Taylor and Annamaria House Fire

On the morning of July 5th Taylor and Annamaria lost their apartment and everything in it due to a house fire. Annamaria was at home and woken up by the fire next door. She was able to get out safely with their dog Boris and cat Noodles. Because of the speed and severity of the fire their 3 other cats Oreo, Clementine, and Peaches were not able to make it out in time. 

Taylor and Annamaria were allowed back on the premesis after the fire was extinguished to see if they could save any of their belongings.  At this time it appears as if it is a total loss. Everything they own is either charred or has severe water damage. 

Thank you everyone who has offered help and for your kind words to this family. They are extremly grateful and overwhelmed with the support they have been given so far. It will take time to rebuild their lives and receive any assistance from insurance. We have created this page to help them start to get back on their feet. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

If you are uncomfortable donating here,  or have any questions about their needs at the moment please reach out and we can provide further information.


  • Joe Hargadon 
    • $100 
    • 58 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 58 mos
  • Claire Ristau 
    • $25 
    • 58 mos
  • Gina Pacula 
    • $25 
    • 58 mos
  • Meghan Krueger 
    • $25 
    • 58 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lindsay Speight 
Chicago, IL
Taylor Peulen