Brandy Bernard Nalls is organizing this fundraiser.
I've been encouraged by my friends to create this account in order for my children & myself to hopefully get assistance in demoing & clearing the debris off my property where my home burned. Also, I'm attempting to obtain some sort of home & rebuilding our lives. I am a single mom of 3 children, & on Saturday 12/9/17, the kids & I suffered a tragedy. Our home burnt down & we lost everything. Where once stood our fully furnished 3 bedroom/2 bath home, now sits a pile of soot covered rubble, blackend wooden beams, black ashes, melted plastic, & unrecognizable debris. We are completely devastated by this loss. Unfortunately, due to a robbery we had in February & filing a claim, my homeowner's insurance company dropped me & no one would insure the house until January because the way the company wrote up the claim, it made it look like 2 claims instead of just the 1. So needless to say, we lost everything & have no way to replace any of it. Not to mention, I'm realizing all of the other things I'm financially responsible for like demoing the remaining structure that's still standing & having the debris hauled off because it can't just sit there due to it being a hazard & a liability. I do not get any financial assistance from my children's father & haven't for 9 years now because he's one of those type dad's, nor anyone else, & I'm not currently working due to medical reasons. Although, losing our home & belongings has been quite tragic, we are still very blessed & thankful that no one was home at the time, including the pets & a friend that had been staying at my house. This is a huge blessing because the fire marshall & investigator told me that no one would've survived the fire had they had been at home. My home was completely engulfed in flames within 25 minutes of the fire starting, I was told by the fire department & neighbors. They had battled the blaze for several HOURS before they could do a primary & secondary search for bodies. The cause of the fire is still undetermined, but they say it was accidental or electrical. We are very fortunate to have not been home at the time, but unfortunate bc we lost not only all of our belongings that weren't with us, but our home...our sentimental memorabilia, our cherished memories, etc. I'm not one that asks for help usually, but in this case, I truly need help & I'll accept all the help I can get. Hopefully, eventually, I'll be able to build a place we can call home once again...but in the meantime, I have a lot I still must figure out how to accomplish. The 1st being, demolition of the structure that is still standing & removal of the debris. The estimate I have received is over $10,000...closer to $13,000. I have found a small mobile home on Craigslist that will need some work but that's fine for $1,900 & will need to get it moved to my property, but at least we will have a home of our own again, especially when we are about to be put out on the street in the middle of the winter due to unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for anything you might be able to help with, no amount is too small because each penny or dollar adds up & prayers are much needed & appreciated as well. Thank you & bless you.