Rebuilding Our Life

My name is Ashley. On Monday evening a fire devastated Gatlinburg, TN. Thousands were forced to evacuate; my family being one of them. Monday evening was a terrifying evening for my family but luckily my Grandma Nelida, Grandpa Stephen, Mom, Stepdad Shawn, Little Brother Jason, and Cousin Sophia were able to make it out safely. The same cannot be said for their home, it was confirmed this afternoon (Wednesday) that their home along with everything in it had been burned to the ground. They have lost all of their possessions including clothes, shoes, pictures, family memories, etc. I am setting this gofundme up to help them get back on their feet and to allow them to have funds available for bare necessities and whatever else they need in this troubling time. I have directly set this up to withdraw to my parents in Tennessee so that they have the funds that you donate for whatever they need. If you can donate anything; a dollar, five dollars, even a quarter, anything helps! Thank you so much! I have raised the goal amount to help with hotel costs, grocery costs, etc. following the new developments from this morning. Thank you again to all of you.

  • Lauren Whitleigh 
    • $50 
    • 51 mos
  • Paula McLelland 
    • $100 
    • 55 mos
  • Bruce Williams 
    • $100 
    • 55 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 55 mos
  • Pooja Gehi 
    • $200 
    • 55 mos
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Lynette Waite 
Jacksonville, FL
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