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GoFundMe for my parents who lost everything in the Camp Fire

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:41 am
by Uncle Jesse
Hiya,

SCD was kind enough to post this in the thread many of you have read, but I'm going to post it to a wider audience.

As many of you know, my parents lost everything in the camp fire in Paradise, CA. We've started a fundraiser for our family... sort of. Actually, we are raising money to buy Christmas gifts for the kids on "The Ridge" who lost everything, So check it out if you are so inclined. I am going to purchase gift cards and my mom will hand them out personally.

https://www.gofundme.com/gifts-for-camp ... ld-victims

Re: GoFundMe for my parents who lost everything in the Camp

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:15 am
by Honest_Liberty
Can I mail some thomas the train Trackmaster sets? Everything is there they just don't have the box. I have two really fun ones a young kid would enjoy. My son loves them but this will be a good teaching opportunity and I haven't done charity in a long time.

Re: GoFundMe for my parents who lost everything in the Camp

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:19 am
by Uncle Jesse
Honest_Liberty wrote:Can I mail some thomas the train Trackmaster sets? Everything is there they just don't have the box. I have two really fun ones a young kid would enjoy. My son loves them but this will be a good teaching opportunity and I haven't done charity in a long time.

Sent you a pm!

Re: GoFundMe for my parents who lost everything in the Camp

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:39 pm
by Uncle Jesse
Thanks so much to all of you who have contributed. I've done my best to send personal thanks via gofundme, but here is a public THANK YOU from me and from my family.

We just don't have the words to express our gratitude for helping us bring some joy to the kids on the Ridge this Christmas and holiday season.

Re: GoFundMe for my parents who lost everything in the Camp

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:32 pm
by BlackStrap
How much did you raise U Jesse?

Re: GoFundMe for my parents who lost everything in the Camp

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:09 am
by jedneck
Uncle Jesse
Is there any sort of community xmas dinner? If so i have a home cured ham i would be able to send to help out.

Re: GoFundMe for my parents who lost everything in the Camp

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:41 pm
by Uncle Jesse
Ok folks, I don't know about the dinner idea for the ham, but I'll ask my mom. She is well connected up there.

After fees we raised $2,308.00 and some change! Tonight I went to Target and purchased 92 gift cards at $25.00 each.

Mom and my cousin are making gift bags, and we will put a card into each bag. Then mom and I are going to the Butte County Fairground and we will pass these out to kids who have lost it all. I can't really express how much it means to my family to be able to put some smiles on the faces of kids who lost everything. We like the gift card idea because it will make the trip to Target a bit of a family outing as well. Mom knows several families with more than one kid and the stories are just heartbreaking.

Thanks again to all of you who supported us. It means a lot, in ways I can't really express.

Re: GoFundMe for my parents who lost everything in the Camp Fire

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:14 pm
by nikdanger
hey uncle jesse, I just signed up and saw this post. thank you so much for this-- I am from Magalia (above paradise) on the fire line. everything across the street from me and westward is gone. I hope your parents are okay and rebuilding is going well if that's what they chose to do. distilling content: I had distilled some rum the day before the fire and hadn't cleaned up afterwards. it was 6 weeks before they let us back in the house.... lol

Re: GoFundMe for my parents who lost everything in the Camp Fire

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:44 pm
by Uncle Jesse
nikdanger wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:14 pm
hey uncle jesse, I just signed up and saw this post. thank you so much for this-- I am from Magalia (above paradise) on the fire line. everything across the street from me and westward is gone. I hope your parents are okay and rebuilding is going well if that's what they chose to do. distilling content: I had distilled some rum the day before the fire and hadn't cleaned up afterwards. it was 6 weeks before they let us back in the house.... lol
I lived in Magalia for years. Moved out in 2009 or so. I've seen the devastation and it's horrible.

My parents chose not to rebuild. They are too elderly for it. They were way up near the top of Pentz.