Family Home Badly Burned

At approximately 315 am, 12/9/17, I was woken up by the blaring sound of the fire alarm and one of my dogs barking. I had one dog in bed with me, grabbed him and ran to the back door. I was able to get out in my pajamas, bare feet, and tried to get in the other half of the duplex, where my son was. I couldnt get in the back door, but luckily, he saw me outside and came out the back door. We called 911, and watched helplessly as the house my grandpa built in 1961 burned. The house is badly damaged, the picture is all that is left of the living room, including several irreplaceable items including pictures of my mom and grandparents, all deceased. We have been staying at my sons big brothers house, but that is very temporary. Unfortunately, a few years ago, we were robbed and after filing a claim, the insurance company dropped us, so the house is uninsured and living pay check to pay check as it is. I am at a loss having to ask for help, I dont do helpless but I guess the sobering reality is that we do need help. Depending on how much we can get will be able to raise will be the difference between rebuilding the family home, or abandoning it and moving into an apt. As I sit here, swallowing my pride, I am hoping that the kindness I have shown others will come back to me and my son. We lost alot in this fire- including the dog whos barking helped wake me up and my cat. I am so very grateful that My son, our dog Cody and myself made it out safely. Any help would be appreciated, while we deal with the various emotions we are coping with, and try to figure out what we do next.

Donations

  • Travis Parisi 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • Travis Parisi 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 31 mos
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Organizer

Tara Ziehl Patenaude 
Organizer
Auburn, MA
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