Family Homeless Due to Fire

Hello, my name is Colleen Keddy. My family and I were left homeless October 3rd due to the Limberlost fire. Monica Gadal and I are two single mothers with our two daughters Rachel and Jaden. We also have 3 cats and one dog.  We are hoping to raise money to help our family start over again. We would love to find somewhere we all can call home.  

We  would like to use the money donated to us for first and last month's rent, beds, furniture, clothing, food, medicine, vet check for our cats that were trapped in the burning house and also other living needs for a  family with kids and animals. Unforunately, we did not have any content insurance so we need to replace everything.

Since it was at the beginning of the month, we spent most of our money on bills and food for us and our animals so we're left with a minimal amount. We are hoping to get donations soon so we can find a new home to support our family and to take our cats to the vet to make sure they are healthy.  

For the 8 of us to be homeless with nothing, it is difficult to try and picture where we will be next week or even next month. We are unsure about where we will live and how will we ever be able to support our family with nothing. We feel like it will take a miracle to get back a part of what we had. If there is anyway we could find a home for all of us to start to build our lives back up, there would be no words to describe how fortunate and blessed we would be. 

Monica and I are both young single mothers. We had our daughters at a young age so we have been struggling to be the best mothers we can be for our daughters. We feel like our lives were just getting better and we were just starting to get ahead being able to do more for our daughters and our pets. We feel like our opportunity to take care of the ones who depend on us to the best of our ability has been taken away from us. If there is any way in this world we can get back a part of what we have worked so hard for would be the greatest gift that we could ever ask for. We would be so thankful and grateful for the opportunity to live our lives again.

We learned a very hard lesson that makes us realize how fast one can lose everything they have. Any amount you can donate is much appreciated. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.


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Colleen Evans-Keddy 
London, ON
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