Linda's House Fire Recovery Fund

$9,735 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 131 people in 28 months
Chris Marcera
on behalf of Linda Marcera
 MILLVILLE, PA

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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Aftermath Photos

Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support!
- Chris and Alissa
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Today our mom is going up to the property, hopefully for the last time, to get her cats, Purrl and Starr. We were able to find a temporary home for them in Bloomsburg until my mom lands back on her feet. We are all so thankful that she was able to find an amazing foster home!

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!

Positive Mind.
Positive Vibes.
Positive Life.
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We're just shy of raising $10,000 for my mom and her fire recovery. Please share so we can get her above that mark! Every little bit helps and words cannot express how thankful we are for all the amazing things everyone has done over the past week and a half!

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!
Purrl and Starr
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One additional update - my mom is staying with us in Bloomsburg while she is working on rebuilding her life.

Any letters or notes of support can be sent to our address:

Linda Marcera
7 Kent Rd
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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We still can't believe how amazing people really can be. What we've raised to help my mom rebuild so far has been absolutely astounding. We've been doing our best to keep track of all the good the world has poured in and have so many people to thank for so many things.

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!
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Kathy Parker
28 months ago
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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.

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Margaret Maggie Layton
28 months ago

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.

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$9,735 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 131 people in 28 months
Created May 30, 2016
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LM
$50
Lynn Martz
27 months ago

It's been years since we worked together at BHCC Linda. Thank God you both escaped the fire and your pets. Sending many prayers, God Bless.

LD
$100
lorenzo & Diane
27 months ago

We love you

$50
Anonymous
27 months ago
SK
$25
Susan Kocher
27 months ago

Love you Linda.

CS
$25
Cecile Spanburgh
27 months ago

God bless you Linda.

JK
$40
Julie Knouse
27 months ago

Sending positive thoughts during this difficult time.

SS
$50
Sav Sankaran
28 months ago

To Linda and her family- sending you lots of love from extended Grillbillie family in NC. Love Lives!

JA
$50
Jeffrey Ahlum
28 months ago

Linda Laura and I are so sorry for your loss, we love you and wish nothing but the best from this point forward. Let us know if we can do anything else to help.

Kathy Parker
28 months ago
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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.

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Margaret Maggie Layton
28 months ago

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.

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