Katie Zink's Fund

On the early morning of March 12th, Katie Zink woke to her door being pounded on. She thought it was someone fighting outside, but the pounding continued. Luckily, she went to the door to check out what was going on. She found fireman kicking and pounding on the doors in her apartment. They were telling the residents to “get out” because there was a fire.

Katie tried to grab one of her cats, Guinness, but he jumped out of her arms and ran to hide. Katie got out of her apartment with her cell phone, her keys and the clothes on her back. That is it.

Katie lived on the 3rd floor of the Westlake (Cleveland-area) apartment complex, Barrigton Place. The 3rd floor of the apartment was destroying as the fire caused the roof to cave in on itself. You can read more of the story and see the pictures here:



Thank God, that a fireman called Katie to tell her that they found 1 of her cats, Guinness, and he is alive!!!! However, her others may have been lost in the fire this morning. Guinness is at a vet’s office to be monitored. Please send your prayers.

Katie lost all of her clothes, furniture, make-up, towels, bowls, pans, pictures of family and friends, art work, UT memorabilia, and diplomas. She left her apartment with only what she was wearing, her keys, and her cell phone.

If you can donate $10-$20 to help Katie start to piece her life back together, to buy new scrubs for work (all were lost), to help with a deposit on a new apartment, to help with Guinness medical bills, anything, we as her friends would be so grateful, and we know Katie will be grateful as well.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Emily Creamer 
Toledo, OH
Kathleen Zink 
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