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Holcombe Family House Fire

$5,100 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 2 months
Created June 7, 2018
96 year old Lizzie Holcombe and her daughter Vanessa Holcombe of Mobile, Alabama lost their home to a fire on May 31, 2018.

Ms. Lizzie and Vanessa are wonderful ladies whose faith in God and kindness to others are a blessing to their neighbors, church family, and everyone they know. Their house is known for the beautiful flowers in the yard and tasty vegetable garden in back.  They have shared both with many throughout the neighborhood.  Ms. Lizzie and Vanessa are so sweet to everyone, and we love them very much.

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On May 31, their home caught fire, and both ladies narrowly escaped. They are OK, but have lost nearly everything they own.  They will need to completely rebuild their home and replace almost all contents.

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Ms. Lizzie and Vanessa need financial assistance ASAP to help get their lives back in order.  Many of us have been greatly  blessed and it's our priviledge to return the many blessings that Ms. Lizzie, Vanessa & God have given us.   Thank you for any help you can give.
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The Holcombe family has removed all salvageable items from the home. These have been cleaned and stored. The family is now working to remove from the remains every single ruined item, or pieces of items, left, keeping a count of everything for insurance purposes. Then the the site is to be prepared for rebuilding.
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This update is 3 weeks after the fire. Vanessa's sister has taken Ms. Lizzie to visit her for several days, while a neighbor is collecting vegetables from their garden. Vanessa, while working and maintaining mortgage payments on the burned home, is working on a list for the adjuster of every item lost, which of course is a large task. An adjuster has looked at the home.

Vanessa is taking things one day at a time, working with insurance, in considering how to proceed. Thankfully, there are neighbors, friends, and family members helping. Interestingly, despite the damage, the front yard is looking nice, with a neatly mowed lawn and the usual beautiful flowers. Please pray for peace of mind for Ms. Lizzie and Vanessa, and a reliance on God to supply their needs, using others as He chooses.
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It's been almost 2 weeks since the fire. I would like to say things are going well, but things are difficult. Many thanks to neighbors who have given gift cards enabling the Holcombes to buy clothes and some other items. Lodging at present is provided, which is a blessing. Vanessa has been working, taking care of Ms. Lizzie, trying to find anything worth keeping (virtually nothing) in the charred remains, and trying to figure out what insurance will do. What they need at present is cash for building and deductibles. They also lost a vehicle.

Neighbors have been watering what's left of their beautiful garden. The Holcombes are also thankful for the help of other friends and neighbors. With all she's doing, Vanessa has been able to also take Ms. Lizzie to gather vegetables left in her garden (I ate some of her delicious green beans this evening.) God bless the Holcombes, and all who are helping and will be helping them during this time.
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$5,100 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 2 months
Created June 7, 2018
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