Virginia Tech Students' House Fire

My sister Olivia (24), her girlfriend Shea (20) and their two dogs Scout and Bentley were away visiting family when the chimney in their apartment caught on fire, and their entire apartment was destroyed. Along with everything they own. 

Olivia and Shea are both students at Virginia Tech where they study Dietetics and Bio Chemistry; they're very active in their respective communities. Olivia is a straight A student, an avid hiker and an advocate for delicious food - Shea a horse trainer, and the Blacksburg Stable Manager  -- they are the two most compassionate, resilient and hard-working people I know. 

This devastating  tragedy could derail much of their hard work, but I'm determined to not let that happen. So we're reaching out for help, please help offer some support in whatever way you can.  

We feel very lucky that they and their dogs weren't home at the time of the fire, and for that we're very thankful. 

We're working to rebuild what they've lost, help them recover the items that make them feel safe again, as you should in your home. 

Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read this. 

With Gratitude,

Emma, Olivia, Shea, Bentley & Scout

If you would like to send donations, cards, letters of support, please use this address: 

Olivia & Shea
PO Box 10566
Blacksburg, VA 24062 

Clothing sizes, generally:
Olivia - Shirts: Medium Pants: 4 or 6 Shoes: W 10 or 10.5
Shea - Shirts: Small Pants: 2 or 4 Shoes: 9 or 9.5

Dogs:
Bentley, 9 mos old pomeranian size small or XS in dog sizes
Scout, border collie, size Large
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Emma Schwartz 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
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