WOW!! 100% FUNDED!!!!!!! I am beyond grateful. Thank you all so very much for your kind words and deeds in assisting with this endeavor . I can not believe that this was as successful as it was. Every donation was a salve to Tanya's wounded heart and knowing as I do I can say without reservation she will think of each and every one of you everyday for the rest of her life. You have all restored my faith in humanity. God Bless you all and THANK YOU!!!!!
Wow!!!! We are officially just $75 short of our target!!!! You all ROCK!!!!!
It has been a full month since the fire. And you all still amaze me everyday. I never would have even dared to hope that we would reach 95.65% of our goal. Thank you all so much. In the next few days we will close out this page- I can't find the words to express my gratitude I just hope you all know you all helped make a miracle happen. xxooo Mary
I still can't get over how wonderful everyone has been. When I set this page up I had no idea what to expect. If you had told me that we would manage to raise 95.2% of our goal in such short time I'd have probably never believed it! So glad you all proved me wrong!!!
Forgot one thing! For those of you who don't know it already- Tanya is Russian Orthodox, and in that church Christmas is on January 7th! So please take a minute and remember to wish her and her family a very Merry Christmas. :-)
Happy New Year! And thank you all so much! In the middle of the night just six days ago when I started this page I had no idea what to expect. If you had told me that in just under a week we'd be at 82.9% of our goal I probably wouldn't have believed it. Now however I am POSITIVE we can not only meet it- but surpass it- so PLEASE keep sharing the link.
I can not thank everyone enough, everyday I look at every message and I hope you all know what a miracle you are. This quite literally is changing Tanya & Nicks life. And we will be forever grateful. Also, it has just come to my attention that when donations are placed you might get a message that your donation is going to me (Mary StewartJoyce). I want it to be crystal clear, but for the minimal fee collected by the hosting website ( GoFundMe &WePay) every cent donated goes directly to Tanya & Nick. Thank you!!!!
75.7% of our target in 2 1/2 days! WOW!!
To All Sea Cliff Elementary & North Shore JR &HS Alumni!!! The fire destroyed ALL of Tanya's childhood photos!! If you can look through your albums and see if you have any pictures of Tanya or her beloved late sister Liza- it would mean so very much to us!!
TO ANY BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION: If your business or organization makes a donation and you would like a "Thank You" letter suitable for display or framing please contact the page administration with the proper mailing information. And again we can not thank you enough for all your support!
All involved with the Tanya Shohov-Bianchino Fire Relief Fund want to offer our most heartfelt gratitude to Peggie Como, President of the Mutual Concerns Committee- for their very generous contribution! As well as Sea Cliff Firefighter Alex VanSantvoord the use of the incredible photographs of the fire and of course to ALL the volunteer Firefighters & EMS who risk their lives to protect us everyday. God bless you all
One full day and we're already more than halfway to our goal! There aren't words to express the gratitude we feel in our hearts to this amazing community. We've even made it onto"GoFundMe's" home page listing of one of the most "popular" projects!! Thank you so very much- Mary Stewart Joy.ce
I just saw how many people shared this link on facebook and it really humbled me yet again. We are so lucky to have so many friends and neighbors and friends of friends that are so giving. It's difficult especially around the holidays. Even if you gave $5 I want you to know that we appreciate it. I don't take this lightly. I don't like accepting help from anyone. It's the last thing I would ever do, but in this case I realized we kind of had no choice. If ANY of you need ANYTHING at any time in the future when I am back on my feet again and my husband is working I will always be around to help in any way I can. I have always believed that you should treat others how you would want yourself to be treated and I have tried to live by that. I guess it works! :)
God Bless You All!
All My Love,
I am completely and totally humbled by the outpouring of love from everyone. I have been bawling crying all day because it's unfathomable to think about starting everything over with nothing. Everyone has been so kind. Your kindness and generosity has made me realize that we can do it. It will be a lot of hard work but somehow we will do it. I'm stronger than I thought I was and with your help it will make it so much easier. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
I am completely humbled by the incredible outpouring of generosity to this fund drive. When it was started at 2 AM I had no idea it would generate such an amazing response. Thank you all.
As this is a very personal event in Tanya's life I have talked to her and have decided to change the admin of the site to her directly. Although my name is still listed as the admin- all messages and information is being directed to Tanya. When I set the page up I linked it to my Facebook- so the site won't let me change the name. I will be in touch with the site directors and will try and get the link changed ASAP. But for all intents and purposes this is Tanya's page and only she will have access to donors information.
Thank you all so much- you have made what was a devastating night a beautiful morning.
God Bless you all-
thanks guys! This means more to me than you can imagine. I don't think I will ever get over this, ever. I keep thinking about what I lost and every time I think of something else that was dear to me that is gone. My business was my livelihood. I was depending on it to support Nick and I while he was laid off. I don't like to ask for help and I NEVER do, but right now, I think I really need it, because I'm in dire straights. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Tanya
On December 27, 2013 Tanya Shohov-Bianchino's family home in Sea Cliff, NY suffered a devastating fire. Thank God that there were no reported injuries. Along with the majority of Tanya's personal belongings, she also lost the entire inventory of the cosmetics business she has spent close to 5 years building- that loss alone is estimated to be at least $50,000. Tanya was just married last November 3rd to her longtime love Nicholas Bianchino- they had just signed a lease on an apartment in Brooklyn. They were in the process of moving their things from Sea Cliff when the fire occurred. To make matters worse Nick was laid off from his job a few days ago. So needless to say Tanya & Nick need our help, love and support. If you can manage a donation no matter the size it would be an amazing act of generosity. If you can't manage a donation sending prayers and words of encouragement would mean the world to these amazing people