4th of July Fire Takes Home

This is my beautiful friend, Velvet.  I have known this soul since gradeschool.  She is a giver. Kind to the core, hard working, a single mom.
Last night, the worst any family could imagine happened when a 4th of July fire, set by neighbors using illegal fireworks completely wiped out Velvet's small home. It took EVERYTHING.  Velvet and her kids barely made it out. The fire melted her car,  her childrens clothing, their beds, their sheets, the most basic of needs... everything. . All Velvet had time to grab was her children and the family pets while fleeing to safety.  She was barefoot. 

She's paying $100/night at a local hotel waiting on the insurance company to respond.  She spent $150 at walmart for shoes, toothbrushes, hair brushes and basics, which is already half of the  $300 she had when she fled.  

Velvet is so humble, she would never ask for help.  But I will.  Can you help?  Anything would do.  Velvet's home is gone, and it is all she and her family had.  She will need money to cover hotel for now and to bridge the insurance gap to rebuild, if even feasable.  She raises two, smart, well behaved, hard working kids on a single mother's income and works tirelessly to cover expenses.  She has to replace her car to get to and from work, clothes and shoes for 3 people, food, toiletries, school supplies.  She can't get to work, dress for work or get her kids care covered while at work. She will have to be in a hotel with for the forseeable future until they either level her home or gut it and rebuild. 

The funds are needed immediately.  It is very dire and you could not be helping out a lovelier, harder working, more giving person who truley needs your helping hand. 

Thank you, from me and from all of us who love her. 
May your generosity return 1000x over. 

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    • $50 
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    • $50 
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    • $150 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jennifer Simpkins 
Las Vegas, NV
Velvet Stacy