Fundraising for Fire Victims

December 8th 2012 was a very bad day for us, I woke up to things falling on the floor in the store, and when I went outside to see what was going on I saw flames in 2 of the back sections of our grocery store. I then grabbed my hose and started spraying into the window where I saw flames, and told my wife to get the key to the store, once she opened the door, I went inside to hold the fire down until the fire

department could get there in hopes to salvage all our personal stuff downstairs, just as I was making progress, the fire burned the circuit that our water pump was connected to and I lost all water pressure, I then went downstairs where my wife had already gotten our 4 year old daughter out and began getting things as fast as I could. I wanted to salvage what i could, But before I could make it to the bedroom for my daughters stuff or any of our clothes, the fire was to hot and began falling thru the ceiling. EVERYTHING was lost, All 3 of our businesses, and our home and all the contents in the whole building. We spent 8 years working very hard to build what we had, days nights sometimes even 32 hours straight, and in less than 30 minutes it was all gone. We were planning on having our 4 year old daughters birthday party the next day however everything we had for her was lost in the fire. Even the revolving money for ll 3 businesses was lost in the fire. My wife is now 8 months pregnant, and what we had prepared for our newborn child and our daughter for Christmas and the delivery has all been taken away in a quick flash. We now have absolutely nothing, no home, no way to get the money back, no income, we had to watch as our whole life savings went up in flames. We both are so sad, on our daughters birthday there was a typhoon, now the day before her party we loose everything. We are having a hard time explaining this to her when she starts asking for her green pillow or her laptop cootter, or her dora movies, It truly has been the worst experience of my life. I tried everything I could even have a few burns on my arms and legs trying my best to hold the fire down until the department got there. It took them 30 minutes to respond and by then all was in flames the roof had blown off and the floor dropped thru. We have posted more pictures here on our facebook site if you want to see all of the building.[phone redacted]06.100000423434974&type=3 If you can think of any way to help us out we sure would appreciate it. 1 dollar 5 dollars anything at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

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Leroy Fodor 
St. Clairsville, OH
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