Funktown Fire Recovery

Yesterday, my roommate Anthony and I lost just about everything in an apartment fire while we were out of town. We don't know yet what happened but the unit above ours was lost too and the building is off limits. The fire department let us through to collect anything salvageable but there is not much left. Right now we honestly don't know what to do. All our furniture, thousands in electronics and records, my life's work as an artist and all my supplies, musical instruments, tons of sentimental items, most of our clothes, and worst of all our pet, a cat named Lana.

We will never be able to replace everything. We have no idea how much it would cost to replace everything. What we need to figure out in the immediate future is where we are going to stay and what to do with the belongings we can salvage if any.  As far as the rest of this process, cash for all kinds of expenses like food, clean-up, restoration of art and documents, and I'm sure plenty of things I can't think of right now. Please please please if you can spare anything at all it would mean a lot to us.
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Zack Knight 
Oakland, CA
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