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Jan Geren is a Care2 member who is devoted to helping animals. On March 21st her house burned to the ground, she has lost her precious rabbits and only has the clothes on her back. Please help a fellow member.

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Alison A (244)
Friday March 22, 2013, 7:18 am
****THIS IS JANET'S FB MESSAGE this morning 3/22/13:(****

Our place burned down. We lost everything. We lost all of our babies, everyone is gone, I have never been so devastated. My heart is broken. The firemen had star and rosie together, opus and bernie and they found Zach. I just saw their precious, lifeless bodies. I am so broken right now. This doesn't seem real to me, like a dream. I am using a neighbors computer so I will be gone for awhile, my heart is so broken. I adore my babies, We only have the clothes on our backs and or car. The most important to me is my babies, I don't even care about our place. Everything collapsed (the roof). We just spent almost our last cent getting a kennel for Waya and now how will I rescue her.

*****PAYPAL INFO IS*****

Cher C (1430)
Friday March 22, 2013, 7:22 am

My heart goes out to you at this time hun!

I wish I could help!!


FulviaAway M (314)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:20 am
But what's going on? I can't believe it! We got another care2 member, Lenicka R., who experienced the same in Netherland! I'm doing a small donation, Jan! My heart goes to you! Brightest blessings!
Thank you Alison for posting!

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:39 am
I gave $25.00 & I will share this.

Bettina Galo (70)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:42 am
Hello, how much pain. I deeply hope to rebuild their home. I know not what they have lost is never recovered, but much of it still remains in their hearts, unable to work because of my financial situation, I uploaded it to Twitter to disseminate them. Greetings from Uruguay, South America.

Alison A (244)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:44 am
Thank you both for your well wishes, I am sure that Jan will appreciate them.

Jan is such a special person, many injured animals seem to find their way to Jan. She has nursed so many back to health and released them back into the wild. She loved her rabbits with so much passion, they were rescued and some had health issues which Jan tended to and gave them all the care that they needed.

Last month a very frightened dog started to appear near her home and she has been feeding her everyday, trying to get closer each time so she can rescue her, she had just bought her a kennel.

She helped me a few years ago with valuable advice for my sick rabbit. It is now my turn to help Jan.

So I ask you all to please share her plea, you may not be able to help financially, but the people you send it to might.


Alison A (244)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:51 am
That is wonderful Ginger, thank you for both your donation and for passing Jan's plea along.

Thank you Bettina for posting on Twitter, you are right, we can never get back what Jan has lost, I know Jan has her faith and her memories, I hope this will help see her through.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:00 am

How heartbreaking! Jan is on my friends list; and I will go to the site immediately to see what I can do.

Thank you for caring enough to post this, Alison.


Shirley B (5)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:15 am
Thank you, Alison for posting and for the donation info. My heart and prayers go out to them at this unimaginable, heartbreaking time.

Phyllis P (237)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:49 am
I can't give until March 29th, but I sure will. She is a friend of mine. I am so sorry this happened.

Catherine Turley (192)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:07 am
i don't have much to give right now, but i believe in supporting all active care2 animal lovers. thanks for posting, alison. will donate and share.

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:13 am
This is very sad news, I am very sorry for your losses and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Shared with all of my care2 friends.

Alison A (244)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:19 am
Thank you everyone for your donations, your prayers and for sharing. Jan is offline at the moment for obvious reasons, but when she sees how much support she has received it will hopefully shed a glimmer of light on such a dark time in her and her families lives.

Please keep praying and sharing. There is no such thing as a small donation, every donation that comes from the heart is a BIG donation and greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

. (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:25 am
how sad, shared to my friends
thank you Alison & Fulvia for the fw

Diane B (275)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:32 am
thanks Alison for posting this sad news I shared it as much as I can,

Karen Avery (118)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:34 am
How awful, so sorry you've lost your babies! I'm currently trying to donate $30.00 though the link given!!

Sara P (57)
Friday March 22, 2013, 11:02 am
Terrible terrible terrible news, I'm so sorry to hear this, I will share it with all my contacts hoping that this will serve. I'm really sad also to hear that Janet lost all her babies, this is broke my heart......

Alison A (244)
Friday March 22, 2013, 11:11 am

I am sorry, but it will be hard for me to answer all of you amazing and wonderful people here. My heart is sooo broken, especially for my babies, we have to go bury them now, I have never felt so hurt and can't stop the tears, I am speechless at the outpouring of love here. I love you all so much too for your caring and for your precious love that's a light in this very dark day ♥ please pray that I can be strong today.

