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Lost everything in a fire.

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Raised by 31 people in 6 months
Created December 22, 2017
My brother Mike Murphy lost everything but the clothes on his back and his dogs yesterday in a house fire just outside Lewistown Montana.  He wasn't able to get rental insurance because of the distance from his house to town and the fire station so there won't be any relief from that direction.  Mike is a pretty low key guy and didn't really own anything fancy, but even the basics are expensive.  He lost washer/dryer, freezer (with all his hard earned game),  all the furniture, clothing, household goods, leashes/collars/crates for pups, food, hunting & fishing gear, books, computer & printer, tools.  Even though the goal sounds like a lot, it's just a small fraction of the loss,   Mike is one of those guys that would and has given the shirt off his back to anybody he thought needed it.  It will be extremely hard for him to accept help because that's just not his way, but even he had to admit that he's in a really tough spot.  Any little donation will be much appreciated.  Knowing my brother, the early donations will go to dog food and keeping them safe in this transition.  I realize it's difficult with holidays and the end of the year fast approaching, but please donate if you can.  THANK YOU!  
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Good morning local Lewistown folks! I just want to share another great opportunity to give Mike a hand and not have to make supper next Friday. Patty is still working on the silent auction items, but I already wish I was there to bid on one or two. Just in case details are hard to read on the photo - Chili feed & silent auction at the Moose Lodge in Lewistown Friday January 26th 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. For more details or offer silent auction items - contact Patty Smith (send me a FBook message if you need her phone number. Thank you again everybody!
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http://www.lewistownnews.com/content/holiday-fire-leaves-local-stranded

Here's a link to a very nice article that the Lewistown News Argus published today.
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Holy cow you guys are amazing! So much generosity is humbling. Mike got the laptop I sent him and is working with the helpful folks at Midrivers to get back online at his temporary home at his buddy Stan's. Once he has that taken care of, he'll be able to make a draw on your generous donations right to his bank there in Lewistown. Your help will go a long ways towards rebuilding his home life. He's an old fashioned guy and wants to mail thank you notes. Help us out with some mailing addresses please - you can private message me on Fbook, email me if you want. Thank again for being so generous!
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Happy New Year everybody! Thank you all for being so generous in 2017. Your donations here on Go Fund Me and the donations given directly to Mike have been such a huge help! It's been a few days since we've had a new donation here and if you only look at this total it does look well short of what it takes to put a person's life back together. The reality though is that this $1475 is an amazing gift and combined with the furniture and household goods, dog food, gift cards, clothes, etc. we've given Mike a good hand up. He got the laptop I sent him on Friday so he'll be able to get back online soon and I'll be able to share all these details with him. The most important fact in this whole scary situation is that he wasn't hurt in the fire. I'm so grateful for that and grateful for everything you amazing people have done! THANK YOU!!!!
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Raised by 31 people in 6 months
Created December 22, 2017
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