Blevins' fire fund

$17,100 of $25k goal

Raised by 99 people in 33 months
April Kaye Garrett  ALBERTVILLE, AL
Update on James & Carmen Blevins: http://fox10tv.com/2014/02/02/fairhope-house-fire-victim-speaks/


***Links at bottom for news coverage

In the early morning hours of January 8, 2014 in Fairhope, AL, James and Carmen Blevins' home burned to the ground leaving them with everything lost. Jordan, their grandson became a true hero by pulling James, his grandfather whom is wheelchair bound, to safety after his blanket caught fire from the space heater. James rec'd burns and is now in the burn unit in Mobile, Alabama hospital. After pulling his grandfather to safety, Jordan went back into the burning home to save the others. Jordan received burns and cuts from breaking windows to help save his grandmother and girlfriend. They both are going to be ok. This is my great friend's, Tatia Symanski's father and son. Carmen, her mother and Caroline, Jordan's girlfriend are ok but needs our strength through prayers to get them through this. Please add this family to your prayers and if you can please donate what you can to help this family get back on the road to recovery. Funds will go straight to them. Thank you so much for all you are able to do. May God bless you!


**note: Friends of the family have contacted me to request that the goal amount be raised. This family lost everything, live on a fixed income, James is wheelchair bound and their home was not insured! We can do this! With everyones help, we can do this! Through God, all things are possible.


***Story is featured on several local news stations
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/baldwin-county/elderly-couple-homeless-after-house-fire


http://www.wkrg.com/story/24399942/hero-grandson-saves-grandparents-in-fairhope-fire


http://touch.fox10tv.com/10001/182628422


http://www.wkrg.com/story/24411523/fairhope-hero-talks-about-house-fire


http://cw.ua.edu/2014/01/16/56408/


http://fox10tv.com/2014/02/02/fairhope-house-fire-victim-speaks/


http://theodysseyonline.com/campus/Alabama/article/hero-Greek-community
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Update 68
29 months ago

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Update 67
29 months ago

From Tatia.......................... Tonight I have a heavy heart. My mom and dad have moved into a new home and we know we are blessed beyond measure. One thing that lies heavy on my heart is that Mom is severely depressed. Because of the fire and her having to move away the past few months she lost her job. She is on a fixed income and still has her SSI income but what she worked to make up for the extra is gone. I know it is a lot to ask but please if any of you can, please donate. Anything will help. I promise it won't go unnoticed and I promise to pay it forward.
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Update 66
29 months ago

From Tatia.......

Tonight I have a heavy heart. My mom and dad have moved into a new home and we know we are blessed beyond measure. One thing that lies heavy on my heart is that Mom is severely depressed. Because of the fire and her having to move away the past few months she lost her job. She is on a fixed income and still has her SSI income but what she worked to make up for the extra is gone. I know it is a lot to ask but please if any of you can, please donate. Anything will help. I promise it won't go unnoticed and I promise to pay it forward.
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Update 65
30 months ago

First off- Happy Birthday to Carmen! Update on the Blevins' ...they now have a new home. Thanks again to everyone who helped in their cause after their loss in Jan. As the road is still going to be long, it was not as difficult because of all their supporters coming through for them. God is so good and He provided through all her friends, family and even through those that she didn't even know that helped. She will forever feel indebted to you all.
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Jorr Wood
32 months ago

8572 Shaw St Mobile, AL 36608 or 701 Crystal Wells Court N Fairhope, Al 36532, Thank you so much!

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Laureal Graham
33 months ago

Hey! I have several people who have gathered up clothes/shoes for Jordan and his girlfriend. I will be picking most of them up this coming up week. Once I receive them, who should I take the clothes to? I don't mind driving to Mobile or wherever y'all are to drop off.

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Michele Adornato- Mitchell
33 months ago

Praying daily for this family. Everyone of you that are donating is awesome. You have no idea how much you are TRULY HELPING THEM. Tatia is a good friend of mine and I hate this happened, but it did and now we all must come together and help this family

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Evelyn Rester
33 months ago

Praying for this family.

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$17,100 of $25k goal

Raised by 99 people in 33 months
Created January 8, 2014
$100
Anonymous
30 months ago
DS
$30
Dawn Szymanski
30 months ago
R
$100
Richard
31 months ago (Offline Donation)
$100
Anonymous
31 months ago
AC
$100
Ann and Emmett Cox
32 months ago
RG
$25
Reed Givens
32 months ago
GA
$50
Gerald Ardoin
32 months ago

I've been through this back in 1985. How fortunate for these grandparents that their grandson was there and able to prevent an even more terrible tragedy.

DC
$25
donna crawley
32 months ago
JS
$640
Jeff Sirkin
32 months ago
GT
$2,705
Gallettes Tuscaloosa
32 months ago

This donation is from a fundraiser put on by Jordan's friends at Gallettes.

Jorr Wood
32 months ago

8572 Shaw St Mobile, AL 36608 or 701 Crystal Wells Court N Fairhope, Al 36532, Thank you so much!

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Laureal Graham
33 months ago

Hey! I have several people who have gathered up clothes/shoes for Jordan and his girlfriend. I will be picking most of them up this coming up week. Once I receive them, who should I take the clothes to? I don't mind driving to Mobile or wherever y'all are to drop off.

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Michele Adornato- Mitchell
33 months ago

Praying daily for this family. Everyone of you that are donating is awesome. You have no idea how much you are TRULY HELPING THEM. Tatia is a good friend of mine and I hate this happened, but it did and now we all must come together and help this family

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Evelyn Rester
33 months ago

Praying for this family.

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