Fire damage recovery

Hi there, we have tragically lost our business and livelihood to an unexpected fire caused from a cordless power tool battery explosion only minutes after my partner walked out of work . Tim saw smoke coming from the shed and turned back only to see all our hard work going up in flames and not a thing he could do to save it. We are just the average family and been working so hard to build up my partners dream and passion of building unique furniture and its all gone in just minutes . Customer orders, machinery, tools, mowing business which helped to pay our bills ARGH and over $30,000 in stock and materials that had taken such a long time to build up . I’m asking for help which is so out of my comfort zone and would appreciate any help at all to try recover some loss so we can purchase more tools and materials to rebuild the lost customer orders and start over again . We unfortunately have no insurance to cover our loss as we were unable to yet afford it with costs of living , children to feed , bills to pay, house and car insurance and the list goes on. As a lot of you would understand this.… we thought it will be OK and we will get insurance as soon as we can afford it as nothing will happen anyway and never expected a simple cordless battery explosion could destroy our lives ... So wrong , devastated and not knowing how much we will also need to pay from our neighboring shed as they have extensive damage to recover as well BLAH … Any help would be so greatly appreciated .


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Leesa Sheedy 
Toowoomba, AU
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