Support for Martínez Family

On Sunday, October 15, we had a small house fire. I say "small" in that everyone was fine and the house is fixable. The aftermath of insurance people (at least 6 different people) and the butt-pain of living in a hotel with my family is exponentially larger than "small."  :-)

Our household consists of me, my parents (Connie & Manuel), my children (Oskar & Tory), and our cats Furgus & Sheba. We were all at home on that relatively nice Sunday afternoon.  Unfortunately, we are now living at a local hotel until the house is ready.


At the request of friends who want a way to support us, I've started this page. Our insurance has a $1000 deductible and the main goal is to have this covered, so my modest income isn't annhilated when the construction bills come due.  

The second reason for this page is to help support our local Pigs N Heat (http://pigsnheat.org/about.html).  I honestly don't know what I would've done if they hadn't been there instantly to pay for our hotel stay and give us some money to live on (because you know this stuff happens between paychecks & on Sundays when insurance companies aren't working). I want to help give back what they gave us so they have it available for the next family who needs it. Please help me do this.
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Organizer

Marlina Martinez 
Organizer
Ishpeming, MI
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