How to help Julio and Abigail, victims of San Jose apartment fire

Photo credit: San Jose Mercury News/Elizabeth Ramirez

JULIO AND ABIGAIL | Photo credit: San Jose Mercury News/Elizabeth Ramirez

An apartment fire on June 25 severely injured two of Amelia Gomez’s three children, and has left the family with no home or possessions. The injured children, Julio and Abigail, jumped from a second story window to escape the fire. Both sustained serious injuries and have been treated at Valley Medical Center. Julio is expected to remain in Valley Medical Center’s burn unit for months and endure surgeries for years.

Read more in these articles from the San Jose Mercury News:

Two children jump from second story window to escape apartment fire
Long recovery begins for San Jose mom, siblings who jumped for their lives from apartment fire
San Jose apartment fire that burned 2 kids blamed on electrical malfunction

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Please help this family of four by making a donation to one of the sources below.

Cash Donations

San Jose Police Officers’ Association
Go Fund Me
Fill My Fund

Donations of Household Items and Clothing in Good Condition

Can be dropped off Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm:

DCP El Camino Middle School
1155 E. Julian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116

Items needed:
Gift cards, school supplies, linens, household items, furniture, clothes/shoes, etc.

Clothing sizes:
Amelia (mom): Pant size 14/16, shirt size XL, shoe size 7
Atziry (16-year-old daughter): Pant size 5 (teen), shirt size small/med, shoe size 4 or 5
Abigail (12-year-old daughter): Pant size 7 (teen), shirt size large, shoe size 7
Julio (10-year-old son): Pant size 14, shirt size large, shoe size 5

 

Please email elizabeth.nielsen@hhs.sccgov.org with any additions to this list.