I am starting this fundraiser on behalf of my brother and his fiancé. On Wednesday, August 21st a bolt of lightning hit the side of their house, ran down to the stove and exploded the gas lines. Their home was built on a wooden foundation and had wood behind the sheetrock and the rafters were wood as well.
Within minutes their home was completely engulfed in flames and burn to pure ash with their beloved pets inside.
Let me tell you next about my brother and Sam. My brother Gabe is 29 years old. He has worked the same job since high school and has advanced in the small business he works for. He is loyal, caring and hardworking.
His goal every since I could remember was find love and be married by the age of 30. About a year and a half ago he met my sweet soon-to-be-sister-in-law Samantha. He knew he had met his match and he popped the question on Valentine’s Day this year.
Sam is an elementary school teacher and is in currently in college studying education leadership.
Rather than going in debt for a big wedding these two decided to opted to save by building a small apartment out of an existing barn frame on my mother’s property and living there while they saved for the perfect ceremony and put money back for their first home together.
My brother was working on the property almost every day after work for four months and they moved in June of this year.
The unthinkable occured yesterday and their hopes, dreams and well-laid plans went up in smoke due to a freak accident of nature. But overwhelmingly the hardest part of this for them was losing their pets.
My brother and Sam need help getting back on their feet. If you are able to help they would greatly appreciate it. Nothing could be salvaged from their home, everything inside is unrecognizable. If you cannot help monetarily please consider leaving your well wishes below and say a little prayer for these too.