Hello friends - our dearest friends, Debi and Mike Kolar, have had a shocking and tragic start to the new year. They awoke this morning to a loud explosion, to find that their house was ablaze. The blaze spread quickly and within minutes, the house was totally gutted. They literally got out with only their pajamas, and have lost almost everything they own. The most gut-wrenching loss is that of their beloved dog and cat, Andre and Blue.
While they escaped without personal injury, the emotional and financial injury is beyond measure. They need financial help to replace all of their possessions. Imagine what it is like to wake up with absolutely nothing. No clothes, no furniture, no dishes, no photos, no computer, no medications... think of everything that you use every single day. And then imagine having it suddenly and literally go up in smoke. That is what they are going through.
We cannot bring back the loss, but we can show Debi and Mike that they are not alone. They have many, many friends that they have cultivated and nurtured over the years. Now is the time to stand with them through this devastating moment in their life and show them the true meaning of friendship.
Anything you can give will help them get back on their feet and get them into a new place to live. (In the meantime, they are staying with us - and others have offered their homes as well.)
If you cannot donate, please send healing thoughts and prayers to them!
And remember to count your blessings and hug your loved ones close to you tonight. Tragedy strikes without warning, and you never know what tomorrow brings.