Ron Mele Christian Patriot Defense Fund

Campaign Created by: A Family Member

The funds from this campaign will be received by E. Mele.

Goal: USD $100,000
Raised: USD $ 34,207
Hello, my husband’s name is Ron Mele and I am starting a fundraiser for his Legal Defense Fees in his Federal Grand Jury indictment regarding January 6th. Please know that he did not enter the Capitol building! He only went there to peacefully support our President. He is 52 years old, an amazing husband and stepfather of my two teenage children and volunteers at our church. He was just terminated on June 15th from a good job, lost our medical benefits and are forced to sell our cars. On February 19th at 6:00AM our house was raided by the FBI and it was terrifying. After almost 4 months of silence, on June 10th he received a phone call from the FBI stating he had a warrant for his arrest and needed to turn himself in within two hours. Thank the Lord he was able to be out on bond. He has also lost his 2nd Amendment protections and his CCW permit was suspended. Meanwhile, his name is smeared all over the media. We have retained a powerful attorney and are preparing for a long fight for his freedom. God’s provisions have opened doors and offered some Peace through this but we cannot do this alone. Please support us through Prayer, sharing this link and donating whatever you are able to. All proceeds will go to his legal team. This affects us all, United We Stand, One Nation Under God! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”
Psalms 46:1 NLT.



Update #16
June 11, 2022
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Well yesterday has been a year since I was ordered to surrender to the US Marshals in CA and exactly one year to the day that my company fired me for my peaceful attendance in DC. Grateful that I am on pre-trial release, my life has forever changed. What I am blessed with is a supportive wife and daily reminders that our Lord is in control. He has pruned my branches and cut away the dead limbs so I am bearing fruit and seeing His provisions in every moment. Before I left CA I was hired as an air filtration tech replacing dirty air handler filters in schools and colleges. During that time (making just over minimum wage) I met 5 young men in their early 20’s and was able to mentor them in His word while commuting in a large company van. I believe I was there for a reason and felt my spiritual growth while I was providing an example of trusting our Lord, giving Him praise and placing our burdens at His feet . Living a humbled life and focusing on God gives me the peace and comfort to endure whatever evil that is persecuting me. Again as I have mentioned before, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6, 11-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

My last status update hearing was yet again postponed until the end of July. Please keep praying that this storm blows over and the innocent will be set free. Our country needs prayer for it’s leaders. It doesn’t matter what side of the political aisle they are on, we are all God’s children but many are lost and don’t know what they’re doing. God’s love and grace is for everyone, all they have to do is seek  and accept it. With the political turmoil they are all faced with, I am hopeful the Light will shine upon them and we will begin to see a change in this world. 

Any continued help we receive with this fundraiser means so much to us as keeping our attorney engaged until the end is the most important task we are faced with. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers! 

Problem with my relocation to Texas fundraiser link
March 29, 2022
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In a previous update I placed a link to my fundraiser page to help offset the astronomical moving costs out of California and I have been told the link doesn’t work so I’m posting it here. It’s very suspicious…. If you encounter errors with it can you please copy and paste into your browser? It works that way.

This is humbling to even have to ask but this situation my family is enduring is unfortunate. It’s hard to come up with over $7k to move making just above minimum wage now. We trust in our Lord that He will continue to provide and seek Him daily for comfort and direction 🙏🏼  

Thank you again for your support and Prayers. 

Update #16
March 27, 2022
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March 27, 2022, 12:12 pm

As another status update hearing approaches next week on Thursday the 31st, we are occupying our time with selling items on offer up to minimize the “stuff” we have to move while putting some money aside to cover some of the huge costs we are facing with this move out of California. We are very nervous but are filling our time by staying busy. Through all of this, we have been able to dive into the Bible and grow closer to Him. There is a reason we are going through this. When a shipbuilder needs a tall mast for a sailboat, he doesn’t go down deep into the valley to find a tall timber amongst the forest, he goes to the top of a mountain where a tall tree, exposed, sustains high winds being able to withstand the storms and strong wind of the seas so it won’t break. We are getting stronger every day in our Faith. 

 We hope this upcoming status update hearing will be positive and that our move goes well. If there is any help you can provide with our relocation page, we will greatly appreciate it. It will have an immediate, significant impact on our lives.

Relocation Fundraiser Page
March 12, 2022
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With our move to Texas we are also facing extraordinary moving costs leaving California. While every dollar from this page goes directly to my attorney, we have a donation page enabled to receive funds to offset the massive moving costs that now include $6.00 fuel. Any help will have a huge impact on our lives and appreciated 🙏🏼

Update #12 March 11th
March 12, 2022
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Hello, haven’t done an update in a while as we are planning our move to Texas next month! God has called us to move there with everything that’s going on so we are taking that step and trusting in Him. It’s been very difficult for my husband to secure employment that pays a little more over minimum wage and have been praying that doors will open in Texas.

 We also have a GSG set up to assist with our relocation from CA.  The costs are astronomical leaving this state.  Any help with that will impact our family extensively! 

