My younger sister Sammy is a senior in high school, who is looking to start college next year, was hit the hardest due to her room being the closest to the fire. She lost everything such as clothes, shoes, school books & supplies, family photos, and other cherished belongings that are irreplaceable. My father was recently forced to leave his job, because the company owed him $18,000 in unpaid salary.
I am a student at Robert Morris University-Chicago. I played on the top hockey team until financial issues with my family unfortunately caused me to drop out of college and in turn made me ineligible to play hockey. My father and I started our own home restoration business about a month before the fire, we have spent a lot of money, and time to get our business going. We do not have the funds to settle in anywhere and my family, our two dogs, and cat are forced to live apart from each other for the time being.
This is the third house we have lost in six years, and I am reaching out for any possible help through these hard times. My family and I thank anyone from the bottom of our hearts, who is willing to help donate anything they can to get us back into a warm home this trying winter.
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- Kathie Spillman
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