My name is Antoinette I am 34 years old a mother of three children, Kevin my son 16, my daughter Adriana 13 and my youngest Aiyanna who is 8.
My life changed Wednesday June 13, 2017 in the early morning hours I woke up to the smell of burning flames and a screaming FIRE ALARM saying FIRE in a panic and a fear for my children's lives. Luckily, I was able to keep my wits about me as I swiftly ushered everyone out and accounted for. My daughter Aiyanna alerted others to get out of their homes to saftey.
Currently, we have no place to go. Our entire home is no longer inhabitable, and so far a projected timeframe for us to be able to return is yetto be determined. It seems like a movie "Some One Please WAKE me" we lost the things we loved. We literally only were able to take the clothes on our back as there was no time to search and think about what to grab as we abruptly evacuated our home for our own safety.
Thankfully, I am very happy to say there were no caualties or injuries from this catastrophic event.
My family and I are reaching out and asking for the HELP! needed during this trying time in our lives. Family, and Friends those who are are able to donate to our fund, please any little bit helps. Basic tangible neccessities for day to day life are also greatly appreciated.
The uncertainty of where we will be able to stay day to day, let alone be able to dress and eat is extremely stressful and overwhelmingly upsetting as you can imagine. Of course, this happens during the time of year when EVERYTHING is booked full due to the high travel season. Right when I think I found a decent, suitable place for the kids and I to hunker down through this, I get down to the fine details and see that not many places are able to accomodate the kids and I for an uncertain amount of time. That leaves us couchsurfing day to day or checking in our out of hotels every two days. As the last of monetary funds American Red Cross donated dwindle down, even with being very sparing and frugle with it, the future looks bleak right now. I still keep my head up for the kids but inside it is taking a toll.
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