Recovery from Fire

Today a fire destroyed my apartment and harmony and I lost everything I worked so hard to get. Many of you know I lease this apartment after fleeing an abusive relationship. Today around noon a fire broke out in our attic I'm unsure as to why and the entire apartment was destroyed because of this fire. We have literally lost everything except the clothes on our backs. I have no savings as a single mom who lives paycheck-to-paycheck and works as hard as she possibly can to give her son the best life she can possibly give. I am devastated. We lost our beloved cats. We lost the baby books. We lost everything I so meticulously put away or saved for harmony. I no longer have any photographs of my son except the ones that were in my wallet. I am terrified and do not have relatives that I can stay with. tonight I am staying at a hotel courtesy of the red Cross but that will only last for so long. I am effectively homeless with a 6 year old child with special needs. I do not know what else to do but to ask for some help to replace what I have lost and to find us a home as quickly as I possibly can I am putting my pride aside to ask for any and every bit of help that I could possibly have. If you are unable to donate I simply asked that you share this and spread the word. I love you all and God bless you I wish this upon no one.
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Jessie Em 
Bound Brook, NJ
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