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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:06 PM

This is my mom and sister's go fund me from the Berry Creek Fire

They've lost everything and have no insurance. If anyone can help, literally anything is appreciated. ❤️


On Tuesday September, 8 we woke up and went to Berry Creek Elementary, where we have both worked for over. 25 years. We had no idea this was the last time we would see our beloved little mountain school standing. By the time we had been there an hour, the ash was already beginning to fall.

A few hours later, when we went to our home around the corner, the sky was an angry orange color that I will never forget, and the ash was falling fast, covering our deck in large flakes. With the sky getting darker and darker, we decided to pack up our animals and leave for the night, even though we weren't under an evacuation warning. We thought we were acting out of an abundance of caution. We had no idea this would be the last time we saw our home of 30+ years. It is hard to even write this. We need all the help we can get, but I've put off making this gofundme, because I didn't want to re-live it.

I watched social media in horror that night, seeing reports of my entire home town burning to the ground. In a matter of hours, we and everyone in Berry Creek, Ca had their worlds turned upside down and reduced to ashes.

Mom and I are undoubtedly fortunate that we made it out alive, when not everyone was able to that night. But we were left homeless and with nothing but few clothes we packed that night. Any little bit that you could spare will help us start our lives over.



https://www.gofundme.com/f/please-help-christine-and-joannie?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

Here's where I spoke of this the night of the fire.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214044594

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Reply This is my mom and sister's go fund me from the Berry Creek Fire (Original post)
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tblue37 Sep 19 #1
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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:13 PM

1. My donation is small, but I will donate again when I get my SS and my pension checks

for this month.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:15 PM

2. My love and thanks to you! ❤️

We're in truly a bad position.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:28 PM

34. i will donate tomorrow. hubby needs to give me my monthly ALLOWANCE. May i have a quarter daddy?

i will share your fund me on FB and Twitter too.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:26 PM

3. Keep this kicked. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:35 PM

5. Thank you!

We're all so devastated and scared here.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:32 PM

4. Done. Best wishes to your mom and sis

KnR

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:39 PM

7. Thank you so much! ❤️

We truly, deeply appreciate the kindness. It's a mess right now. In the video of their home it's nothing. Nothing but ashes. The pic above a screen cap of their home. 😭

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Response to herding cats (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:44 PM

9. I was watching all the fires, live

I could have easily been in the same predicament (from Walbridge fire, which came within a few miles from me), so my heart goes out to your mom. I hope she can recover somewhat; she's lucky to have such a supportive daughter.

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:20 AM

14. I was watching the fires, too.

Just like I always do, because I knew how devastating they are to people. Now I know that in a too intimate way.

They're safe and sound right now, which is more than others. I'm deeply happy to have her physically whole. ❤️

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:36 PM

6. My heart goes out to your mom and sister, herding cats.

I sent a little. Will try to do more.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:41 PM

8. My love to you, she. ❤️

Thank you. I still cannot believe this happened. Mom mom has nothing but one medium suitcase of things left to her name.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:51 PM

10. I watched the images on TV.

I asked myself, how does anyone recover from that?

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:23 AM

15. I'll keep you posted.

I'm not sure either right now. I just know we have to recover somehow.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:32 AM

17. Please do.

I have family out there though this go around they are not in fire zones.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:37 AM

18. Thank goodness you're loved ones are spared right now!

This fire season has been been so intense, and so brutal on far too many lives. I don't know what's going to become of California in the future. It tears my heart into pieces watching all this take place.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:04 PM

11. done...

k&r

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Response to hwmnbn (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:23 AM

16. My heartfelt thanks to you! ❤️

It is truly appreciated.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:27 PM

12. kick

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:57 PM

13. kick

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 02:04 AM

19. Kicking so I can come back in the morning when I'm wide awake.

Cannot imagine what they are going through and I would like to help in some small way.

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:03 AM

49. My thanks to you.

They're so traumatized. My powerhouse of a mom is traumatized and fragile.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 02:57 AM

20. Sending warm vibes and best wishes to your Mom and Sister, HC.

May they have a speedy recovery of their lives in a new home soon. Sending a little their way and just regret we can't do more right now.

Only regret that we couldn't GoFundMe a good steady rain for California over a month ago.


Big DU hugs to you and your family.....

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #20)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:07 AM

52. My deepest thanks to you.

Truly, any bit is a blessing. My love and thanks to you for both your kind words and for your help. We're so overwhelmed but I'm trying to be the rock and hold it all together.

California is in such dire straits, I worry for my home states future.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #52)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 03:05 AM

64. We share your concern and worry for the entire west coast.

Please let us know of any charities that will concentrate on wild fire relief for the West.

I'm so glad you're there for them as their anchor as a base of support. Take good care of yourself, too.


KY.........

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:14 AM

21. Done. K&R

It's devastating to lose a lot of treasured household items (BT,DT) much less your whole home & belongings. 😩

Glad she saved her critters. And I hope her fund surpasses the goal.



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Response to Duppers (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:48 AM

22. Thank you! ❤️

It's very appreciated!!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:47 PM

23. I just donated, Cat.. & put it on my Twitter feed..

I hope your mom & sister go above & beyond their goal!

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Response to Cha (Reply #23)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:08 AM

53. My thanks, and my love to you.

You are a true friend. ❤️

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Response to herding cats (Reply #53)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 02:26 AM

63. So are you, True Blue!💙

❤️❤️

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:05 PM

24. ❤️❤️❤️

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:44 PM

25. Kick for Cat's Family!❤️

❤️

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:53 PM

26. K&R

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:57 PM

27. I just saw this and donated. I'm so sorry, I hope it helps.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #27)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:10 AM

54. It helped!

Everything helps! My deepest thanks and appreciation to you, kind friend. ❤️

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:59 PM

28. K&R

Hang in there...

