My name is Awilda Morales and my family lost EVERYTHING we owned on Jan 23 2013, just weeks after Christmas. I am 41 years old and a single mother of two children Sammy (17) and Kiara (12). While the Kids were at school, the house caught on fire because of a neighbor smoking on there back porch. After grabbing my dog, I started ringing my neighbors doorbells to help alert them to all get out safely. By the time everyone was out, the entire house with all our belongings was ablaze.
I know I can not get back the things that are most dear to me, family albums of my children growing up, but I am hoping to replace the material things we lost to get us back on our feet.
My son Sammy (a Jr in Highschool) receives a ride to school everyday from a fellow student who will graduate this spring. Since i am unable to give him a ride to school, he was saving for months ( close to $700 in his dresser ) for a car which he lost in the fire. He lost all of his clothes that were not on his back, Xbox 360, Laptop , Bed, Dressers and more.
My daughter Kiara is very independent, with her Christmas money she brought herself a brand new Ipod touch, and a Wii video game system that was not even a month old before the fire destroyed it. She as well as my son lost a laptop, all her clothes, and all her bedroom furniture.
Both of my children are honor students, Kiara is a cheerleader and Sammy is being recruited by schools like Northeastern, Holy Cross, Boston University, Robert & Morris, Quinnipiac, Townson and many others for a full athletic scholarship in basketball.
I am Hoping through the generosity of viewers like you and others, I can find a new home for my family as we are currently living in a small apartment with my mother.
Thank you and God Bless