Lost Home and All Belongings in Fire

$1,620 of $10k goal

Raised by 44 people in 32 months
Joseph Marckel  FREDERICKSBURG, VA
My Father has been through so much in life and the only thing he had left went up in flames last Friday. About 25 years ago my father welcomed his second daughter into this world, and had her taken away in a house fire about 2 years later. A few years after that he was in a major accident on a motorcycle that put him in a coma for 6 months and left him permanently disabled. Due to the accident he now has hearing problems, vision problems, vocal problems (due to the traecheotomy), and has trouble walking. A few years ago he was at home sleeping in his bed when 3 men broke into his house and beat him and his cousin (who was staying with him at the time) with a metal pipe and left them both for dead http://www.toledonewsnow.com/global/story.asp?s=9924260. Both of them survived and had to have major medical procedures done to keep them alive. After he was released from the hospital he went back to his house and his family assisted him with getting an alarm system and a watch dog. Friday in the middle of the night the dog woke him up and dragged him out of his burning bedroom to safety. The abandoned house next door had homeless people living in it that started a fire in the attic. The fire spread to my fathers house and burned it to the ground. His whole life was there and now it is gone. I'm asking that, if you can, donate a little money that I can give to him to help start a new life. Anything will help...Thank you.
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Update 11
31 months ago

One more hour and I will be collecting the donations. If you want to donate, here is your chance!!!
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Update 10
31 months ago

I was planning on taking this down on the 15th, but I had a request to keep it up unitl tomorrow. I will withdraw all of the donations tomorrow at noon. Thanks agian for all that have donated and if you still want to contribute you have until tomorrow (19th) at noon EST.
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Update 9
31 months ago

I want to thank my Aunt Kim for taking my dad in to her home and helping him get his life back on track! You and Jamie are awesome people and I love you both! On another note, I am still accepting donations unitl the 15th, so if you didn't get the chance and you would like to, just click on the link and make a donation. Thanks!
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Update 8
31 months ago

You only have 5 days left to donate! Thanks to all of the people that have done so already, we really appreciate it!
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$1,620 of $10k goal

Raised by 44 people in 32 months
Created January 25, 2014
CT
$20
CATHY THOMAS
31 months ago
$100
Anonymous
31 months ago
$110
Anonymous
31 months ago
TA
$50
Troy & Shannon Anger
31 months ago

Prayers for Joe!

KB
$50
Kelly Bitter
31 months ago
CM
$50
Carol & John Marckel
31 months ago

Prayers go out to Joe as he gets his life together. We love you.

GM
$50
Greg Marckel
31 months ago
$50
Anonymous
32 months ago
SM
$25
shelly marckel
32 months ago
$20
Anonymous
32 months ago
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