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Sisters house burned by Smokehouse Creek Wildfire

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Hi, my name is Christina and I am fundraising for my baby sister, Angela, her five kids and Husband who have lost everything to the wild fires of Texas panhandle burning up the homes in Fritch Texas.

They are alive and sleeping in a motel in Borger with nothing to return to and nothing in hand. Where once there 5 children played on a farm with chickens, dogs, bunnies only ashes remain. My sister didn’t have insurance on her possessions and it was my parents farm so literally my sister’s family has nothing but the clothes on their backs.

All of their food and possessions were burned up and I’m just trying to raise something to ease the burden of their present situation living in motels and being in need of basic hygiene supplies.

Kitty that is in heaven!

If you’re in DFW and have clothes or other items you’d like to give here are there sizes:

Emma: WomensXS 5
Ethan: 10/12 5
Elijah: 8 5
Evelynn: 6 12
Elliott: 3T/4T 10
Angela: 4/Medium size 8.5 shoe
Shane: Pants 38/30 Shirt XXL 9EE Shoes 10.5 wide

Text me for pickup or drop off in McKinney Tx and I’ll get them to my sister this weekend: nine-seven-two-eight-nine-seven-nine-zero-six-zero

you can Venmo my sister personally @Anzilla101

If you’d like to mail something to the family text me at the number above and I’ll give you the best address to mail to when I find out.

The Smokehouse Creek Fire is now the largest wildfire in state history, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service, which said the fire has grown to an estimated 1+ Million acres.

Where the 4 bedroom house used to be.

Thirty of the largest wildfires occurred in the state between 1988 and 2022, with the largest being the East Amarillo Complex at 907,245 acres in 2006.
The Big Country Fire in 1988, now the third largest, burned 366,000 acres, followed by Perryton in 2017 at 318,156 acres, and Rockhouse Fire at 314,444 acres.

6 Carport covered parking

Huge barn that housed the chickens and farm equipment.

Urgent Appeal: Help Us Rebuild After Losing Everything in a Fire

As my sister's family tries to piece their lives together, they find themselves in desperate need of basic furniture and household items to create a semblance of normalcy for their family.

We are reaching out to the community in the hopes of finding assistance in acquiring the following items for my sister Angela's family in the Texas Panhandle:

  • Farmhouse Table (Seats 7): A place where we can gather as a family to share meals and create new memories.
  • Twin Beds (2 Sets): For our children to have a comfortable and safe place to rest at night.
  • Full-Size Bed: Another essential for our family's sleeping arrangements.
  • Queen/King Bed: While not a necessity, a larger bed would greatly improve our comfort and rest.
  • Dressers (7): To store our clothing and personal belongings.
  • Living Room Set (Seats 7): A comfortable space for us to relax and spend time together.
  • Washer and Dryer: Essential for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene for our family.
  • Dog Beds: Our furry companions also lost everything in the fire, and we want to ensure their comfort.

In addition to these items, we have specific needs for our children:

  • Vanity and Desk for Emma: A dedicated space where she can pursue her passion for art and creativity.
  • Loft Beds with Desks for the Boys: Maximizing space and functionality in their room.
  • Full or Day Bed with Trundle for Emma: Ensuring she has a comfortable sleeping arrangement.
  • Full Bed for Evie and Elliott: Accommodating their shared sleeping arrangements.

Furthermore, we lost all of our books and homeschool supplies, so any assistance in replenishing these resources would be greatly appreciated. Bookshelves would also help us organize and store these items efficiently.

While our hearts are heavy with the weight of my family's loss, we remain hopeful that our community will rally around not only my sister's family in their time of need but also my parents who lost their farm. Your generosity and support will not only help us rebuild my sister's home but also restore our faith in humanity.

If you have any of the mentioned items to donate or know of resources that could assist my sister please contact us thru here of go to the nextdoor link below for contact info. Your kindness will make a world of difference to my sister's family of 7 as they try to navigate this challenging time.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story and consider our request. We are forever grateful for any help you can provide. We are gathering these items from now until March 10th in the DFW area.

Any over collections will go to other families that have lost everything. Nothing will go to waste everything will go to this family or another family that has lost everything in the Smokehouse Creek fire.

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Christina Watson
McKinney, TX
Angela Grisham
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Tracy Grisham
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