Crowdfunding Underway to Help Bernal Family Left Homeless After Gas Explosion

The Godoy family lost their home after Monday’s gas explosion. (Photo: via  GoFundMe)

This story was written by Fiona Lee from Hoodline.

A Bernal Heights family is now homeless after a Monday morning gas explosion tore through their home.

The Godoy family—Carlos, 70, Carmen, 72, and their 43-year-old son Carlos, who is deaf—lost all of their belongings.

The explosion also wrecked their only car, which was used for doctor appointments and transportation to work.

The younger Carlos was home when the explosion occurred, but escaped uninjured after it blew out the windows.

“I think what happened in my house, the roof was very bad. Everything is coming down,” Carmen told ABC7 when she returned to the wreckage of her home.

Through the American Red Cross, the family is housed in a motel until Monday. The charity also provided the family with money for incidentals.

The family is also raising funds through GoFundMe. As of press time, they have raised $3,300 out of their $6,000 goal.

PG&E is still investigating the cause of the gas leak and the subsequent explosion.

2 thoughts on “Crowdfunding Underway to Help Bernal Family Left Homeless After Gas Explosion

  1. The news reports that day, including this site, said that no one was home. Then a PG&E worker here on the ground told us neighbors, that night, that there was a deaf son at home during the explosion (and that he didn’t hear the blast, of course, but sure felt it; and came out of the bedroom and fell into the hole the explosion had blown through the garage ceiling into the living room floor…..and therefore blew out the living room windows…..but he’d caught himself before he fell to the floor of the garage below…).
    Now the news confirms that someone was indeed home. But your original story, on this page, still says the apartment was unoccupied.

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