Posted on October 30, 2013
A very thoughtful message from children's school. Please email [email protected]
with any items you would like to donate. The Rachos are also talking with their neighbor who's home is also uninhabitable, about what needs they have right now. We can not thank you all enough!
Please let me know if you have any further questions. [email protected]
Good morning -
The Racho family met with staff from both Prairieview and Frederick Schools this morning and they were touched by the overwhelming care and support our community has shown them. At this point they are still too early into the rebuilding process to identify exact needs. Mr. Racho, even said today is the first day they are going to address the next steps.
We have had a huge number of requests to take donations and while we don't want to turn anything down, the last thing we want to do is further stress out the family in need. They have set up an email account that they would like us to direct people to if they have items they would like to donate. This way, as their needs come up, they can reach out the appropriate people directly. Also there is a website that has been set up to collect monetary donations. I've included both of those links below. http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/hainesville-il-house-fire-racho-family-rebuild-fund/100123
We will send an email to the site above indicating what we have for the family and offers we have received from local businesses and churches etc... After that, we will let the family determine the next steps and continue to support them as they need it.
One last note, there is an Emil's fundraiser tonight to support the Racho family. Emil's will donate 10% of everything they sell tonight to help the rebuilding effort.