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$17,759 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 164 people in 6 months
Created November 11, 2018
Fundraising team
on behalf of John McNassar
Hello all, this is Rachel Frank here. I’m Jack McNassar’s sister. I have created this account to help his family recover from the devastating California wildfire. Funds will be used to purchase necessities, cover living expenses, find a new home and help to purchase another vehicle (they drove out with one). Donations will be deposited directly to their bank account.

On Thursday, November 8th 2018 the lives of Jack, Melissa and Mary McNassar were changed forever. In the early morning hours they were alerted to a wildfire in the area (Paradise, California) and were told to evacuate immediately. Without hesitation, Jack and Melissa worked to quickly load emergency supplies into their car while keeping Mary calm and helping to alert neighbors. This was a rapidly moving fire (now know as Camp Fire) burning 8 football fields per minute. The most devastating wildfire in California history.  

Jack, Melissa and Mary endured 6 long hours of terrifying chaos driving through flames, ashes and fear to safety. The evacuation route was clogged and they at times feared certain death. It was their love for sweet Mary that gave Jack and Melissa the courage to endure and presence to stay calm.

Essentially, they left their home with a few supplies and the clothes on their backs. The town of Paradise, California and surrounding areas lies in ashes. The family is safe, but has a long hard road ahead. All they have worked for, all the treasured belongings gathered over a life time, the comforts of home are gone.

I am asking for help for them to lift the financial burden during this extremely difficult time. Jack is a War veteran, having served two tours in the Middle East as a combat medic. He’s a strong and courageous  man,  but also has the biggest heart of anyone I know. He has laid his life down for others without a second thought, he’d give you his last dollar, the shirt off his back. Now it’s time for us to give back to him, to ease the burdens of his heart. Melissa is a loving mother, one who longs to protect her beautiful daughter. Let’s help her do that. Mary, sweet beautiful Mary, is but a three year old child who has been through a horrible tragedy no one should ever endure. Help me provide her with necessities and comforts.

Thank you for your prayers and support.
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Jack and Melissa were able to get up to their property today. The devastation is unspeakable. They have found out from insurance that they will still owe about $15,000 on their mortgage (crazy, but that’s how it is) and will continue to be owners of the lot which means taxes on scorched earth. In addition because everything is gone and therefore cannot be itemized with ease, what insurance will provide for personal belongings is lacking. The stress is overwhelming, the financial burdens crushing and the realization of what this has done to their lives just beginning. Please continue to keep them in your prayers and continue to share this fundraiser to help them the best we can. Love and appreciate to you all!
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Jack and Melissa were able to get up to their property today. The devastation is unspeakable. They have found out from insurance that they will still owe about $15,000 on their mortgage (crazy, but that’s how it is) and will continue to be owners of the lot which means taxes on scorched earth. In addition because everything is gone and therefore cannot be itemized with ease, what insurance will provide for personal belongings is lacking. The stress is overwhelming, the financial burdens crushing and the realization of what this has done to their lives just beginning. Please continue to keep them in your prayers and continue to share this fundraiser to help them the best we can. Love and appreciate to you all!
weeping mother sculpture Jack made
Mary’s radio flyer wagon
Angel Jack got in Saudi
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Jack, Melissa and Mary have been struggling through the next cross road...they are waiting for clearance to be able to get “home” to sift through the ashes. With as much hope as can possibly be mustered, there is reality to face in the fact that heartbreak again will most likely be their fate...one save-able photo, Mary’s tin piggy bank, the steel end of Dad’s hammer...pieces of a lifetime each worth enough to sell your soul. Please, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
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Good day all! Jack and Melissa are working through their grief while trying to protect little Mary from all the sadness. Mom has arrived safely to help them. They would like to reach out to everyone supporting them, this is difficult given the demands of each day. Please continue to pray for them. Thank you all so very much!
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$17,759 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 164 people in 6 months
Created November 11, 2018
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on behalf of John McNassar
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