Mohamed's Fire Relief

$6,244 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 150 people in 12 months
Michael Gerstenmaier
on behalf of Shariff Hassan
 BURLINGTON, VT
My name is Michael Gerstenmaier and I am a third grade classroom teacher at the IAA. On Friday, April 8th a house fire tore through the home of one of my students. Although no one was injured the home, and everything in it, was destroyed. In total 13 residents were displaced. 
All donated funds will be used to help the Mohamed family transition into a new home, and purchuse clothing, bedding, cookware, and other necessities. I will withdraw and deposit all funds into my bank account and then transfer the money to Sharrif Hassan the father of the family in the form of a written check. Sharrif can then deposit the check into his bank account to use the funds at his familys discretion.  
Please donate as soon as possible and spread the word so that as a community we can begin to help this family rebuild. 
I will directly deposit any accured funds into my bank account where I will then give a check to the family. 
Thank you so much for any and all contributions large or small. 
Michael
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Update 4
Posted by Michael Gerstenmaier
11 months ago
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Hello everyone,
I wanted to inform you that the campaign has been put on hold temporarily. I am working with the staff at gofundme to arrange the necessary adjustments to begin withdrawing the funds. Thank you again for your support!
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Update 3
Posted by Michael Gerstenmaier
12 months ago
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Again thank you everyone who has supported this cause. The money we have generated has gone well beyond what I believed was possible. I met with the father of the family today, and he and his family are more than appreciative of your generosity.
They are currently looking for a new home, and have received many of the donations such as clothing, toys, and school supplies from our school today.
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Update 2
Posted by Michael Gerstenmaier
12 months ago
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We have accrued over $2,500!!! $1,000 of which came during the 8 hours I was at work. I changed the goal to 3,000. I really think we can make it, again please share this link!
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Update 1
Posted by Michael Gerstenmaier
12 months ago
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Wow! $1,586 already. This is amazing! We encourage everyone to share this link and continue to spread the word. We have received a myriad of donations from friends and families of the IAA community.
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$6,244 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 150 people in 12 months
Created April 10, 2016
Michael Gerstenmaier  
on behalf of Shariff Hassan
$50
Juliet Smith
12 months ago

I pray that you will be quickly housed and have what you need.

$25
Michael Havens
12 months ago

As a teacher at BHS, I like to help the community whenever I can. Thank you for setting up this gofundme account and good luck to the Mohameds forward.

$50
Prospero Gogo
12 months ago

From Henry Gogo (U10)

HR
$50
Harper Roof
12 months ago

From Harper: "I'm so sad your house burned down. I hope you get a new home soon".

JR
$50
Joan Robinson
12 months ago

We're thinking of you all and wishing you well.

GR
$25
Gail Rose
12 months ago

Thank you, Michael, for organizing this.

TB
$25
Thomas Buck
12 months ago

Really sorry to hear about the property loss....

SO
$25
sarah obrien
12 months ago

I hope you feel the love from you community and get back on your feet very soon.

$36
Sharon Panitch
12 months ago

We can also help with household goods/clothing. Please let us know what would be helpful!

KB
$50
Katelin Brewer-Colie
12 months ago

Let us know what else the family needs. Clothing (what ages/sizes)? Meals?

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