A Life Burned To Ashes


My name is Jay accompanied by my fiancée Nicole. We live in Leesburg, Va.  A couple years back, we met an amazing person named Pat  when we needed a place for our animals. He has always been very generous and treats our animals like his own. In addition to the animals, he quickly became a part of our family and will always be. We have set up this fund because family always looks out for one another. 
Our Friend and Care Taker of our animals, Pat, had built a home from the ground up in Lovettsville, Va some odd years ago. He had fencing for animals and bigger space in his heart. In addition to his pets, he cares for 6 of our animals on a daily basis and came to love each and every one of them, as we came to love him.  He never asked for help, but would give the shirt off of his back to make sure you were ok. His brother and sister in law lived with him too. He didn't drink, didn't smoke, just a good ol boy.
Yesterday, a tradegy took place and a fire started in his garage. Being in a rural area, the fire fighters had no way to get an excess amount of water and couldn't control the flames. They quickly spread and engulfed the entire house. Within a matter of hours, many years of memories disintegrated. Countless tools, vehicles, clothes, everything... gone.
Devastation to say the least, but somehow that man still smiled and kept a positive outlook, saying it's gonna be ok. All while being in his boxers and socks..
Insurance will pay for this.. eventually, maybe a few months out, maybe a year. But until then, he has nothing. We're giving what we can for clothes, food, etc but it's not going to be enough. He can say he's good to go but he's not. We're not asking for a lot, just a helping hand that this man would give to anyone.
There would be nothing better than to give Pat the financial support he needs and to show that he's cared for by many, The funds will be used for him and his family, including pets. The insurance process can be drawn out and we don't want to see him suffer throughout it. He needs many things along with his brother Tom and sister in law Diane that live with him, as they didn't have time to grab anything during the fire.  His bank account will be directly linked to this so that he has immediate access to the funds. Thank you in advance and we'll keep everyone updated. Please share!

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Organizer and beneficiary

Jay Stewart 
Organizer
Lovettsville, VA
Pat Goodman 
Beneficiary
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