Help Loyda and Family Recover from House Fire

On April 5, 2019, a devastating house fire struck the apartment shared by my sister, Loyda Ikatu, her family, and my mother. The fire gutted their apartment, destroyed their possessions, and tragically took the life of Gatis, their two year old rescue cat. They are in urgent need of a place to stay, clothing, and money to pay for their mounting expenses.

Unfortunately, because they had only moved into the apartment five days earlier, they had not yet finalized a renter's insurance policy.  This latest blow comes only 18 months after their previous home, a houseboat, was destroyed by Hurricane Irma. 

No one is ever prepared for such an unexpected and devastating loss, and that's why we - her family, friends, and the community - want to pull together and show our love and support by helping with this immense financial burden.

All proceeds from this campaign will support Loyda and her family. Please help them get back on their feet, and begin to heal from this tragic loss.

Thank you so much!

- Ruth Paredes

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El 5 de abril de 2019, un devastador incendio acabo con el departamento compartido por mi hermana, Loyda Ikatu, su familia y mi mama. El fuego destruyó el apartamento, sus posesiones, y trágicamente tomó la vida de Gatis, la gatica que Loys rescato hace 2 años. Necesitan urgentemente un lugar donde vivir, ropa y dinero para arrancar de cero nuevamente.

Desafortunadamente, como solo se habían mudado al apartamento cinco días atras, aún no habían finalizado la póliza de seguro de inquilino. Este último golpe llega solo 18 meses después de que su hogar anterior, una casa flotante, fue destruida por el huracán Irma.

Nadie está preparado para una pérdida tan inesperada y devastadora, y es por eso que nosotros, su familia, amigos y la comunidad, queremos unirnos y mostrar nuestro amor y apoyo ayudando con esta inmensa carga financiera.

Todos los ingresos de esta campaña apoyarán a Loyda y a su familia. Por favor ayudemoslos a levantarse y recuperarse de esta trágica pérdida.

¡Muchas gracias! - Ruth Paredes

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Ruth Paredes 
Organizer
Key West, FL
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