 Our next status update hearing is March 31. There’s so much going on with other cases and so many families are tragically dealing with the outcomes. Our hearts and prayers go out to them all, especially the pretrial detainees. The worry and anxiety does find a way to creep in but we are staying strong even though the internet continues to smear our name and post nasty articles.  

Romans 5:3-5

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.” 

 Our Faith and love for one another keeps us strong and still have a long battle ahead of us. Pray for our countries leaders, the Department of Justice, all the defense attorneys and the Federal Judges sitting on these cases. We need divine intervention to stop this tragic wave of injustice for all of our families. Most of our raised defense fund is gone and there is so much more preparation ahead of us not to mention the addition of the Civil Suit standing by in the darkness naming my husband as a defendant so we thank you for your continued support! 


The Mele Family

Update 10/4/21
October 4, 2021
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It is so nice to hear from you all via messages. I just had a continuance for 60 days and my next hearing is December 3. The prosecution is still trying to build a case and keeps asking for extensions. I thank you so much for your prayers as they are exactly spot on. I believe it is Matthew 6 where the Lord speaks about worry and anxiety comparing us to birds where they want for nothing and everything is provided to them stating aren't we more important than birds? It's hard though watching my life being stripped  away and not just earthly possessions but the ability to do the job that I have been doing for 25 years. Denial after denial after applying... I'm thankful enough to have secured employment but it continues to be a struggle to meet minimum household needs. My givesendgo page has stalled and our attys are very expensive as I cannot use a public defender to save my life. Every little bit from a lot of people helps. ?? I Pray Psalms 31, 35 and 91 often.  Thank you again all ❤️ Remember I never planned on stopping an election, going to the Capitol nor did I even go into the building. Just outside with 10's of thousands of others sincerely there to protect any attendee from BLM / ANTIFA attacks. Our defense funds are depleting, bills are barely being paid and with the new Civil Case I am named in puts a heavy blanket on our hearts and is trying to cause me to lose my Faith. I am now considering moving out of state leaving my wife and kids here in SoCal to find a higher paying job but that will be a huge blow to our family unit. Not to mention the challenges I face now trying to fly and get thru TSA. Please keep your prayers coming as I read every one and note them in my new bible.  Diving into His word is the only thing other than Elly getting me up in the morning and out of bed. Please share our page again with your contacts as I'm facing Goliath and the full force of a Government that is pushing him towards me. 

Update #10 New Civil Case!!
September 1, 2021
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We have just learned that my husband is now listed as a defendant in the civil case the Capitol police officers filed against Donald Trump, Roger stone and several other people. This is ridiculous! Now more than ever our fundraising it's so important. It just seems like wave after wave attacks keep coming from the left. Please keep us in your prayers!!  

“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:12-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Update #9 “Not going well”
August 30, 2021
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Most of our updates have been positive and full of gratitude but the past several weeks have been a major challenge. We've never been the kind of people that put everything out there airing our innermost thoughts and experiences but this has been both humbling and tragic. With me losing my good job on June 12th my salary and medical benefits have been terminated. Immediately looking for work was and is my top priority and after numerous interviews, they all ended with the same outcome and that was "we are sorry we can't help you". Even companies with conservative owners are worried my situation would affect their business.  ???  I have found part-time work with a buddies company helping him with Ebike rentals basically at minimum wage but it helps keep my mind off the cancerous thoughts and anxiety which I feel is slowly slipping me into depression. I'm told to stay strong and read scripture, while it does help I can't help but think about tomorrow and the many more that follow. This is discouraging and with basically no income or ability to provide for my family, I sit here typing this update from a very low place. I can sure use your prayers and greatly appreciate the sharing of our page as every dollar goes to our attorney to help this nightmare come to an end. At this exact moment my bible app verse of the day just popped on my screen : 
“It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I will now open Isaiah 55 and read it in its entirety. Things happen for a reason and God is at work and His provisions have been amazing in His timing. 

God Bless you all! 

Update #8
August 5, 2021
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The tension leading up to my husband's hearing yesterday has been prolonged… They have asked for an extension of 60 days I assume to allow them more time to gather discovery, who knows. Our next hearing is Oct 4th. My husband says this reminds him of being in the USAF with the "Hurry Up and Wait" mentality. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the other families that have loved ones still locked up in DC jail and across the country. These continuances prolong their agony. We Pray that they get released to be with their families during this process. Family is so important. We also Pray for the other side that they listen to His "whisper" telling them that this is wrong and that maybe through this they will get closer to our Lord. Please also Pray for my husband to keep his faith strong and to keep kneeling in the presence of our Lord. Satan preys on believers who are seeking the Lord during these moments trying to separate us from Him. Thank you all again for your love and support. 

“What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man. When that happens, be happy! Yes, leap for joy! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, their ancestors treated the ancient prophets that same way.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:22-23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Update #7
August 2, 2021
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Tomorrow is my Husband's hearing with the Federal Judge in DC. We ask that you Pray and Pray hard for him, his brothers in Christ who were with him and every single prisoner still in the DC jails. There are so many wives, children, mothers and fathers desperately seeking release of their loved ones. If you have donated to our page before and have it in your heart, please seek out other Patriot GSG accounts and please give to them. Anything helps and every little bit adds up. If you need a link containing them I can surely provide. God bless you all for your support and prayers!! 

