Help Afton,Tony & kids recover from a house fire
This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to articulate, I also hate asking anyone for anything so that makes this even harder. On Friday June 18th at about 5 pm Tony, our daughter Valencia (cici, she's 11) and myself smelled something burning thinking it was in the basement I ran down there. Little did we know that our attached garage was already engulfed in flames. Someone driving by knocked on our door(this couple was seriously angels sent from heaven) and was yelling for us to get out, at which point there was visible smoke in the house. We got our daughter out, I ran back in for my cat who I got out safe!! Our son Joey (13) was at a friend's house (thank god). We just watched as our house was filled with smoke and flames. I have never felt this helpless in my life. We were renting the house and we do not have renters insurance (yes I know stupid) the fire took everything in our garage and spread to our family room and front living room. The smoke damage is another thing over the next few days we will see what if anything is salvageable (the smell alone is horrible and as you can see by the pictures it is very unlikely anything will be ok to use, especially with the water damage from putting out the fire i have more pictures on Facebook). As of now I know we will need to replace clothes, couches, mattresses, sneakers, my kids bikes, (my son bikes every where so if you have a bike to donate let me know!), bedding, TV also we will need to find a place to live this is a high priority!!(in hilton school district if at all possible, if anyone can help with contacts that would be AMAZING!!) which for that we need security deposit, normal moving costs. We also will need to stay some where in the mean time, As well as food, the list goes on and on. if there is any way you can help us try to get back even a fraction of what was lost if you are able to donate here or if you have something your willing to help us with EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING is greatly appreciated at this very difficult time. Anyone that knows me knows right now I could care less about me or my stuff but my kids lost so much and for them it just isn't fair. We need everyone's help right now we could have never prepared for this, so I humbly ask if you can help even a small amount, anything is appreciated. Thank you please feel free to reach out to me with any questions! Thank you all!