Helping us move forward

In the early morning hours on Monday January 15th the Bethlehem Fire Department was called to our complex due to having no water pressure and the neighboring townhouse hearing their walls creak and crack. At first the BFD told us to gather what we can and find a safe place to go for the night while they waited  for the building inspector along with anyone else they needed to get out there to inspect. Within minutes of trying to think what we needed to grab for us and the kids, we were told to get out now as there was smell of natural gas. The CO2 level in one of the houses was so high that it was even unsafe for the firemen to enter. We left for his dads house with the kids and the dog for somewhere to sit and wait. By 9am when Brian went back to the scene, there was a sign stating condemned and we would no longer be able to enter our residence. We were told by the engineer we had an hour to get out what we could, meaning essentials only, nothing more. We got our clothes we needed since we only had the clothing on our back and grabbed a few toys for the kids to play with. Everything else had to stay. We are being told that this could take upwards of 2 months if it can be fixed by the civil engineer. That leaves the 5 of us and the dog to figure out where to live while this is all happening. We were given enough from the Red Cross to be in a hotel room for 6 days, but we still need to feed ourselves and gas our vehicle to make it to work. If you could help with any amount, whether it be $1, we would appreciate all the help in this time of need to help us get back on our feet. This would also help us to possibly get in a new residence if we cannot get back into ours. There are many expenses to getting a new place like security and one month rent right up front. Our current complex has nothing available until at least April so they cannot help us move in there either at this time. We love you all and thank you for your prayers and support during this difficult time.


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Katie Tarboro 
Bethlehem, PA
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