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House Fire Recovery Fund

$5,695 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 17 months
Created November 29, 2017


Hi everyone! Today is 11/29/2017 and my family and I are just now washing the soot off of our tired bodies. We lost our family home today, a relatively new purchase that my moms live in. My younger sister and I (thankfully) do not live here and suffered minimal losses comparatively.  My moms, however, lost everything. 

My mom (birth) used to be a teacher at the local high school. She is compassionate and energetic and fierce. My mom (step) spent the majority of her adult life as a camp director at NaCoMe and recently became an EMT.  Their home was earthy and welcoming, full of our own art and creations. We had six cats and three dogs. We buried four of our cats today. 

The house is completely gone, there are less than 50 items that were remotely salvagable. None of these items included clothes, furniture, electronics, or toiletries. We need so much to recreate our happy home, but since the house was recently purchased, more than 2/3 of the money will go directly to the mortgage company. We will continue to owe money on the property despite not being able to inhabit the property. We do not have enough to get by, let alone to rebuild. 

With the holidays so close, we certainly appreciate that budgets are tight. But if you are in a position to give, these are the people that deserve it and who, now, desperately need it. Please contribute what you can, anything is appreciated.
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It's officially been two weeks. The love that our family has felt during this has been unreal. We appreciate everyone of you that has taken the time to read this, to share it, and/or to donate. You are all so loved!! Please continue to share this and keep my moms in your thoughts and prayers.
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Maizey was initially rescued from a bear trap in the woods and had to have her leg amputated. We have always know she was a survivor, but today we were reminded of her resourcefulness and strength. During the fire, Maizey climbed INSIDE of the couch and was protected from most of the smoke and heat that way. Once things calmed down, she moved to a hiding spot under a storage unit in the yard. It took a lot of love and patience, but she has finally been reunited with her family. This is an amazing feat and we are so thankful to have her back home, and so, so grateful to the people that made it happen. Thank you everyone for your enduring love and support, every victory we experience is because of you.
OUR SWEET MAIZEY IS HOME!
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Thank you to everyone for your support! Please keep sharing this, we are making good progress!! Happy holidays
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$5,695 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 17 months
Created November 29, 2017
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BW
$50
Bill and Martha Wolfe
16 months ago
LA
$100
Lisa and Scott Alexander
17 months ago
LF
$25
Lisa Flake
17 months ago
AM
$500
Ashley McMahon
17 months ago
EJ
$100
Elizabeth Jernigan
17 months ago
$100
Anonymous
17 months ago
KW
$50
Keri Smith Wendling
17 months ago
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$100
Vaishakhi Nayar
17 months ago
LC
$205
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17 months ago (Offline Donation)
$250
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