Tejeda Family Fire Fund

$2,835 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 38 months
Laurie Grobman
on behalf of Yocasty Tejeda
 READING, PA
Please donate to the fund to help 8- or 9-year old Cristal Tejeda and her mom and dad who lost their home and all their possessions in a fire on approximately December 9, 2015. They do not have renter's insurance of any kind.

At present, Cristal is staying with a family friend and her parents are staying elsewhere.  I know Cristal very well from the Olivet Boys & Girls Club; she is sweet, loving, smart, and beautiful. I saw her Friday, and she wasn't the same happy, smiling girl I've known but rather a  girl who escaped her house in the middle of the night because of fire.  She is scared, and she is not living with her parents because they lost their home.

The family  needs money for clothing, food,  other necessities, and a new apartment to rent. Once they get a new apartment they will need household goods. 

Thank you for considering this little girl and family when there is so much need in our communities.
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To friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors from all over: We are only $190 below the $3000 mark. Please consider a donation to the Tejeda family before Christmas day! With love to you all, Laurie
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Thank you friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors from all over ! We are nearing the $3000 mark, and of course, let's go higher if possible!

Remember, the family lost everything they owned in the fire and there is no insurance.

The family is deeply grateful for the support. I saw Cristal again yesterday, and she seems to be doing well, basking in the love that has been shown to her family!

Thank you, thank you!
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What a day it was yesterday! Your generosity has raised the total to $2410 for the Tejeda family to rebuild their lives. And look at Cristal playing and smiling! Her parents say she is more like herself and less shaken and fragile than in the past week. They are in a comfortable home and have received tons and tons of support, from clothing to toys to money. At 9 years old, Cristal may not understand the economics but she surely feels the love. Thank you!

If you haven't donated to the Tejeda Family Fire Fund, there's still time. It'd be great to get to $3000!
Cristal playing at the Olivet Xmas party
Cristal playing at the Olivet Xmas party
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Thanks to your generosity, we have raised $1690 as of this morning. I will see the Tejedas today at the Olivet Clinton Street Holiday party and cannot wait to share this news with them! But that's eight hours from now, and let's see if the total can go higher. The family has expressed gratitude and appreciation for all the donations of good and money they're received and will receive. They understand that it is through sheer kindness and compassion that people they do not know are supporting them as they move forward with their lives. Thank you.
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$2,835 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 38 months
Created December 13, 2015
Laurie Grobman
on behalf of Yocasty Tejeda
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Anne Stark
38 months ago

So sorry to see this but very moved by the beautiful heart of my old, dear friend Laurie. Thank you for the opportunity to give.

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38 months ago
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