Have you ever been to the Rich family home? Or been around their sweet family of four? We would describe any space or shelter they make their home as "cozy, inviting, welcoming and full of love" and we want to help. They are displaced for the moment, but not without so many sending them loving thoughts and prayers.
Early Friday morning, Chrissy, Joey, Stella and Roma Rich awoke to a fire ablaze outside. Barely grabbing their coats and boots, they ran outside. Within minutes, part of their beloved new home was becoming engulfed in flames. Firefighters worked hard to extinguish the fire that started in the new build next door and also bravely saved their beloved cat. While we are beyond grateful they are safe, we know the process of salvaging and rebuilding is just the beginning.
With only the clothes on their backs, due to smoke and water damage, they went to Target last night and purchased a few things. It is hard for them to wrap their minds around what else they may need at this point and SO many wonderful friends and family have offered to help. We know insurance will cover many expenses eventually, but we are hoping this will help them feel wrapped in love too so they can take tender care of themselves, bring a little bit of joy, and let them know that we are here for them.
We will make sure all proceeds get to the Rich Family and if there is any funding that is unused, or reimbursed from the insurance company for various needs, it will be donated to a charity of their choice.
It is the people that make the space. They have each other and are safe. All will be cozy again.
Thank you for your kindness,
Kristin Garner, Lauren Persichetti, and Michelle Persichetti
"What if you remembered this: Everything you have ever endured so far in life, you have survived...Maybe a trial will happen again. Maybe a trial is happening right now. And maybe, once again, you will survive it. (All signs point to YES. After all, you have done it before.)...You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your own golden wings….Be brave, have faith. You can do this." - Elizabeth Gilberthttp://www.cleveland19.com/story/30974143/breaking-multiple-homes-on-fire-in-cuyahoga-falls