A refugee family of nine lost everything in a fire in their apartment complex early Sunday morning. The tragic fire killed two neighbors and forced the family to flee in their bare feet and pajamas. The fire started next door but spread into their unit.
They lost everything -- shoes, clothes, furniture, dishes, family pictures... everything in the home they have worked so hard to make for themselves since arriving in this country. While they are still shaken by the horrible tragedy, they are thankful to be alive. This fund raiser will help them buy new clothes, shoes, and furniture, and help them pay security deposit and move-in costs at a new apartment.
I am a close family friend who has known the family for several years. I am helping them with this fund raiser with their knowledge and consent. 100% of funds raised will be given to the family to help them start over again. Please give what you can to help this wonderful family in a time of need.
(photo credit: Katharine Kimball)
- Jean Wilson
- Janet Gillespie
- Lael Pinney
Organizer and beneficiary
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