Each day has brought new challenges that Janis has met by keeping her focus on the gratitude she feels for what she does have—her life, her health, her friends, and all that the universe has given her. This week, she and a team of her friends were allowed one hour to walk up to her 6th floor apartment and grab what they could. Firefighters had been forced to cut through the roof to an attic to contain the fire, seriously compromising the ceiling in her top floor apartment and leaving watermarks showing at least 5 inches of water in the apartment. She moved all that was carried out to a $250/month storage unit now filled with bags of wet, sooty, smoky belongings. She has begun the difficult task of sorting through her belongings to determine what can be saved. Unfortunately, she had no renters insurance, so is in need of funding to help restore her life and business as an artist. She will need to have her clothing restored or replaced, buy a new computer and monitor so she can make a living, rent workspace and find a way to replace all of her household items. Those of you who know Janis understand that she is not at all materialistic, and she is quick to remind us that she has much to be grateful for. While she and Team Janis were grabbing her belongings, they were also able to rescue a cat belonging to another tenant and reunite the kitty with its owner. Janis knows what is important, but we would like to be able to help her recoup some of her physical belongings as well.
If there is any way that you could help, it would be so appreciated. We just want Janis to feel the love.
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