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By Jeff Pack 

GoFundMe account, donation locations set up for Murrieta family displaced by explosion


Last updated 7/16/2019 at 6pm

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The Haaland family lost everything when their new home in Murrieta was destroyed when a ruptured gas line exploded on Monday, July 15.

MURRIETA - A GoFundMe account has been established for the benefit of the Haaland family of Murrieta who lost nearly everything they owned when their home was leveled by an explosion caused by a ruptured gas line on Monday, July 15.

Friends and members of the community have also established donation locations for items the family can use in the meantime.

According to the account set up by Chelsea Wooters, the family just recently relocated on orders to San Diego and bought their dream home in Murrieta.

"Everything they own was lost and with two small children I'd love if our community, family, and friends can help in this time," Wooters wrote. "Any donation helps. Let's rally around them and show them how loved they are!"

The GoFundMe account had raised more than $9,000 of the fundraiser's $12,000 goal with the first 7 hours. It can be accessed at

The family is also in need of clothing items for a girl that wears 12 months clothing and size 4-5 shoes. They also need clothing size 4T clothing and size 10-11 shoes for their young son. Donations are also requested for women's size XL clothing and men's size large clothing.

Organizers are requesting gift cards to food places, grocery stores, and retailers.

Drop off locations include:

- Murrieta/Temecula: Contact Victoria Brose or Rebecca Miller (619) 723-4684, 39869 Teal Dr. Murrieta, CA 92562 and 29218 Via Espada, Murrieta, CA 92563.

- Murphy Canyon: Contact Sierra Yingst, 3238 McCloy Way, San Diego, CA 92124.

- Lakeside: Contact Chelsea Wooters, 11190 Gold Pan Alley 270, Lakeside, CA 92040.

There are also several donation centers at local businesses:

- Murrieta Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors (SRCAR), 26529 Jefferson Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Please bag all donations with the name Team Integrity Realty – Laura and Cheryl. Contact Laura at (951) 704-4635 or Cheryl at (951) 285-1245.

- Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery, 39252 Winchester Road, #145, Murrieta, CA 92563, 11 a.m. to midnight every day. Contact Justin Lord or Dana Fasching.

Jeff Pack can be reached by email at [email protected]


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