Support for Gary Helming's Family

$101,291 of $110,000 goal

Raised by 722 people in 23 months
Created September 1, 2017
Gary Helming was a salt-of-the-earth guy. Soon after his twin boy and girl babies

 were born prematurely, I chatted with him at a Cub Scout event he was attending with his older son. I asked how the babies were, and his face lit up. “You want to see pictures?!” And with that he went on, gushing about how adorable they were, how strong his wife Andrea was, how great life was. At some point, he stopped and apologized, saying, “I’m sorry, I haven’t even asked how you’re doing! How are things?” I preferred to hear the proud papa continue about his sweet babies, and told him so. And just like that, his face lit up again, and more sweet baby stories were shared.

Gary passed away after a car accident on August 31.

His family, friends and all who knew him, are devastated.

He was a loving husband to Andrea and father to 9-year-old Riley and 9-month-old twins, Walker and Nalani. He was a 20+ year veteran firefighter with the US Forest Service, and was returning home from fighting the Railroad Fire near Yosemite National Park when he passed away.

The families of Riley’s friends and Cub Scout Pack 425 are working together to assist Andrea, Riley, and the twins with all we can do. We would like to invite you to share this GoFundMe page with others who knew the family and want to help.

For updates please visit the Facebook page Love and Support for the Family of Gary Helming . The family has asked that they be allowed to process their grief at this time and have elected a dear friend, Kathy Curtis

, to assist with organizing all that is needed.

However, don't be afraid to offer anything you can think of, be it babysitting, diapers, grocery runs, gardening, meal prep, housekeeping, etc, and we'll make sure the message gets to Andrea. It's hard to ask for help when so much is happening at once.

And thank you for considering a donation of any amount, the Helming Family is truly grateful.

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We wanted to give a 2018 update ❤️. Riley’s doing well in school...enjoying having ocean views from most of his classrooms and playground. The twins are doing Amazing, growing and growing keeping Andrea very busy crawling & almost...almost walking. Andrea has been very busy chasing the kids around, working and taking Riley to his Cub Scout events.

We’ve reached our financial goal for Andrea and the kids $100,000.00!!! This is absolutely breathtaking to say the least, Gary was loved and respected by so many people! We’ve had a few requests to raise the amount again so people can continue to support Andrea and the children ❤️ Truly ya’ll are Amazing!

We encourage you to leave messages, stories and photos for Andrea and the children to read... FB page “Love and Support for the Gary Helming Family”

Thanks again everybody! “Garys Cheerleaders”
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“And he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21:6-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬
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We've done it again! We've hit our goal of $65,000.00!! Let's keep up the Awesome work and hit $75,000.00
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The Helming Children's savings account has finally been created

Donors may now mail checks, money order, call etc.
Checks need to be payble to:
Andrea Helming
All donations can be mailed to:
US Bank
1230 E Grande Ave
Arroyo Grande, CA. 93420-2447
Phone donations:
Ask for Linda Silva
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Raised by 722 people in 23 months
Created September 1, 2017
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