Help the Luboff Family after Fires

$11,735 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 126 people in 11 months
Created December 5, 2017
Help the Luboff Family Rebuild their Home
pictured  - the front of the Luboff's house that is no longer standing - after the fire and before. 
Luboff & Leavitt Family Celebrating Jerry's 90th in the home that burned down. 

Family Home lost to the wildfires... 

On the night of December 4th, the Luboff & Leavitt family was evacuated out of their home at the base of the Topa Topa Mountains in Santa Paula from the out of control Ventura Thomas wildfire. They took the animals and rushed their family to a safe place, the next morning they heard the devastating news that their home couldn't be saved and was burned to the ground.

Please donate whatever you can. The family is displaced and the home they recently put so much love into is completely  lost to the fire. Your donations will help them piece their home and lives back together as they rebuild.  They will need assistance while they await what will be covered as they plan on rebuilding. 

About me - I'm Megan Koraly Northrop - I currently reside in Encinitas, CA but am born and raised in Ventura County - I'm so very saddened to see what Ventura County is going through, and family and friends who were in the path of the fires- 

The Luboff and Leavitt families that lost their home in the Thomas fire are family friends that I have know for severeal years - We celebrated Diana Luboff's dad's 90th birthday in the home they no longer have. I call Jerry my "Uncle Jerry" - he worked with my mom at the Conejo Valley Unified School District for over 15 years... he's been a huge mentor to me and his house is on the land that burned as well. Their property is at the base of the Topa Topa Mountains in Santa Paula  - the fire moved through that area early on and they had very little time to pack up and leave when they were evacuated.

The funds will help Diana and Tony rebuild their home, and help cover additional expenses while they wait to see if the insurance plan with cover some of what they have lost under "natural disaster". The funds will go to toileteries, clothes, and additional items that they didn't have time to grab in such a hurry when they were evacuated. 

All funds you contribute will go directly to Diana and Tony Luboff through the gofundme beneficiary tool to allow them to get the direct funds to them in an efficient matter - those that are effected by these fires know firsthand what expenses they need help with.

The Luboff and Leavitt Families are very dear friends, Jerry (pictured above) is like family to me.  We appreciate any and all help for this family. 

With So Much Gratitude 

Megan Koraly Northrop
Family Friend
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Thank you for all the support! We wanted to share this beautiful video from Jane Qian and the dancers who filmed "Phoenix" - in rising from the ashes at the Luboff's home - read the full description below -

"Phoenix" is an art/dance film with the theme of 'rising from the ashes.' It was created to help the victims of the recent California wildfires begin to rebuild.

The piece is a visual expression of how we move through the stages of grief to find hope and rebuild.

Grief can be a solitary process, but finding hope and rising from the ashes often requires the support of a community. Thousands of people across California are searching for the hope they need to rise again. Be the hope

"Phoenix" - Rising from the Ashes
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Thank you all from the bottom of my heart! We've raised over $5,000 to help the Luboff family rebuild their home and get back on their feet. You are all so amazing and it's incredible to see the outpouring of care! Please share this post and our link and help us reach out goal.
Thank You! We are halfway there!
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Thank you all so much for those that have shared, donated, and cared. Your support will help Diane and Tony rebuild their lives. Tony shared with us the heartbreaking photos yesterday of what’s left of their home - these funds will go directly to the family that needs it. And I am so thankful for all of you!

They will have some support because of you. Thank you! Thank you thank you!
Where the Luboff home previously stood
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Thank you all for your donations to help this family after losing their home, land, and memories to this fire - as many are faced with so many challenges once the reality of this loss hits... we are reminded to help those in need.

If you want to help please share and give if you can. Thank you so much and thank you to rescue workers tirelessly trying to save lives and homes
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Raised by 126 people in 11 months
Created December 5, 2017
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