Crowdfunding Used to Try to Save the Home of Seal Beach Mass Shooting's Final Victim

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A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to save the home of David Caouette, the last of eight people fatally shot in the worst mass shooting in Orange County history.

Caouette was gunned down outside Salon Meritage in Seal Beach on Oct. 12, 2011.

Now, his widow is struggling to save their home of 28 years.

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Danielle Telep, the girlfriend of the Caouettes' son Paul, has started the campaign here: http://www.gofundme.com/64fwu8.

As of Thursday evening, $4,660 had been raised toward a goal of $450,000.

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Paula and the late Dave Caouette
Here is Telep's pitch:

Dave Caouette was a victim during the Seal Beach Salon Meritage shooting spree. Dave was the last victim shot while sitting in his Land Rover outside of the Salon. He was a Vietnam Vet and served his Country for three tours. As a result of Dave's murder, his wife Paula Caouette is losing their home of 28 years. Dave and Paula were married for over 40 years, however their life together began at the young age of 12 years old. Paula is a beautiful and extremely selfless person, whom does not deserve this tragic chain of events. Our goal is to help Paula and save her house.

The death penalty is being sought for the presumed Salon Meritage mass shooter Scott Evans Dekraai of Huntington Beach.

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n2bigmuscle
n2bigmuscle

That poor lady has got a lot of problems.  My finances go like this:  1st payment goes to house, 2nd payment goes to life insurance, 3rd payment for my Mercedes.  House, insurance and last is the car.  NOT, car, fun and house payments and no life insurance to pay-off the house.

gm0622
gm0622

@n2bigmuscle 

Just where in this article do YOU see how she prioritizes expenditures?

If they had no death payoff on the (probably several mortgages) The insurance would be an issue. 

n2bigmuscle
n2bigmuscle

GMo622 - It's called term or whole life insurance.  Do not get accidential or any insurance provided by your mortage or finance company.  Those insurance policies never really pay-off.

For anyone else who reads this, please, plese seek a financial advisor if you are like them.  Broke, in their senior years, no savings or life insurance and a ton of debt.  She better cut her loss by selling the house now and move in with family or a condo in Nevada.  Use any extra money for mental health.  Crowdfunding will soon become Beggerfunding.

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