Mother's recovery from Fire

On Saturday afternoon on 17.06.17, in central Portugal, there began one of the worst fires in the history of the country. Sadly my mother's land, as well as many others lost all of their posessions; homes, clothing, gardens, vehicles. At my mother's home this fire burned the entire land. She lost:
-Her wooden house
-A very loved garden with all it's fruit trees and plants which she lived from, as well as her garden shed.
-A car
And much more.
At the moment, she has a temporary place where she can stay at a friend's place, and the community is helping with food.
Her house wasn't big and expensive, and her life was simple. She doesn't have much, and bought what she has from what she gathered, mostly from inheritance money, some years ago. Her desire would be to live again on her land with a small home. If it is God's will, we're hoping to gather some donations to help in this.
Even though there was lost many material things, we are happy that it was just material. Many people were injured, and others lost loved ones.
We hope you may help, whether small or great. Thank God for your consideration.

For those that don't have a credit card and want to make a transfer, you can send to my wife's Paypal can receive and send her funds also:

And my mom's bank account in Portugal which she can receive funds directly with herself.

Name: Roxana Grapa

IBAN: PT50 0045 3332 4024 1166 7825 9


Anything helps! Thank you so much!This

This was my mother's home.
This was the car that was lost
This was the house, it wasn't actually two floods. But the bathroom underground was built out of stone. The rest is just the foundation of the upstairs.
This was the kitchen.
Another perspective of the loss of the house. Thank God a storage container,  saving a few items remained.

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  • Anonymous 
    • €40 
    • 32 mos
  • Rivelino Montenegro 
    • €100 
    • 32 mos
  • Priscilla Guzman 
    • €30 
    • 32 mos
  • Amy Cavender 
    • €100 
    • 32 mos
  • Tony Pace 
    • €1,000 
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Christian Israel 
Saint John, NB
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