyone! We still need more donation. Please share and donate if you can. For those of you that have, thank you again so very much!! For me, if anyone want to help me run this campaign, that would be amazing! I am having a heck of a time keeping up with it while still trying to work. Thank you!!
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Hey there folks! Just wanted to say thank you all again so very much!! This is amazing!! They are fine for now staying with a volunteer and anther volunteer just set them up with a food! So they are holding it together pretty go. I think the emotion of losing everything is slowly starting to come though the shock though. Loves of love and appreciation for all the help and support!! OXOXO
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Hi there, We are about 1/3 of the way to our goal! Thank you, thank you, thank you! The amazing outpouring of support has been truly incredible! My om and stepdad are not on Facebook, so they are not seeing it all but they just keep saying thank you a million times over. They are super grateful! If you haven't shared this link, please do. If you have already, please consider doing so again. The more exposure we get the better! Thank you all again!!
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