Below is our initial story and plead for assistance for this family. We are still taking donations, and up to date we’ve collected $1715 for them, thanks to generous friends and kind hearted strangers! WE ARE SMALL BUT MIGHTY! Thanks to all who’ve helped with dollars and prayers. November 29, 2018
Nov 11, 2018 …. Our California Wildfires have destroyed yet another family home of dear Treehouse supporters. In the little Northern CA town of Paradise, it was last night the Lindsay family discovered, at KOA base camp, that their home, camper trailer and car were all lost in the fires. Steve and Teri Lindsay, along with their 3 children, had just moved into the home and in process of securing insurance (which is a difficult task now in Nor Cal fire zones). The policy was not yet in effect – THEY HAVE NO INSURANCE COVERAGE to pay for their temp living arrangements, personal items or to rebuild what they have lost.
What makes this even more devastating are the losses suffered with their disabled daughter – Megan’s life depends on her medical supplies and Cpac machine and has mobility only with her electric wheel chair. Thank goodness Megan’s sweet service dog, Giata, survived & is able to comfort her during this time.
For over 13 years, the Lindsay’s have come to the aid of Tony’s Treehouse, helping with fundraisers, using Megan’s wheelchair van to transport donations, giving time and money to help our cause. Let’s do what we can to show them that they are not alone, people care and will answer our call for help in the face of tragedy. ANY size donation will help.
Tax deductible contributions can be made through this website or you can mail a check to the address below, please reference the Lindsay Family Fund. Time is of the essence. The family and I are grateful for your support.
This month, we are rallying support for Laguna’s Hunger & Homelessness Awareness, and our Food Drive is in full swing to support community efforts.
Our volunteers have already dropped off 5 large boxes full with a wide variety of Oatmeal, granola bars, pancake mix, canned items, rice and many more non perishable goodies…. Read below about the Pantry, It’s Mission & It’s Need ~
Anne Belyea, Executive Director with Pantry Volunteers
A little bit about our Local Food Pantry :
Here are their Values:
Our grassroots charity is working to raise $525 for RJ’s Summer Day Camp. We’re offering a package of 8 donated tickets to the Pageant of the Masters show on July 30, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. Seats are together in the upper Directors Tier, Side BB 64 – 78 at the Irvine Bowl in Laguna Beach. We are seeking a generous individual, corporation, or organization to buy all 8 tickets for $400. See pics below ~
100% of this purchase will to go toward funding RJ’s Summer Day Camp fees at Harbor Cities Boys & Girls Club ($525 for 7 weeks). He will be able to attend as many weeks as we can pay for, so any additional donations are welcome.
A little about RJ…
At age 8, RJ is a bright, artistic, loving child, the oldest of his family’s three boys. As the eldest and a responsible little soul, he often assumes the role of “helper” with his two little brothers, ages 1 and 3. His family recently moved from Compton to more family-friendly housing in the Long Beach area. Dad works full time at LAX as a baggage handler. Mom earns money by styling hair. They’ve been together nearly 10 years and have faced their share of heartaches. Four years ago, their second child, three-month-old Brycen, died suddenly from SIDS. Our Treehouse family pulled resources together and collected funds to pay for little Brycen’s grave marker. It’s been a difficult path for them, but the family pulled together through the tragedy and hardship.
Tony’s Treehouse would love to help RJ have a fun-filled summer and send him to camp – he’s never been! Can you help us give RJ a slice of carefree summertime in the wholesome Boys & Girls Club atmosphere where he can play outdoors, make new friends, and connect with caring adults and mentors. Join the Treehouse to make a difference, one child at a time.
Another marvelous Season of Giving ~ brought to you by a loving community who rallied to provide dozens of gifts, all shapes and sizes to over 22 adults and children. Below are just a few highlights of the wrapping, delivering, and celebration of an outstanding Holiday Event for Tony’s Treehouse. Much gratitude to our donors who contributed time, energy and funds. A special Shout Out to Shaena Stabler and Team StuNewsLaguna, who continue to publish articles supporting local charities, raising awareness and Spreading the Love! MANY THANKS TO ALL who participated this year!
We’ve extended our sign-up date through Dec 14, 2017. Or if you wish to donate online, any size gift, prior to Dec 23, will help supply Holiday presents for one of our deserving families. Thank you!