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Support Family - London Fire Victim

$29,483 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 163 people in 8 months
Created June 16, 2017

On Wednesday 14th June 2017 unexpected tragedy impacted my sister, nephew (age 5) and her husband.  By the grace of God they escaped a blazing fire unharmed.

Hi everybody. My name is Gashaw and this Gofundme is for my Sister, Turufat and her family (Abraham and Abem) who live in London England.

First of all I just want to thank God for giving me this opportunity to pledge on behalf of my sister and her family. There are many families that lost their loved once and many more still at a hospital. My prayer goes to them and their families.

My sweet sister Turufat and her family were met with tragedy in the early hours of Wednesday 14th June 2017.  A horrifying blaze started at Grenfell Tower in West London took her family place to live and lifetime possessions.

News link- click here to read (CNN)

It is a miracle, hats off to the London finest fire fighters who literally pulled my sister and her family out of an inferno.

Grenfell tower was their home. West London is everything to them. I started this gofund me to show her there are people out there in the world at their side.   My nephew age 5, witnessed one of the horrible tragedy in the history of London.

Please pledge to help them get back on their feet. I, on behalf of my sister and her family is appreciative of absolutely anything!

May God give them all the strength they need to get through this difficult time.

Thank you all so much.

Gashaw Yilma

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As I mentioned before, when I first started this campaign, I wanted to make sure Turufat (my sister) gets the maximum collected fund to go directly to her and her family.
Since Turufat Yilma Girma lives in England and the account was initiated here in US, Gofundme was not able to make her a direct beneficiary of this campaign. As a result, the family has decided to use a nonprofit organization in order to withdraw the money and wire it directly to Turufat. My intent is to make sure all collected fund (minus GofundMe administrative fee which is approximately 10%) to go to Turufat and her family.
The non-profit organization is called Village Solutions International and it is a civic service organization focusing on helping vulnerable people and taking them out of poverty. This is a registered nonprofit organization in US with 501C status that has been helping vulnerable people.
Once the money is placed in Village Solutions’ account, the organization will wire the money to the beneficiary Turufat Yilma Girma. We will provide a receipt showing the wired funds, all transactions and also a confirmation statement from Turufat and her family.
I hope this will show donors all their donation has been accounted for and reached its intended recipient.
Thank you,
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Your update should include:

1. How you are related to the parties you're raising funds for.

the gofundme is to raise money for my sister who lives in London England and right now has no place she call home, no documents, and unable to make sure her son my nephew has a normal life.
2. A clear statement that you will be withdrawing the funds and delivering them.

at this time i have not decided how the money is going to be withdrawn. My sister just lost her home due to fire in London. she doesn't have address and she is working to get proper documentation since she lost all her paper work.
3. Information on how and when you will deliver the funds. For your safety, GoFundMe discourages cash transactions, because cash cannot be accounted for should a dispute arise.

the money will be delivered when she gets all her government documentation this might take a month to two months. there wont be a cash transaction. She lives in London and She is a British citizen. either i will withdraw the money and send a bank check or she will withdraw the money directly in London in British pound.
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$29,483 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 163 people in 8 months
Created June 16, 2017
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