The remains of the house
On October 9, 2017 Mom, Dad and Michella’s (Sam and Kathi’s) house burned to the ground. With Geoff’s and Michella’s help, Mom and Dad were able to leave the house with the dogs and clothes on their back but nothing else. Mich, a former firefighter, helped the firefighters who were trying to save the house but ultimately lost the fight. After being in the Las Vegas shooting, Mich came home expecting calm and a few days later the house burned down. It has not been a good few weeks for her. Everything in the house furniture, clothes and momentos were lost in the fire, not just Mom and Dad’s stuff, but Mich’s as well. Many of you have been asking what you can do to help and I thought this was the best way. Mom, Dad, Geoff, Mich and the dogs, need everything from toothbrushes and dog food to clothes and shoes. (Yes, Dad left with his slippers.) Nothing was insured and I am guessing it is too late to discuss the virtues of renters insurance. I know my parents and sister have helped a lot of people in their time of need and now it is they who need the help. Any donation would be appreciated. All money raised will go to Mich, Mom, Dad and Geoff to help them start the next phase of their life. Mich needs all of her work uniforms, housewares and furniture for her new rental. (Her uniforms are not cheap!) Mom, Dad and Geoff need the same (minus the uniforms) as they figure out their next steps. Baylee, Angel and Vianna (the dogs) lost their home and belongings as well and will need food, leashes, beds, bowls and a few toys to help ease their transition. It has been equally hard on them.
Thank you so much for the support to my family.
If you want your donation to go directly to a specific person please indicate so in the comments.
￼Mich and Baylee at beautiful Spring Lake Park
￼￼￼￼Mom, Dad, Angel and Vianna in front of our house
P.S. Dad’s cell phone did not make it out of the fire in case you are trying to reach him.
The formal stuff!
1. Who are you and where are you from?
Krista Flores, Vienna, VA
2. Your relationship to the parties you are raising funds for? (GoFundMe should not end a sentence in a preposition) Daugther, Sister and cousin
3. How will the funds be spent? (Finally a decent sentence!)
The funds will be spent on clothes, food, housing, toiletries, phone for Dad, housewares, sheets, towels, dog food, dog bowls, and everything needed to make a home.
4. Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the beneficiary.
Michella is going to withdraw it and share it with Mom and Dad.
- Joni Roberts
- Sandra Brandli
- Paula Pruett
- LMarie Smith
Organizer and beneficiary