House fire

28891402_1523043[phone redacted]_funddescriptionHello friends and family! I come to you with this story because my family is in great need of your help. If you know my family, you know that we are rarely the ones to ask for help. But this time, it is beyond what we can handle. On Wednesday, April 4th an electrical fire started just outside of the garage where my mother’s car was parked. It was in the evening and my family were doing their routine activities, like getting ready for bed and showering, when one of my sisters looked outside and saw the garage on fire. The fire was spreading so fast that my family only was able to grab some important documentation and jump outside in the freezing weather. My mother tried to get back in to stop the fire, but there was nothing she could do because the fire was spreading so quickly and it was too dangerous. The firemen did put out the fire, but my mom’s car and most of the house was destroyed . When my father found out the news, he rushed home with my youngest sister. He was in such a panic  that on the way he was involved in a serious car accident which resulted in the loss of his car as well . So in one night our family lost their home and both of vehicles!

My mother built our house located just outside of Moscow a few years back, from the ground up. She was involved in every aspect of our homes construction. The house was lovely because my mom loved taking care of our house, and she put all her heart into it. After losing the car and the house, I have never seen my mother so down and depressed. I must say that my mother is the most giving person I know. She has always put the needs of others first, but now she is in need of others help.  A few years ago my mother’s business was slowing down and she had to close her stores. The economy is Russia is in a very bad place, and my family has very minimal income. You might be wondering, what happened to the home insurance? Well unfortunately in Russia the insurance policies are a scam, and you end up paying a lot of money monthly, while receiving small payouts for your loses. My family could not afford that. You may also be wondering, why $50 000? This is the cost of rebuilding the roof and the walls of the house. This monetary figure  does not include the expenses to fix the water, gas, and electrical systems or the purchase of the two vehicles that were destroyed that same night.  We are just asking for a minimal donation so we can start rebuilding my family's lives and home. We appreciate any help, any prayer, any share, any retweet, any repost, and any donation. Every dollar will make a difference and it will be accepted with a grateful heart. We are praising God that no one was hurt and also, we are overwhelmed with the amount of love and support we have received so far. I am trying to do everything I can to help my family, and hope we can rally together to help my family in this difficult time. Thank you for taking your time to read our story and please share with others.


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Katerina Nikolaevna Rasstrigina 
Madison, AL
Tatyana Kovtun Schober 
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