Linda's House Fire Recovery Fund
On the morning of Friday May 27th, the farmhouse that Linda Marcera (my mom) and her boyfriend Randy Harrison's were living in, caught on fire. They barely made it out of their house with only the clothes on their backs. With no cell phones or keys, they had to watch all of their belongings burn until help happened to go by.
They helplessly watched their lives go up in flames, including all of their clothes, her piano, things she had saved from her father and brother who passed away, baby shower gifts she had bought and made for her expecting daughter, our childhood pictures and videos, and many rustic Amish collectibles she had found over the decades. Sadly, they did not have any insurance and are now starting the long road to recovering their lives.
To make matters worse, as it was Memorial Day Weekend, her motorhome parked in the driveway packed with gifts for friends and family, ready to go on our annual trip to the Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival. The fully packed motorhome also completely burned in the blaze with everything else that she owned, including her Martin guitar.
This GoFundMe is dedicated to helping my mom rebuild her life. She has nothing left to her name except for her car. Anything anyone can donate will help my mom rebuild her life. We're just discovering what she needs to replace and as time goes on, clothes, food, furniture, housewares.
We are so thankful to have such amazing friends and family!
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Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support!
- Chris and Alissa
We're so close to our next goal so please share if this if you get a moment. A local fundraiser at the Lightstreet Hotel will also be coming up in early July so be on the lookout for that Facebook event coming soon!
Thank you again to everyone for simply being such kind and compassionate people. Our mom has truly been touched by all of you!
My mom's two cats are still in need of a foster home as well, Purrl and Starr - if you or anyone you know in the Bloomsburg area is able to take in two loving cats until my mom gets back on her feet, please let us know!
Any letters or notes of support can be sent to our address:
7 Kent Rd
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
While my mom isn't quite at the point yet of furnishing a new place to live, we've been taking note of all the gracious offers of furniture and houseware and will come back to take many of you up on them when Linda is able to be back on her own again.
Until then, we will still be doing our best to raise funds for her to secure a new place to call home. Thank you so much to all who have donated, shared, and sent good thoughts and prayers her way. It is more appreciated than we'll ever be able to express!
Chris and I plan on being in Pa this week and a few weeks beyond. My heart is so broken by this that I'd like to hug your mom personally, if that's ok. I have a check that I'll give her then. I can't even imagine her pain at this moment. That Hod they all escaped.
I left an inbox message for Linda on her Facebook messaging but the thought occurred to me she doesn't have her phone or her computer or any means of retrieving messages. It's kind of a personal thing , So if anyone can let her use your computer to get my inbox message to her from Facebook I would appreciate it.