House Fire Relief for Family of 6

$2,415 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 25 months

On May 14, 2016 at 7:40pm, my incredible best friend, Laura, called me. I knew something had to be wrong, because it was 10:40 her time. Sure enough, I was right.

She and her boyfriend, Oliver, were rushing back home from their long awaited family camping trip because they had been informed that their house was completely engulfed in flames. Everything they owned (including their precious cats) was gone. And though she and Oliver are very aware that what they have lost is just "stuff", this comes as a tragic, painful loss.

Friends, this family of six needs your help. Laura and Oliver have Oliver's three children and his children's mother, Beth, in their care. Thankfully, they are all safe but they will need a great many things to replace what has been lost.

The money raised will be used for helping this famiy get back on their feet. They wil need a new place to live, not to mention the basic necessities to survive. Their beautiful children will need clothes and school supplies... but those are just at the top of the list.

 Any amount you, your friends, or your church could spare would be greatly appreciated. Please pray for this family and share this page as often as you can.

If you wouid rather send personal donations (clothes, shoes, gift cards to grocery stores or places like Target, etc.), those are welcome! 

The children have been graciously provided with all the clothes that they need. Praise God! But the adults in this family could still use some major help.

The adult's names and sizes are:

Laura Fay
Size: 3X (pants), 18/20 or XL (shirt)
Shoe size: Women's 9 or 10

Oliver Blackstock III
Size: 38 (pants), XL (shirt)
Shoe Size: 13 or 13W 

Beth Kivowitz
Size: 3X (pants), XL (shirt)
Shoe size: Women's 9 or 10

Please send all physical items to:

Blackstock Family Relief Fund
2652 Amman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15226

Many, many blessings to you, as you give!

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An update directly from the family:

"We got into our new [rental] house last week and have slowly been making it a home. We are thankful for all the physical donations and physical labor helping us move in. It's been laborious and taxing, but we are truly blessed by those who have loved us through this tragedy. We look forward to making new memories in our new home.
Thank you again for all your love and support!"
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We have a praise report!

The Blackstock children went back to their schools today to find that each PTA had gathered A TON of clothes and shoes for the kids! The place that this family is staying in is OVERFLOWING with things for the kids. Praise God!

The adults are still in massive need, however.

With the donations flowing in in abundance, this amazing family wishes to say thank you. Your support has meant so much to them, especially when it comes to the children. :)

Please keep spreading the word around. Thank you so much!
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Here are some pictures of the devastation...
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Elizabeth Thomas Cook
25 months ago

Laura, my prayers and thoughts are with your family. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

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$2,415 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 25 months
Created May 14, 2016
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Andrew Woelflein
24 months ago

Good luck re-building. Best, Andrew Woelflein

25 months ago
Elizabeth Paul
25 months ago

Laura, I am so sorry for all that was lost! You will all be in my prayers!

JP & Claudia Carriedo
25 months ago

Hope to see you back on track soon.

Elizabeth Thomas Cook
25 months ago

Laura, my prayers and thoughts are with your family. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

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