Rebuilding After a Fire

My name is Summer Collins and I've just been through an apartment fire and need assistance.
The fire started on May 8th around 9:30 pm and consumed all 10 units in my building.  
One person was injured, and 26 tenants including myself have been displaced from our homes.
I am so grateful that everybody survived, and that the City of Greenville fire department was there to put out the fire, which burned all night.

All of my things have either been destroyed or damaged from the disaster (fire, smoke, and water damage) and I am in need of the basics to rebuild my life. 
I left with the clothes I was wearing and my purse after the fire dept. came banging on my door to evacuate.  Now, everything I own fits in the backseat of my car, which has smoke damage as it was blocked in by the fire trucks all night.

Talk about timing, I graduated ECU just a few days before the fire with a BS in Communications, BFA in Theatre Arts, and Magna Cum Laude honors.  I've also been an active member in the Greenville community hosting Open Mics, writing music for plays, and performing in venues all over town. 
I'm a singer, musician, actress, and I'm passionate about creating YouTube videos as a hobby.

I have renter's insurance; however, I only had the minimum coverage for personal damages because I did not expect anything like this to happen.  A lesson learned. 
I got my first taste of how hard this was going to be when I went to TJ Maxx the next day and spent $43 on leggings, a t-shirt, and a sports bra.

I just moved to Charlotte, NC today to start my employment with D&G Entertainment Design performing 6 nights/week at Carowinds Amusement Park.

I love Greenville, and I never thought I'd be leaving the place I've called home for five years with almost nothing.  

I am deeply grateful to anybody who can help during this time. 
Thank you to all the friends and family who have reached out offering support.  
I am in shock, and I'm humbled by this experience. 

Thank you,
Summer

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Summer Collins 
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Charlotte, NC
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