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Help the Gautam Family Rebuild

Organized by: Pamela Farkas

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THE STORY:

UPDATE: JANUARY 2016  REBUILDING HAS STARTED!  Ram and family are happy to report that they have finally been able to start rebuilding.  They were able to save the foundation and will rebuild a much stronger house on top of it. Thank you to everyone for your support! 

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2015:  Thanks to your generosity, Ram and his family have moved into a small apartment.  The children have started school again.  Due to the fuel shortages in Nepal, Ram has not been able to start tearing down his house or rebuilding as of yet.  He and his family send heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped.

JULY 2015  Like families all over Nepal, our friend Ram Gautam, his wife Srijana, and their children Jennifer (8) and Jenish (5) lost everything in the earthquakes that struck on April 25th and May 12th of this year. While they survived, their home - a home for which Ram had worked and saved his entire life - was destroyed. The house is no longer safe to live in or even to enter. Everything inside - cups, clothes, furniture, plates, books - has been broken or damaged beyond repair.  They are now living under a tarp on the roadside in conditions that are making Srijana and children ill, and the monsoons are looming. They have no way to prepare meals and the price of food has skyrocketed. Access to water, electricity, and internet is difficult and sporadic. The families for which Ram was working have all left Nepal; with luck, he will find another job - but to save up for another house would take decades. Ram and his family need help to clear the rubble and debris, construct a new foundation, and build anew.

The scale of the disaster in Nepal is staggering. Nearly 9,000 people lost their lives, and over half a million families lost their homes. It is difficult, faced with such massive tragedy, to know how to help. Making a difference in the life of one family is a good place to start. Please join us in the effort to help our friends Ram, Srijana, Jennifer and Jenish to rebuild their lives.

 

$13,725

 

69% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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  • Melissa Stedman/Scott Fox

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jay and Gladie Stedman

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Pattaraporn Salirathavibhaga

    $200

  • Wendy Banbury

    $40

  • Spear Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Arnolds

    $50

  • The Ratner Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Linda and Keith Erickson

    $50

  • Sawyer Banbury

    $20

  • Robert Nowak and David Bergman

    $100

  • Ron and Ruth Lehrach

    $50

  • Tim and Julie Anne Higham

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Joanna Jones

    $100

  • Paul B

    $100

  • Carole and Jeff Steketee

    $200

  • Lottie and Luke Southorn

    $500

  • Thwaites family

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Ginny & Glenn

    $100

  • Tim & Barbara Jones

    $200

  • Sara Banbury

    $20

  • Jo Keach

    $100

  • Pat and Dave Callahan

     

  • Amanda, Anne, Lisa and Rachael

    $60

  • Cindy Jones

    $100

  • anonymous

    $4,500

  • Anonymous

    $4,500

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Organized by

Pamela Farkas

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $13,725 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Pamela Farkas

Amount Raised

$9,300

 

47% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Tim Higham

Amount Raised

$2,900

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Jay Stedman

Amount Raised

$470

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James Banbury

Amount Raised

$325

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Frances Hochschild

Amount Raised

$250

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Nik Farkas

Amount Raised

$150

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Wendy Banbury

Amount Raised

$140

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Missy Stedman

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $4,500

2 years ago

anonymous

anonymous

DONATION: $4,500

2 years ago

Cindy Jones

Cindy Jones

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Amanda, Anne, Lisa and Rachael

Amanda, Anne, Lisa and Rachael

DONATION: $60

Ram best wishes to you and your family 3 years ago

Pat and Dave Callahan

Pat and Dave Callahan

3 years ago

Jo Keach

Jo Keach

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Sara Banbury

Sara Banbury

DONATION: $20

I have so many amazing memories of you as a part of my family from all the years in Thailand. My thoughts are with you and your family. 3 years ago

Tim & Barbara Jones

Tim & Barbara Jones

DONATION: $200

I always remember you Ram when I cook steak - you showed me the best way. Blessings & love to you & your family. 3 years ago

Ginny & Glenn

Ginny & Glenn

DONATION: $100

Thinking of you Ram 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

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