For I hear the slander of many; Fear is on every side; While they take counsel together against me, They scheme to take away my life.
But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me.
Make Your face shine upon Your servant; Save me for Your mercies’ sake.
Do not let me be ashamed, O LORD, for I have called upon You; Let the wicked be ashamed; Let them be silent in the grave.
Let the lying lips be put to silence, Which speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
Psalm 31:13-18

Update #6
July 25, 2021
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Good morning everyone! As we are getting ready to head off to church this morning, I have some quiet time before getting ready and reflected on the last couple days. The overwhelming and generous support flowing in has quite frankly been overwhelming ❤️??.  My husband's next court date is August 3 and while our levels of anxiety and worry find a way to creep in, we know that the Lord has us protected by His hedge that surrounds us as well as under the shadow of His wings. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generous donations and your willingness to share this. 

Update #5 Speechless
July 22, 2021
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It's very difficult to type through soaked eyes but this time they're coming from a place of joy and gratitude! My husband was told "God can't steer your ship if you're tied to the dock". So I set sail to seek support and guidance and today we are seeing His work. I am speechless and I'm struggling to put the words together. I have met with several spouses who are in the same boat and speaking with them helped in so many ways. What a blessing to have met them.  My husband spoke to his attorney yesterday and learned that the massive amount of discovery is arriving and our retainer has already been depleted. In a stormy sea of bad days, today we found a safe harbor providing shelter allowing us to feel different emotions for once through this. God is once again proving His power and provisions. Thank you all for this moment as my phone is blinging with notification tones of hope! 
God Bless You All and May God Bless Our Country! 

Update #4
July 20, 2021
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Hello Everyone, A quick note on where we are at with a few other things. After Ron's termination he was forced to go on unemployment benefits. Although it's a fraction of what he made before, it helps a little bit. He is actively seeking new employment but it's appearing to be impossible to do what he did before. This has been a very humbling experience and continues to be but we sold both of our cars and are blessed to have a family member with a spare vehicle. We have canceled our satellite TV and other non essential expenses while we focus on finding affordable healthcare. We have never been in this situation as healthcare was always provided through his work but the cost of "affordable" healthcare is astonishing! $8200 deductible's with monthly premiums $500+.  Not owning our home and renting without having any equity to live on or pay our attorney is adding to the financial strain. But we continue to have trust in our Lord and all of His provisions presenting themselves continues to provide peace in our family. Having such a great church behind us, family and true friends is truly a blessing. All the new, caring people out there sharing our story is also amazing. Thank you all so much for that. Every little bit helps and is going to the household bare necessities and our attorney fees. We do have our next hearing on August 3rd. Please keep us in your prayers along with the other families who are enduring this and more.  Love you all! 

Elly & Ron.

Update #2
July 19, 2021
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Hello Everyone,

We continue to receive updates from our attorney stating the massive amounts of discovery are arriving and the funds that have been paid into the firm are depleting. Your continued support and prayers are such a blessing and quite frankly, it overshadows the occasional hate messages we are receiving through this website. We look past those comments and focus on yours as well as God for peace to get through all of this. Thank you again for your support! We will get through this with our Trust in the Lord. 

Update #2
July 19, 2021
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Hello Everyone,

We continue to receive updates from our attorney stating the massive amounts of discovery are arriving and the funds that have been paid into the firm are depleting. Your continued support and prayers are such a blessing and quite frankly, it overshadows the occasional hate messages we are receiving through this website. We look past those comments and focus on yours as well as God for peace to get through all of this. Thank you again for your support! We will get through this with our Trust in the Lord. 

Update #1
June 28, 2021
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Thank you all so much for your generosity during this unprecedented time! Thank you again for all your Prayers and support! Words cannot describe the heaviness that this situation has placed upon us. With every male figure in my husband’s family passing away from heart related issues between 27yrs old and 71, we must place all of our burdens and worry at our Lord’s feet. This is truly a David vs Goliath moment that we are faced with. My husband has never been the one to ask for anything from anybody and has been the one helping most of his life when called upon. We are truly blessed to have so many people outpouring love and support, it is truly humbling. He is currently looking for employment during these times to cover the basic necessities here at the home while every dollar raised (and from our limited savings) will go directly into our Legal Teams account. We have already began to sell our cars and his Dad's truck he left him to ensure our attorney stays with us as long as he can. We are incredibly lucky to have a family members truck available to use which is such a blessing. I know these fundraising pages are sometimes viewed with skepticism or some may not want to donate in fear, please know that you can be anonymous. If you are afraid because of these similar arrests, then they have already won, If you are afraid to peacefully speak up exercising your Rights whether it is local, county or state, then they already won. It is human nature to retreat to our sanctuaries in our homes and keep a low profile. If this is the case, today it was my husband, a God fearing, hardworking family man who has never been arrested and received nothing more than a speeding ticket in all of his 52 years, tomorrow it can be happening to you, at your workplace, your church or even your doorstep. We should be able to "peacefully" have our voices heard and have our votes counted. They hated Christ therefore they will hate us for being created in His image! thank you all! ❤


  • “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