Help the Carlson's rebuild their lives!

For: The Carlson Family
Organizer: Charity Andersen
Help the Carlson's rebuild their lives! (The Carlson Family)
of $10,000 goal
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Raised by 23 donors
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The Story

As you may or may not know, Firefighters responded yesterday to a house fire along the 100 block of Sklar Street in the Avendale Village.

The Carlson Family lost everything, including their two kitties.  There is so much we can do to help them in their time of greatest need.

The family  believe their two cats may have escaped the blaze. Below is a very general description of both cats.

Cat #1
- Mixed breed
- Dark, tiger stripe
- Raccoon like tail

Cat #2
- Siamese cat
- Dark brown and light beige in color
- Blue eyes, white wiskers

If you are able, below is a list of their immediate needs. 

Cash Donations (by using this website)

New Clothing 
- Teenage girl (Size 1 pants and Small shirts)
- Younger girl (Size 7 pants, Small shirts, and Size 4 shoes) - Tween boy (Size 16 pants, Small Men’s shirts, and Size 7 shoes)
- Mom (Medium pants, Medium shirts, and Size 7 shoes)
- Dad (38x30 length pants, Extra Large shirts, and Size 12 shoes) 

New hygiene items: toothbrushes, tooth paste, shampoo/conditioner, lotion, etc. 

New backpacks and school supplies for the kids / Books, games, puzzles, etc. 

New Laundry items: basket, detergent, iron, ironing board, spray bottle, hangers, etc. 

New Food serving items: dishes, bowls, serving bowls, utensils, glasses, cups, salt and pepper, sugar, place mats, napkins, etc. 

New house hold items: Toilet paper, paper towels, towels, washcloths, etc. 

Snacks: bottled water, granola bars, easy macaroni, goldfish, etc.  

Gift cards to grocery stores: Pavillions, Albertsons, Trader Joes, CostCo, etc. 

Gift cards for meals/restaurants and gas cards 

Please email me for drop off and pick up details [email protected]

The Carlson Family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support and thanks you in advance from the bottom of their hearts! 

Jennifer Powers LARMAC Neighborhood Representative Avendale/Astoria II [email protected]

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”  ―

For updates on the family, we will be building a caringbridge website that everyone can access.

The Carlsons are very dear friends of our family. Our children play together, we spend time together and I personally want to do anything I can to help. Please call or text me with any questions.

Charity Andersen

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 1, 2014

Posted on April 1, 2014

Christy Carlson and I have been talking daily. Between all the monetary donations, the gift cards, the clothes, the kitchen items, the food, etc.,she said this community and outreach of friends and friends of friends is the only thing that is getting them by.  She sends warmest wishes and thank you's from the bottom of her heart.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

Posted on March 31, 2014

Posted on March 31, 2014

I have to say that I personally will never be leaving Ladera Ranch. Of all the places I have lived, I have never seen a community come together like this one!  Although this is a horrible tragedy for the Carlson's, it has also been a blessing. Blessings for new friends and the joy of seeing how truly giving and supportive human beings can be!  I am so happy to be a part of rebuilding their lives.
-Charity Andersen

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