Care for Camden

Organized by: TheChive Maryland

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THE STORY:

We've all encountered hardship in our life, but not many of us would be prepared to suddenly be taking care of a newborn baby. Unfortunately that's the position Doug and his family find themselves in now. Tragedy struck this Hagerstown, MD, family hard. Dard, a volunteer firefighter and Doug's brother, took his own life recently. Sadly, his wife Katrina fell into despair and took hers as well leaving baby Camden into the care of his uncle. Our heads can barely wrap around a story like this let alone our hearts. We can't fathom what this must be like for Camden or his extended family, but we here at ChiveMaryland wanted to help in any way we  could when their story was told to us by a family friend and co-worker.

Please read the full story HERE!

We posted the story and the outpouring of support has been incredible thus far. We've had folks volunteering to send everything a baby would need from car seats to formula, so much so that we have a good problem - too much stuff! We were flooded with messages from all across Chive Nation asking how to donate money. Well we're starting this campaign with our new partners at Crowdrise so that the people who wish to donate monetarily may do so. We've been working with Doug, Camden's uncle and current caretaker, to see how best to use the donations. Some people think it should be used for general care, some say medical expenses, we floated the idea out to start a college tuition fund. Everything is moving very fast right now, but we will definitely update everyone as this comes together. Regardless, know that your donation will go to helping giving Camden a loving life that he deserves.

We thank you for donating and sharing this link with your family and friends, you're making a profound difference in this child's life.

$3,100

 

62% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

     

  • TheChive Maryland

    $10

  • A suicide survivor

    $25

  • Dan Scannell

    $50

  • Melody Faye

    $50

  • jazmin jo aka roshni j

    $100

  • Dani Nicole

    $10

  • Matthew Kislenger

    $10

  • Katrina Lynch

    $10

  • Lacie Graham

    $25

  • I don't know this little dude but I can still help. KCCO

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Steve Miller

    $100

  • Jess

    $25

  • Jason

    $25

  • Ann-Katrin Liu

    $100

  • Rox Noneya

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jon & Angie Backus

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Vikki

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Laura Rohrer

    $50

  • Sharon and Bobby Evans

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Wollstein Family

    $25

  • Candace Sparks

     

  • Dan S.

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Joshua Horne

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Melissa Bourne Habron

     

  • Tim and Beth Rowland

    $50

  • Schrader Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kenneth Berman

    $100

  • Jerri Day

    $25

  • Josiane Koski

    $25

  • Desiree

    $25

  • Tammy Shindle

    $50

  • Kim and Robert KCCO

    $10

  • Autumn

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jay Griff KCCO

    $40

  • Shonda

    $25

  • Candice

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Barb & Keith Sprecher

    $100

  • Donnie, Jessie, Bronson, and Carson Brown Falling Waters WV

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Katie coppola

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Suzanne J

    $25

  • Susan Spitalsky

    $50

  • Kim/Tim Bumgarner

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Janet Durbin

     

  • Sara

    $25

  • Sara

    $25

  • Erik Haivala

    $100

  • In memory of my son Samuel

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Karen and Gibby Winger

    $25

  • Ryan & Mel

     

  • Shannon Davis

    $10

  • Jason & Mara Smith

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Amy & Rob

    $25

  • Krug family

     

  • S.H.Mody

     

  • The Teach Family

     

  • Brian & April F.

    $25

  • Lauren Engelhardt

    $15

  • theBerry Hampton Roads, RVA Chivers and RAC Chivers

    $200

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TheChive Maryland

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62% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Lauren Engelhardt

Lauren Engelhardt

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Brian & April F.

Brian & April F.

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

The Teach Family

The Teach Family

3 years ago

S.H.Mody

S.H.Mody

Warmest wishes and blessing to all...here and elsewhere... 3 years ago

Krug family

Krug family

3 years ago

Amy & Rob

Amy & Rob

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

for John 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Jason & Mara Smith

Jason & Mara Smith

DONATION: $50

We are so terribly sorry for your loss. We hope that we can see both Dard and Katrina remembered at next year's Hagerstown AFSP walk in the fall. 3 years ago

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