Help Louise Rebuild and Recover

In the early morning hours of February 10th Mitch and I were awakened by the dog barking.  As we came down the stairs out our picture window we saw our elderly neighbor's house almost completely engulfed in flames.  We were panicked thinking she was in her home but to our relief and amazment she was in our garage knocking on our door.  She was completely covered in soot, could barely speak and breath and had only a pair of miss matched slippers and an old coat on.  With in minutes the entire house was completely engulfed.  She tried to get her pets out but was unsuccessful.  The house which was a converted potato house is a total loss.  Louise is in her 80's and for the last 20 years has lived a simple life on the Bootfoot Road.  She is stubborn and independent but most of all proud.  She would never expect anything for free and would certainly not want a hand out of any kind.  She is currently at TAMC and will be for several days.  Our goal is to get a plan in place for her so she can resume her life on the land she loves.  She has nothing.  We are looking for donations to help secure a small building we can put on the sight for her to live.  As a woman who survived World War II in Germany and worked most of her life in New York City at a hotel, she is not afraid of hard work or hard times.  As a community I am hopeful we can take the burden from her and help her as much as possible.  Cash donations of any amount add up quick!  We are also looking for clothing  and shoes for her as well.
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Allison Gehring Wheeler 
Bridgewater, ME
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