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Response to stillcool (Reply #28)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:11 AM

55. Thank you.

I'm trying to keep them focused on the good. That's all we can do.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:01 PM

29. Kick

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #29)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:18 AM

57. Thank you. ❤️

We appreciate it greatly. ❤️

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:05 PM

30. Done. Wish it could be more.

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Response to Croney (Reply #30)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:21 AM

58. My deepest appreciation. ❤️

Truly, we appreciate everyone's kindness and generosity. When you're 74 and starting over with pretty much nothing, every bit adds up.

Thank you. ❤️

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:09 PM

31. I donated

wishing you the best

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Response to Skittles (Reply #31)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:26 AM

59. My thanks, kind friend. ❤️

My love and my thanks to you! I truly appreciate your kindness.

❤️

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Response to Skittles (Reply #31)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 05:05 PM

75. K & R

hoping for more donations for one of our own

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:17 PM

32. Done.

Keeping your family close to my heart and praying for strength during this awful time for you.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #32)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:27 AM

60. Aww, my sweet, gentle friend.

I deeply appreciate you and your kindness. My thanks to you. ❤️

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:19 PM

33. Kick

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:46 PM

35. Kick. I just donated a bit more. Now we're just $7.00 short of a thousand. Anyone?

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #35)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:58 PM

36. Done.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:00 PM

37. Kicking for visibility!

I'm so sorry. Best wishes to your sis and mom.



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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:06 PM

38. K&R!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:08 PM

39. I'm so sorry about your loss. My donation is small - sorry - kinda broke.

But my heart really goes out to you. Losing everything in a fire is horrible. Thank God you made it out.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #39)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:06 AM

51. every "small" bit helps!



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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:23 PM

40. K&R

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:35 PM

41. I'm so sorry!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:39 PM

42. We had two enormous fires in 2003 and 2007

in San Diego. School was closed for a week each time (that had never happened before). Both occurred the last week of Oct too. Teachers lost their homes yet they rebuilt. Another friend lost all his animals and home in a fire a few years earlier. I have had my evac stuff ready and definitely insurance! My friend's shoes melted while walking looking for stuff in the ruins. Nothing was left. I understand what you are going through. I got a local "go fund me" started at my school.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:18 PM

43. KICK!!

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:44 PM

44. Done.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:07 PM

45. K&R

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:59 PM

46. Done

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 10:24 PM

47. Done.

I send hope and strength to your mom and sister. I made a small contribution.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

48. Kick for visibility. nt

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:04 AM

50. K & R for the night shift folks!

herding cats is a valued DUer; please donate if you can!

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:18 AM

56. K&R. nt

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 01:46 AM

61. Kick nt

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #61)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 01:59 AM

62. TY!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 03:08 AM

65. Done.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:07 AM

66. I am so sorry for the loss of your family

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 02:18 PM

67. Kick. Just $5 short of $2000. nt

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 03:22 PM

68. Just sent a little help your way.

I am so sorry for what you and your family are going through.

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 06:17 PM

69. K & R

yes indeed

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Tue Sep 22, 2020, 08:04 AM

70. Kick for visibility. nt

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Wed Sep 23, 2020, 11:13 AM

71. Kick for visibility. nt

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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 01:15 AM

72. Kick.

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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 10:31 PM

73. Kick.

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Sun Sep 27, 2020, 09:10 AM

74. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 01:20 PM

76. Unfortunately the GoFundMe has been stalled at the same number for several days.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #76)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 12:04 AM

77. Thanks for all your help with this. Mom is in the ICU in temple for a brain bleed.

She had a fall a few days in. We thought at first it was a mini stroke, but apparently she had an aneurysm which slow leaked. Maybe the fall she had led to the aneurysm? We don't know for sure. Her BP was 195/62, enough to cause the aneurysm if it was a weak artery in her brain.

She's in the best of hands and hopefully will be home soon. Maybe even as soon as tomorrow now! She's spunky and extremely responsive. I've just been really, really busy the past several days.

I appreciate and thank you for your kindness. ❤️

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Response to herding cats (Reply #77)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 12:17 AM

78. Oh, gosh. I hope she gets well soon. Life has just piled on her, hasn't it? Keep us posted on

how she is doing.

Oh, and send her our best wishes!

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #78)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 12:27 AM

79. She's doing much better!

Depending on her latest MRI tonight she may even get to come home to me tomorrow!! I didn't update with the bad news, I waited until it was positive. She's speaking much better and perky again. We think (my siblings and I) she sounds like mom again.

Yes, it's been tough On her, but she's 74 and the stress was definitely a factor. She's always been fiercely independent, which makes this entire new process very difficult for her.

Her little dog misses her so desperately. I keep sending and showing her videos of Peanut in an attempt to make her get better.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #78)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:57 PM

80. She's back home with me tonight.

My love to you for your caring. ❤️

We'll weather this storm eventually. We're strong and we're survivors. We've got this. It'll just take some time.

You're a truly kind heart. I'll never forget your kindness.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #80)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:02 AM

81. Oh, I am so glad she's back with you!

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Sat Oct 3, 2020, 12:09 AM

82. Kick.

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Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:10 PM

83. Kick.

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Sun Oct 4, 2020, 10:30 PM

84. Kick.

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