. (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 11:12 am
I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. Will do what I can.Thanks Alison and Elizabeth for the fwd

Carol H (229)
Friday March 22, 2013, 11:16 am
very sorry to hear, so sad!!! shared

divergent revolution (309)
Friday March 22, 2013, 11:22 am
This week has been one tragedy after another.
I cannot believe how many people are suffering right now.
Mind-blown. ..will help, there is a list building.
What a shame, good people, bad times.Always bothers me...thanks so much Toni.Jan when you finally read this, Please take care of your health through these've got good friends.

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Friday March 22, 2013, 11:40 am
I'm so sorry :( Shared on FB and tweeted.

ilja c (48)
Friday March 22, 2013, 11:41 am
"Total amount billed $5.35". i gave only 5 usd, 5 minutes ago.If 10000 people could do the same.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Friday March 22, 2013, 11:52 am
GOAL: $25,000.00
Raised: $1,842

It was only at $400 and something this morning. It's climbing real well so far.

Julie E (405)
Friday March 22, 2013, 11:57 am
I agree tasunka. My 1st cousin's 28 y/o son was killed last Saturday. Been involved in that. The worst thing that can happen is losing a loved one whether it has fur or not... So sorry for her loss. I will give a tiny bit. That's all I can do. I know a small amount can grow. I agree Beka. Even $1.00, anything.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday March 22, 2013, 11:58 am
Unable to help Financially Jan :-( Love and Lot's of Prayers sent :-)))))))))))))))) ...

Anneke A (279)
Friday March 22, 2013, 12:02 pm
horrible, what a drama, will see what's on my account at this moment

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Friday March 22, 2013, 12:30 pm

James Merit (144)
Friday March 22, 2013, 3:03 pm
Heartbreaking, am praying for Jan and will share.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Friday March 22, 2013, 3:24 pm
I lit a candle for Janet! Here is the link if you wish to light one for her family!Candle for JanetI pray donations flow in for her in abundance.

Edwin M (346)
Friday March 22, 2013, 3:54 pm
I am so sorry, I wish I were in a position to help financially.

Mary T (178)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:08 pm
I am so sorry to hear this I do wish I could help I know how it is to lose everything seven years ago I lost everything in a house fire my house burnt to the ground and I lost one of my dogs and am still trying to cope with this somethings you can never replace, My heart goes out to Janet and her family.

Kelly Rogers (303)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:13 pm
You know what. I just made a Gofundme account. I think you can google it. Next, time I receive an e-mail I will post the url so someone if not Jan can make an account. It is for people to send money in a secure fashion to what you made the account for.

Angelika R (143)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:25 pm
I'M in the middle of a donation process (PayPal), need your help please:
what exactly does this mean? Never saw it before..

"Share my email address with organizers and beneficiary." a box to check/uncheck

Angelika R (143)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:32 pm
If I leave that unchecked, does it mean Jan (=organizer??) will not see from which email the donation came???

Natalie V (27)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:39 pm
sadly noted :'-(

Angelika R (143)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:48 pm
never mind, could'nt wait any longer and realized what that was for..
Billing summary
Total amount billed $21.40
Thanks so much Alison for posting and making us aware, glad to help. Thx also to Henriette and Charles for fwd

Liz NO FWDS G (70)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:50 pm
Noted and made a $40 donation for Janet and family,so sorry for the loss of your beloved pets and your home,keeping you in my heart and prayers.Thank you Henriette for the fwd and candle info and to Alison for all you are doing for your friend.Will now go and light a candle.Liz Xx

Abo r (107)
Friday March 22, 2013, 5:06 pm

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Friday March 22, 2013, 5:07 pm
Noted & Shared. My prayers go out to Jan. Thanks for sharing.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday March 22, 2013, 5:32 pm
notato grazie Alison. action taken , absolutely!!!!!! my heart goes with her!!!!!

Kim O (396)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:29 pm
Thanks for putting this on Alison! I'll do what I can!

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:39 pm
Noted and shared. I'm so sorry :(

Alison A (244)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:42 pm
Thank you to everyone who has helped, prayed and shared, Jan is overwhelmed by the wonderful support she has received.

In just one day you have all helped raise $4,847 which is great, please continue to pray and share.

I am sorry I did not reply Angelika, but I had to go out earlier, I am glad you worked it out and grateful for yours and everyone else's donations.

Laurie H (817)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:18 pm
My heartfelt sympathy's go out to Jan, this is so devastating to hear. My heart is broken for her babies and her loss. Will share and say prayers.~

Constance F (418)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:49 pm
I am so profoundly sorry - my deepest compassion. Thank you to those who forwarded and all others here who are helping.
Receiver email:
Amount: $26.75 USD
Transaction date: March 22, 2013
Status: Completed
Transaction ID: 4FT59209MS543561J
Message: Online Donation to FIRE DEVASTATES-HELP GIVE BACK

Suzanne L (98)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:18 pm
Sadly noted. Will do what I can.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:19 pm
My heart goes out to you Jan and my tears for your loss. I really don't know how to express these feelings in words, but I am with you and keep you in my prayers. If I am able to donate in the next few days I will.

