February 22, 2024


A GoFundMe marketing campaign was created to assist Southcrest resident Jessica Calix and her son restore their life after shedding most belongings within the rainstorm.

Jessica Calix and her son, Chago. Courtesy picture

San Diego mother Jessica Calix started her Monday able to have a good time her son, Chago, on his eighth birthday. She didn’t know that she would return to a house washed away from a flood because of a historic rainstorm.

“I used to be on the point of sit down for some Mother or father Affiliation volunteer work after I discovered there was extreme flooding,” Calix stated. “I referred to as my neighbor and he or she FaceTimed me. I used to be utterly shocked to see her and the children swimming in six ft of water of their lounge.” 

A couple of hours later and after being cleared by authorities, Calix stated she went residence to get her son’s snake. The remainder of their belongings had been broken although. 

“We didn’t return residence that night time — solely had the garments on our again and my automobile,” Calix stated. “We now have a short lived secure place to remain however must search for new housing and exchange requirements to get again to our standard each day routines.”

At the moment, a GoFundMe marketing campaign is stay to gather donations to assist Calix and her son rebuild their lives. The purpose is to lift $15,000 simply to assist restore primary requirements. 

“I noticed we actually wanted assist,” Calix stated. “We’ve all been out and in of denial and shock. We needed to settle for it and put together to say goodbye to all of it. I grieve the lack of my residence, group neighbors, and mates. Reminiscences and belongings that may by no means get replaced.”

The GoFundMe marketing campaign provides Calix and her son hope although, she stated. 

“I stay up for getting again to a standard routine with my son,” she stated. “We respect all of the assist and love in such a difficult time. We’ll always remember the entire unbelievable bravery, kindness, and love of our South Crest group this week.”

To donate to the marketing campaign for Calix, go to GoFundMe.com. Search the web site for different campaigns to assist San Diegans affected by the floods. 


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