House fire

On 12-26-2020 - Our neighbors - who we share a direct wall with  - Had an electrical fire. The fire quickly spread to our bedroom wall, to the unit above us- and took everything in its destruction. Thankfully, I (Claudia) was able to get out, get our dogs out, and help evacuate the dog upstairs. 

Unfortunately, the only help we've gotten from our landlords were texts like " We have ___________ unit available for immediate occupancy, rent is $1,050 , etc. etc." 

They never showed up to the scene, they had no intention of even boarding up the complex - that still had SOME of our valuables. We (the tenants) had to call them to ask them when they were going to do so - their response "We had no idea the fire was that bad, we'll send someone out now" - only to find out they boarded up the units that were salvageable - and not our windows that led directly to what WAS our bedroom/home. 

The direct result to that? A bunch of people/strangers/homeless ravaging through what was left in the debris. 

Joaquin and I are trying to get the necessary funds to basically buy are necessities (bed/couch/home essentials) AND trying to get the necessary funds for 1st months rent/Security Deposit/ Pet Deposit (we have 2 dogs).

In addition, we plan to pursue legal action against our landlords. For negligence. So if you know of a Tenant Lawyer in Dallas, TX 75203 (Dallas is the county the fire took place at) - Please reach out to Joaquin or I . This campaign will help directly fund our needs for legal action, and to be able to rent out a new apartment 

If you prefer to donate via Venmo/Zelle/Cashapp/Paypal - please email me or text me or IG DM me for that info. 

We plan to update this as often as we can with whatever information also comes our way.

Thank you all, we know times are already hard. 


Joaquin & Claudia

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Claudia Blanco 
Dallas, TX
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