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Blackmon House Fire Fund

$17,605 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 180 people in 2 months
Created December 7, 2017
KC Mon
on behalf of Kelley Schlottmann
If you know anything about my parents you'd know that they are two of the most amazing people on this earth. As we all live life we know tragedy can strike at any time. This time has come for my parents and little brother. As the Thomas Fire rages in Ventura County California, it took a turn and headed for a beautiful little place my parents have been calling home for 4 years now. They were quickly  evacuated and had time to grab only the bare minimums. They had to leave behind my mom's car, brother's motor cycle, the house, all of thier belongings, clothes, memories, and in their rush my mom forgot to grab her purse with all identification and valuables. They were not allowed to turn around and get anything because of the police barricades and extremely fast moving fire. They returned the next morning to a pile of ashes. Everything was gone! We are blessed they had time to get their beautiful kitty and pup but they are now left homeless and heartbroken. My sisters and I wish so bad we could be there to help but I'm deployed and Molly is on the other side of the country. My parents and brother need to somehow start the rebuilding process. Due to the location of the house they were told they could not be covered for renters insurance, so everything is a total loss. My family would ask your monitary support so my parents and brother can start to purchase so many of the things they have lost. Anything helps. If you would rather send items or just good wishes that would totally help too. Contact any of us and we can arrange. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, gestures, and everything to come in the future. With all your love and support it can only go up from here. I love you Dad, Mom,  and Bowie.

My sister, Kelley Schlottmann, is the benificiary of the funds so there is less for my parents to worry about. My parents and brother are staying with her right now, so they can start making vital purchase as soon as possible. They are planning on starting shopping as soon as the money hits the account. They have already been visiting support sites in the Ventura area and recieved the basic supplies to get by for a few days.
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We’ve collected $16,505!!! This is outstanding. My brother has found a nice little vehicle vehicle, my parents are living their retirement dream at the lake in their beautiful River Canyon 5th Wheel, and they have started to accumulate all those small items that go for granted. There are some things we can’t get back. All of my baby pictures were burned, but all my siblings had their picture in a small storage unit that my parents were keeping. Bicycles gone, family heirlooms, and memories. They lost so much but the future is really look bright. It will all get better I know.

I’ll be home from deployment very soon and Samantha and I get to visit family in California. Very excited to finally get to help out. Thank you all again. Please share this link if you haven’t already. There is still work to be done. Thank you.
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Thinking of a Christmas gift you give me? Don't. Donate to my parents and brother instead. Help them get settled back down after thier house burned down.
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So much support coming our way. My parents are so thankful to everyone. They have purchased an amazing little retirement 5th wheel and are now looking for a suitable truck to pull it. Bowie is actively looking for a vehicle so he can start work again. Thank you all so much. Hoping for more donations to meet our goals
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My parents bought a beautiful 5th wheel with the money raised so far. They are planning on living the camping life at Lake Casitas Camp Ground. Only 4 miles from my mothers work and my dad is hoping to get a camp host postion. Perfect retirement job and would be outstanding. They still need a truck to pull the 5th wheel but have friends that can pull it to the lake for now. Bowie is looked at a new mode of transport to replace his motorcycle. He has not yet found what he is looking for. Thank you all again for helping them get back on their feet. More work to do and more to follow.

-Casey
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$17,605 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 180 people in 2 months
Created December 7, 2017
KC Mon
on behalf of Kelley Schlottmann
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