Help my family survive their fire

$21,250 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 227 people in 21 months
Today my sister in law Carol Woytych felt the devistation of what a fire can do..how it could change a life in an instant.  Today, five of my family members are now homeless, hoping to somehow repair the damage from a fire that tore through their home on this beautiful sunny afternoon, the only house she has even known.  A place where she built her empire, raised her four children on her own after losing her husband to cancer in 1991.  She  shared her home with her son Timothy, daughter Anna and her fiance Andrew and their daughter Molly James.  They all survived but now they have no place to call home.   

It's going to take many months of hard labor, sweat and tears to put their home back together.   The siding needs to be replaced, new roof and windows and all of her appliances and furniture are gone.  They have nothing left but a shell on half of the house.  The entire inside is destroyed.

 Unfortunately Carol was placed with a decision to either have knee surgery on both knees, where if the surgery wasen't done would eventually cripple her or buy house insurance for her home.   It's sad to have to make these decisions and never thought that this fire would take her home from her and her family.

So many families don't realize how sometimes you have to make a decision financially to choose..food on the table, clothes on your back..a warm place to call home..health insurance/home insurance.  We're not all fortunate to be able to have all these comforts and sometimes we take all of these comforts for granted.

Carol was never rich, but rich in love for her family and grandchildren.  She opened her heart and home to whomever needed a place to stay without asking for anything in return.  She is a welcoming person who would never turn her back on friends and family or total strangers.  She has never asked for a handout and has worked for everything she owns.

Today, I ask you to please open your hearts and somehow find a way to contribute to help put this family back in their home and help repair the damage from the fire that destroyed their safe haven. 

She's been through way too much heartache in her life but always finds a way to look at the bright side of everything.  That must be the Irish in her..to never give up..to always have faith and to carry on and move forward.

Please...any donation would help.
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OMG...so close to 21,000. We are so overwhelmed at the out pour of support for my family. It has truly warmed our hearts to see so many people come together to help a wonderful family in need. From the people that have donated money, to the people that have spent endless hours of labor to fix her home and to the companies that have donated we are so blessed. You have all earned the title of home town heroes. There are no words to say how grateful we are .
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Alleluia! It is finally fixed. Now Carol has access to the account and can withdraw funds. Thank God!
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When I started this gofundme for Carol I want everyone to know that I have no control when it shows the top donors. That is something that gofundme puts up. So please don't get offended when this appears. I have no control over this. Any and all donation, no matter how big or small are appreciated. Now if only we could withdraw the funds it would be fantastic. For some reason gofundme has put a freeze on withdrawing the funds for her. I have sent numerous emails to fix this but there is no resolution to this issue. If any of you know how to fix this please let us know.
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Please help me withdraw funds and allow me the campaign manager to have access to this account for my sister in law
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Linda Breault Conroy
21 months ago
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It is truly overwhelming to see the love and support you have all shown to help my sister in law and her children. There are truly no words to describe the gratitude and generosity in just 24 hours. Please keep spreading the word. It's a long road ahead, but with all the love and support she will pull through.

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Carol Conroy Woytych
21 months ago
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I am truly humbled and so very grateful to all who have donated to this fund. So many I don't even know. I may have never helped you but I always try to help others. I love the pay it forward mentality. I truly hope that those that give will get in return. Thank you all so much. You are helping me so that I may help my family to keep a roof over their head. God bless you all.

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Linda Breault Conroy
21 months ago
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If you would rather make a donation in person you can reach out to any Conroy member

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Rebecca Rochelle
21 months ago
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I spent 4 years in Chicopee in college (Elms). Praying for y'all

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$21,250 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 227 people in 21 months
Created February 19, 2017
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Linda Breault Conroy
21 months ago
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3

It is truly overwhelming to see the love and support you have all shown to help my sister in law and her children. There are truly no words to describe the gratitude and generosity in just 24 hours. Please keep spreading the word. It's a long road ahead, but with all the love and support she will pull through.

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Carol Conroy Woytych
21 months ago
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I am truly humbled and so very grateful to all who have donated to this fund. So many I don't even know. I may have never helped you but I always try to help others. I love the pay it forward mentality. I truly hope that those that give will get in return. Thank you all so much. You are helping me so that I may help my family to keep a roof over their head. God bless you all.

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Linda Breault Conroy
21 months ago
2
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If you would rather make a donation in person you can reach out to any Conroy member

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Rebecca Rochelle
21 months ago
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1

I spent 4 years in Chicopee in college (Elms). Praying for y'all

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