Save Sonya

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Last Thursday Sonya Nakano's day started out as usual. She woke up, got her two kids ready for school, and left her Manoa rental.

At about 7:50 a.m., a fire started from the stove in her kitchen and, within minutes, flames engulfed the home. About 35 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire; it took them half an hour to get it under control.

Sonya hadn't even turned on the stove that morning or the night before.

Four people were upstairs at the time, but everyone escaped unharmed, including Skippy, a four-year-old terrier mix.

The fire is under investigation and the cause has not been determined. Damages are estimated to be $120,000 to the structure and $10,000 to its contents.

But here's the thing: Sonya didn't have insurance coverage on the contents of her rental. She lost just about everything, save for some clothing and jewelry. Miraculously, framed photos of her and her family, including ones of her grandparents that had been hanging in the torched living room, survived.

She needs help. She needs a new place to live while this home is being rebuilt. She needs everything you'd keep in your house — furniture, pots and pans, towels, sheets, books — things that we often take for granted.

Through it all, Sonya has not once complained, not once felt sorry for herself. She's just charging forward, taking care of her two kids, Joshua and Haylie, and staying positive. It's so heartbreaking and yet, she remains so strong and optimistic. She's amazing.

Instead of donating goods — which she really appreciates but can't store — it makes more sense to collect money to help her and her family get back to some sense of normalcy.

Please help. Any amount will make a difference.



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  • $ 55
    Laureen Watanabe
    6 years

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  • $ 100
    OMURA LAURENCE
    6 years

    Gambatte Sonya-San!!!

  • $ 25
    Anonymous
    6 years

    No Comment

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Save Sonya

Share This Campaign

About This Cause

Last Thursday Sonya Nakano's day started out as usual. She woke up, got her two kids ready for school, and left her Manoa rental.

At about 7:50 a.m., a fire started from the stove in her kitchen and, within minutes, flames engulfed the home. About 35 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire; it took them half an hour to get it under control.

Sonya hadn't even turned on the stove that morning or the night before.

Four people were upstairs at the time, but everyone escaped unharmed, including Skippy, a four-year-old terrier mix.

The fire is under investigation and the cause has not been determined. Damages are estimated to be $120,000 to the structure and $10,000 to its contents.

But here's the thing: Sonya didn't have insurance coverage on the contents of her rental. She lost just about everything, save for some clothing and jewelry. Miraculously, framed photos of her and her family, including ones of her grandparents that had been hanging in the torched living room, survived.

She needs help. She needs a new place to live while this home is being rebuilt. She needs everything you'd keep in your house — furniture, pots and pans, towels, sheets, books — things that we often take for granted.

Through it all, Sonya has not once complained, not once felt sorry for herself. She's just charging forward, taking care of her two kids, Joshua and Haylie, and staying positive. It's so heartbreaking and yet, she remains so strong and optimistic. She's amazing.

Instead of donating goods — which she really appreciates but can't store — it makes more sense to collect money to help her and her family get back to some sense of normalcy.

Please help. Any amount will make a difference.



CREATED BY:

Catherine Toth Fox

Contact me
Freelance Writer and Blogger | www.thecatdish.com
  • $ 55
    Laureen Watanabe
    6 years

    No Comment

  • $ 100
    OMURA LAURENCE
    6 years

    Gambatte Sonya-San!!!

  • $ 25
    Anonymous
    6 years

    No Comment

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