CZU Fire Support

Here is a list of some Pacific School Families that have online fundraisers to help in their time of need. (updated September 11, 2020)

Help Amy and Ava

Amy and Ava lost their home in the CZU fire. Ava is a 3rd grader and Amy works with Ms. Hettenhausen, who is organizing this GoFundMe site for them.

Help Farm Workers of Swanton Berry Farm

As the CZU Lightning Complex Fires went through the central California coast, it devastated the area surrounding Swanton Berry Farm. This farm has been an iconic location of the California coast from it being the first unionized organic strawberry farm, to offering u-picks for delicious strawberries, and being leaders in the farming world for workers rights. As many of the farm workers have lost homes or been displaced during this horrific fire we’re hoping to raise money to help support them through this heart breaking time.

Hudson D’amore CZU Lightning Fire Recovery Fund

Over the course of this week, my family’s home of 15 years burned down in the CZU Lightning Complex fire in Boony Doon, California. It was a home that my family had built on our relatives land, that my younger sister was born at and that my family had lived at ever since August 3rd 2005. The fire came as a surprise, and my family did not have insurance for our house or our belongings. Because of the fire, my family really is having to start from scratch and would appreciate any help that you can spare. Please, if you can, help my family and not let this tragic incident bring their lives to a halt. 

Van Hecke Family Fire Recovery

We are the Van Hecke family and yesterday our home burned to the ground due to the California wildfires. We are devastated. We just found out that we will not be able to rebuild because of the fact that we were only partial owners. Costs of rent are also not covered.We have lost everything & would appreciate any support that we can get.

Help the Van Hecke family. Both girls attended the IS for many, many years at Pacific.

Help Gina & Garner Rebuild their home

During this last week, as the CZU August Lightning Complex fire raged through the Santa Cruz Mountains, Gina and Garner were one of the many that lost their home. They have been cultivating this land, stewarding it and bringing it so much life, life that the land instilled back into them, and quite literally fueled their hearts and greatest passion. Gardner and my mom have been putting their whole heart into this land since he bought it several years ago and together, they’ve continued to make it an incredibly special place, a total sanctuary in their care – home. They were surrounded by lush fruit trees, abundant food, a healthy and diverse wilderness, and fertile ground.

Help Gardner & Gina rebuild their home.

Fundraiser For Terra Barsanti and Kyli Tanner

This fundraiser has ended. Fundraiser for Terra Ann Barsanti by Trent Shumard, Kyli Tanner and Tracy Helard-Shumard 

My Aunt and Godmother, Terra Barsanti and her son, Kyli Tanner, recently lost their home of over 45 years, to a massive wildfire this past weekend in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Unfortunately, due to the remote location of this property, off the grid, it was uninsurable. They have lost virtually everything, including a lifetime of memories. While they made it off the mountain safely along with their pets, it will likely cost in excess of $300,000 to rebuild what they spent a lifetime to create. Please donate as generously as your lifestyle allows you, but even the tiniest amount is greatly appreciated! They are in desperate need of any help available!! Thank you

Terra Brasanti is a retired Pacific School teacher that founded the IS program.