Robert O (12)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:50 pm
I'll see what I can do. Thanks Alison.

Agnes N (703)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 12:06 am
Thanks to all care2 friends....shared in group and will forward..give me time :)


Thank you from one loving person to another....from one of Janet and Randy's many friends, to another. xxxooo PLEASE keep Janet and Randy in your prayers, xoo thank you From all of here at (Christine's)Critter Cafe Rescue

- Christine Lea

Ela V (85)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 12:55 am
i can't imagine the pain to see all dear souls in your care lifeless...
i'm jobless for the past year but i will find a way to contribute to this group effort...and i will certainly pray for them...

P A (117)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 2:33 am
How unspeakably awful to lose animals you love - and the whole house too! The trouble is that I haven't been able to work for years due to illness and pain - all I can give is my prayers - and I do give those!

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 2:58 am
Devastating news, will see what I can send today.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:36 am
Sorry to hear this

Nancy sands (448)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 6:07 am
Just gave a little something-wish I could do more.So sorry such a lovely person has to go through this!

Alison A (244)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 7:10 am
Article regarding the fire -

federico b (46)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 7:10 am
Notato e condiviso. Al momento non sono in buone condizioni economiche ma vedrņ di fare qualcosa. Grazie Alison.

Nancy C (806)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 7:21 am
So sorry to hear this. Will squeeze out a donation on the 28th...

Roxie H (350)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 7:26 am
Bless her and Ty Agnes for the Forward

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 9:44 am
So sorry for your loss. I'll do what I can to help.

Ravi M (48)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 9:57 am
Thankful to God you are safe, so sorry for your loss. May God watch over you.

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:34 am
My heart with you, I hope, but I can not, my financial case is very difficult .
Dear Alison , Excuse me , noted with deep sad . Thank you for your courage, and thanks to all the friends who can provide assistance .

Shana M (56)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:41 am
Noted and will do what I can. My heart goes out to you.

. (0)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:49 am
My earth is broken in thousand of pieces iit's impossibile to me to resist to make a little help
Curzio Bruni
Grazie per avere scelto PayPal.
Destinatario Importo GiveForward, INC $X0,00
Totale USD $X0,00
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Metodo di pagamento utilizzato: Visa XXXX-2924
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God bless you and you are lucky to have so many friend ready to help with donations, words and warmth, take hold Jane at the end you will win


Vallee R (280)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 12:15 pm
So - so sorry - I don't know you but losing your fur-babies is horrible let alone your home - will do what I can - share if nothing else.

Dawn M (142)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 12:49 pm
I'm so sorry to hear this very sad:(

Barbara F (47)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 1:33 pm
This is devastating news to hear, but I just can't imagine how they feel to have lost their babies! The tears in my eyes are nothing compared to the tears in her heart!

Alison A (244)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 1:42 pm
Thank you everyone for your comments, prayers, donations and for sharing.

At this time we have raised 5,887 for Jan and her family, which is a fantastic amount.

Please continue to pray for Jan so she can find the strength to get through this and share her plea far and wide. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 2:34 pm
Share & twitted Praying for u & ur love ones.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:30 am
First thing tomorrow will donate, what a horrible thing to happen, hope and pray Jan will get through this terrible period, and will get Waya out of the kennel.

Judy C (97)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:31 am
I am shocked. What a terrible thing. Thanks Agnes, and thanks Allison for getting this news out. I love Jan, and will be able to come up with a few dollars tomorrow. I know how she loved her animals. I'm so glad she is getting plenty of support.

Carol D (346)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:43 am
So terrible!!!

Anneke A (279)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:07 am
just a bit of help, donated

Tanya W (65)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 7:01 am
Sorry Jan please be sure your babies will be in a good place without pain or sorrow. They will be surrounded by love and light. Prays said and blessings sent xx. Am in the process of sending what I can afford - sorry it is not much.

Anne P (174)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:02 am
Oh, how heartbreaking - poor Jan and family! I will make a donation right now. Thanks, Aliosn for posting!

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:10 pm
Sadly noted.

Ellen m (215)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:34 pm
My heart goes out to Jan and her family, as well as for the precious lives lost..♥
Will do Paypal the second I get my check on Tuesday.
I wish I could do more...i'm sharing as well. Thanks Alison, and Agnes for alerting me

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:37 am
GOAL: $25,000.00
Raised: $6,653

Not shabby at all!!

