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Support for the Jones Family

$33,735 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 228 people in 4 months
Created March 14, 2019
On Tuesday March  12th a massive four alarm fire swept through an apartment building in Yonkers leaving 150 residents displaced. The fire blazed for 12 hours completely destroying all apartments on the upper levels of the building. Countless possessions and memories have been lost to those living there. One of these families is our beloved Jones family. 

Here is Charlie's description of that horrible night. 'Once I got to our place around 6 or so the entire area was engulfed in thick black smoke, I had to walk down Bronx River Pkwy to get to Alina and the kids. As I walked northbound all I could do was watch from Bronx River Parkway, which is the side our apartment was on, with flames shooting from the roof and near our windows on the 5th floor. I just stood there and cried.  It wasn’t about the material items.  We had just moved to Bronxville a year ago and purged a lot before we moved. For me it was the feeling we had finally found a home in Bronxville and now it was all gone.'

Charlie, Alina, Taylor, and London are all safe and thankful to be alive. But it will take considerable time to heal and move forward from this tragic event. The purpose of this GoFundMe is to help ease this process for them by providing as much support as possible so they can rebuild and move froward, emotionally and physically.

Let's do what we can for this amazing family and the man with the megawatt smile and heart of gold, Charlie Jones.
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Hi Everyone....Major Key Alert!
After 4 months of being displaced, a lot of pain, a lot of tears, sleepless nights, couch hopping, some generous friends that shared their homes with us, a few hotels, hundreds of friends, a few strangers, the wonderful people at the Red Cross, a gofundme, a lot of texts and emails from friends, my not responding to texts, my being depressed, hitting rock bottom, a few plot twists, being turned down several times, falling and getting back up, a couple of kick ass NYC real estate brokers, seeing over 40 apartments, seeking a lot of advice...and over $65,000 in out of pocket expenses...with your help, love and support, we finally signed a lease on a new place and have the key..key..keys... to quote DJ Khaled : )
On behalf of Alina, Taylor and London we are humbled and overwhelmed by everyone that's touched us, reached out to us, helped us and kept us in prayer. Now that we finally have a roof over our heads it is my intention to go back through every email, text, gofundme message and facebook message to thank everyone personally.
I cannot begin to put into words what the past 4 months have been like. There is still a lot we're dealing with as it pertains to the fire and some serious next steps, but at least for now...this chapter is over. I have also been reminded that I do not have an exclusive license on dealing with a life crisis, all of us are dealing with some kind of challenge in our lives whether it be a personal health crisis, a sick parent or dealing with a recent loss. I hope through this process that the things that I've posted, or conversations I've had with others as they are dealing with challenges in their own life..that these exchanges helped someone.
Again from the bottom of my heart... thanks to everyone!
Love CJ
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A personal message from Charlie:
'One of our colleagues contacted me and they have a 1 Bedroom available for us to stay until approx May 1st. From the depths of my heart I thank everyone that’s reached out us offering places to stay. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support we have received over the past week. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.'
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$33,735 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 228 people in 4 months
Created March 14, 2019
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