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Birdsnest Place House Fire Fund

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My name is Janice Speer and this is my neighbors' house in Ashburn Virginia.  Or at least this is what it used to look like.  They just moved in, this lovely family of five, the Elkhoueirys,  about 6 weeks ago, from California by way of Qatar.  They were just counting their blessings that they weren't in the LA fires right now.  And then the unthinkable happened, a fire here, in their new rental home, the home that they had just furnished and were setting up for Christmas.  
Two parents and three kids, all under 11 years old, are devastated.  They got out with the clothes on their back, mom's purse and phone and dad's wallet.  One of the boys didn't even have a shirt or coat and no one has shoes.  
Anything you can do to help them would be greatly appreciated.  They will need clothes, shoes, household goods, furniture, they'll need to start from scratch. 
And of course, it's almost Christmas.  With three small children who have lost everything.  
The sooner we get funds the better as they've already been told by their insurance company that they will only be put up in a hotel for four nights.  They're staying with neighbors tonight, trying to manage the shock of what just happened to them.  
100% of funds raised will go directly to the affected family and will be used to replace everything that they have lost, clothing, toiletries, household goods and supplies, furniture, toys, books, and everything that you see when you look around your own home right now.  
These campaign funds are going directly into the bank account of Rita Elkhoueiry, our beneficiary.  

Thank you for your generous support and Merry Christmas!


  • Myra Khan
    • $310 
    • 6 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Janice Zipf Speer
Ashburn, VA
Rita Elkhoueiry

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