Farah Hage Ali (152)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:14 am
I feel sorry for Jan, hopefully she and her family can regain everything they lost

Alison A (244)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:45 am

Dearest friends, I am going to Waya now, please understand that I can't be here and have done nothing but read some emails and will come back to let you know what is going on.i am so humbled and soooo touched by the love and goodness here and that my heart feels soo much love for all of you and I feel the spirit that we are not separate, You are all such amazing instruments of The divine creator who is working. My heart is broken, but your love is my anchor now.

Angelika R (143)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:15 pm
UPDATE: $6,718 raised of $25,000

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT UPDATE ( 25 March, 21:05 my local time) from Christine Lea

Hello FRIENDS of Janet E.Geren (and mine too now, xxxoooo).

I found out that for Janet to get these so- much needed donations funds, she would have to wait until the end of the fundraiser which would be July 22,2013.

I called GiveForward and bawled my heart out to them explaining that YES, of course the funds would still come in handy in July but Janet needs this money NOW...

(I explained to them that) there is a place the Geren family can BUY quite close to the old place (we'll now call "HINTERLAND"-meaning a remote place)...This way Janet will be very CLOSE in location again to her beloved Waya (esp. when Hinderland is being bulldozed to the ground).

As Janet works with Waya nearby, she can come to recon with Hinterland too as it becomes nothing more than a mere memory with all the **GOOD** she accomplished there taking precedence over and above the tragedy and loss from the fire.

We will CLOSE this page down, TONIGHT BUT I am starting this SAME PAGE up again BACK TO BACK with the SAME hopes of raising $25,000 and finding someone to match that- or the end amount raised.

Please understand that FUNDS are still desperately needed.

The NEW PLACE WILL BE $10,000 and Jan can make payments after a hefty DOWN payment is made BUT that brings NO APPLIANCES ie washer, dryer, stove, fridge, furniture and so much more.


My hope is that we all together can bring enough in to make life AT LEAST comfortable again **with some extras** to take this families mind off Hinderland and the loss from there.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING and understanding.


Thanks for LOVING Janet and her family, restoring so MUCH lost FAITH in the HUMAN RACE and for YOUR outpour of prayer and care.


JUST like Janet E.Geren is ;0)


Let us begin together in raising the rest-

We stand at $6,718 now. Give Forward will take 7%...That leaves us with much still to raise to help this loving family- TOGETHER WE CAN!


Sandi C (99)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:51 pm
I wish I could help.

christine s (340)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:58 pm
So catastrophic ,I will do all I can.

Winn A (179)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:33 pm
She is in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Black (308)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 8:34 am
So sorry; she and her husband and the little doggy that is so scared are in my prayers. I will send a check by mail to the address in Shasta Lake. Sorry I can't do more.

Alison A (244)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 12:43 pm


Christine's CritterCafe Rescue
We raised 27% of $25,000 for Janet, Randy, her Momma and Waya- A check for $6,674.75 will be sent to Janet, April 4,2013.

I had to close down the fundraiser to insure the funds could get to Janet ASAP, hence the reason for starting over here.

The 'GiveForward' fundraising coaches have been Phenomenal and so helpful to me- the reason I chose to stay with this same place for fundraising.Yes they take a percentage- but their help has been invaluable for me time and time again to "get it right" here- I also know this fundraising site to be trustworthy.

Please help me to help Janet and Randy and Momma, with continued prayers- AND to reach our final goal of $25,000-

Please know I am working hard to find that special someone to MATCH the final amount raised:)

THANK YOU again and God Bless.

Sincerely, Christine Lea
Critter Cafe Rescue



Janice G (55)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 6:25 pm
Although not able to help financially, my heart goes out to her and will share with friends. This is so tragic

Alison A (244)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 6:54 pm
Hi J.G, the link above has been closed (read post above yours for explanation), but please would you share the new fund raising link -

Thank you so much for your support.

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 8:36 pm
My prayers are with this family for a complete recovery!

Phyllis P (237)
Friday March 29, 2013, 7:45 am
Ok, I am prepared to help as I said on the 29th. Where should I donate the money?

Denise Lytle (508)
Friday March 29, 2013, 10:28 pm
I wish I could help...hoping that the love, hugs, positive energy, prayers, & healing light I'm sending helps!

Lika P (130)
Monday April 8, 2013, 1:07 am
I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers, thoughts and love to you. I did promote the fund raiser on facebook and twitter, in hopes that more can be donated.

Alison A (244)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:29 am
Hi thank you everyone for your support, prayers, donations and shares.

The link above has now closed due to Jan needed the money already raised now, rather than waiting until July when the donation page was due to end.

I posted the new link above, but here it is again -



Nancy C (806)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:42 am
Able to send a small donation now. My heart and light energy go out to them...
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