Frank & Gianna Fire Relief Fund
My name is Frank Heiler, my friend Gianna Junk and I are trying to raise funds to get back on our feet and replace some of our belongings after losing everything we own in a sudden house fire.
On August 7th during the middle of the night, a large thunder storm hit our area in South Jersey. A bolt of lightning hit our house, which caused a fire in the roof that spread to the entire upper floor where Gianna and I were living at.
The fire destroyed everything. Everything we both owned was in those rooms that were hit the hardest. We lost our computers, all of our clothing, our beds, cameras, video camera, furniture, jewelry, a tablet, guitars, amps, and so many other things. One of the biggest losses was our original artwork, as we are both artists.
For those who know my work, I personally lost between 60-80 original pieces of art worth between $5,000-7,000 in total, not including my personal items.
Some more information, we're both from New Jersey, and this all happen in South Jersey. This fund will benefit both of us. I'm personally running the campaign for us, the donations once withdrawn will be split evenly between us, 50/50. It will be used to replace some of the belongings we lost, like our furniture, computers, clothing, electronics, hygiene supplies, food, and other basic and personal items. This will also help us get on our feet while trying to find a place to live after our home was destroyed.
Any donations are greatly appreciated to help us out in this very tough time, thank you for your support.
Here's some picture and video of the damages.
One of my roommates was talking with a neighbor who witnessed the fire, they took a small video, although it's low quality, you can see how bad the fire was raging. The window the flames are coming out of was the window that initially shattered inward with the lightning strike, it was also right next to the stairway and our only way out, so if we had hesitated, we could have gotten trapped in there.
I want to thank everyone again for donating and sharing, it means everything to us and it's really going to help us recover from this. Thank you.
I put together a quick video of some of the 5 paintings that I managed to salvage from the fire, the rest were too burned or damaged to save, these are available if anyone is interested in buying them, it would further help to support us after this disaster. Feel free to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the pieces.