Gaffney Family Fire Fund

$27,035 of $27,500 goal

Raised by 354 people in 2 months
Created February 1, 2019
January 31, 2019 Tim Gaffney woke to the smell of smoke. The entire garage was engulfed and it was quickly moving to the house. He woke Ryan and Tara and they were able to get out. Janeen and Sofia were in MA at a skating event. 

Flash forward 24 hours and my oldest friend in the world and her family are homeless. 

The Red Cross has put them up in a hotel and friends have rallied around them.  But this is just day 1
Our hope of course is that insurance will cover the larger losses. House. Cars. Boat. It’s all the small things that add up.  Clothes. Toiletries. Shoes. Coats. 

We are asking for any help you can provide to get this family through the next really difficult months until they find their new normal.  

Anyone not comfortable with sending money is more than welcome to send gift cards.  Anything- I mean anything - will be so appreciated. 

Thank you on on behalf of Tim. Janeen, Ryan, Sofia and Tara.
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To our Village and Communities,
We thank you for your very generous support these last several weeks as we begin to recover from the fire. We have gone from feeling a loss of nearly everything to feeling truly blessed. In each area of our lives there has been a community of people who have gathered to assist us. From members of our families, our church, our neighborhoods and schools, our hometowns, members of the Washington Figure Skating Club and other skating organizations (including our beloved Team Ashburn and One Team MVMT), members of local and distant fire departments, our fellow drama and chorus families, and the many strangers who have contributed - all of you have reminded us that there is so much good in this world. It is where we shift our focus in those moments of loss and sadness.

All of you have helped us to move forward, from simple cups of tea and a listening ear, to restocking of toys and clothing, to donations for rebuilding our lives in a future home. To our family, friends, and neighbors, you have been instrumental in helping us maintain some stability and normalcy. To our skating and synchro community, thank you for helping us to “#get up” - as skaters always do, we will, too!

To the many people who we have not had the pleasure of meeting, your kindness is especially moving, and we promise that we, too, will pay it forward.

The Gaffneys
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The family finished moving into their rental home today. Kids love it! And they were planning to finally bring Sara home. Tons to do but grateful to be out of the hotel.
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Great great news! Looks like we’ve found a new home for the next year. About 10 minutes from their current house, close to both schools and all other activities! They could me in next week!!! ❤️❤️❤️
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“Making Lemonade” at the hotel. Beautiful afternoon for homework by the pond.
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Raised by 354 people in 2 months
Created February 1, 2019
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