The story doesn't begin or end here, thankfully. This isn't the first house fire Bobby and Scotty have had to endure. In 2011, while out walking their dogs, they returned to their original home engulfed in flames., due to an electrical fire. The home was a total loss, but no lives were lost. It took two years to rebuild from there. At that time, someone was kind and generous enough to donate them a new mobile home and a new roof for their new home. They were so hopeful for the future and their lives together. They moved into their home in 2013.
Fast forward to present times... Bobby and Scotty were married in October 2016. They welcomed puppies into their home in early 2017. Maddie, Bobby's sister, lives with them part time. All of Bobby and Scotty's friends see their happy posts on social media - still reminiscing about their beautiful wedding, their closeknit group of family and friends, and all the dog photos. So many adorable dog photos.
Today, a day of heartbreak. August 10, 2017, the morning of the fire, Bobby heard the smoke alarm going off. It was about 1:30am, he went to check on what was going on. He went into the Kitchen/Living Room area and saw the flames. He hurried to tell Maddie and Scotty to jump out the windows. This was their only escape route from the fire. They could not access the doors. He uncrated the dogs and ran back to the room. The dogs followed him, but sadly got lost in the smoke somewhere along the way. Scotty and Maddie broke out the windows and escaped the house. Bobby ran back to try to find their sweet dogs... between the flames, smoke and all the yelling, he was unable to locate them. By this time the fire was closing in and he had to jump out the window to save himself.
A time to rebuild, again. Bobby & Scotty need our help as their friends, family and community. Sadly, they have recently also have been subjected to three separately recorded homophobic slurs and threats against them personally, which have been reported to police. While we don't yet know what caused the fire, we do know they will need support.
You can help out monetarily here or by donating in person at any Whatcom Educational Credit Union branch to their account - just ask to donate money to Scotty Sires's account. They can look it up by his name. Check or cash donations can also be picked up. Please just message us and we will arrange to pick up. Donations can also be sent to Bobby & Scotty Sires, c/o Abby Yates, PO Box 58, Everson, WA 98247.
Physical donations can also be arranged for household goods, gift cards, etc. A Meal Train is also being set up and the link will be added to this page. Thank you so much for taking the time to care for this young, sweet family. They truly are wonderful people deserving of our support and help during this tragic time of grieving.
*** All money donated to this gofundme will be transferred next day automatically to Bobby & Scotty's bank account. They are the sole recipients of any funds donated here. Thank you!
- Gary Tubesing
- Charles Barnhill
- Lona Johnson
- Greg Robinson
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