Lilyann and grandmas

$3,690 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 39 months
Schelly Selvar  PACIFIC, WA
Last night a smoke alarm and their angels saved the lives of Lilyann Simpson , Colleen Mac Donald ( Lilys grandma) and Linda Hayes ( great grandma) . Lily has been raised since a newborn by her hard working grandmas. I am Lily's MeMa from her Dads side , Schelly Selvar, and it was the scariest phone call to get in middle of night to hear the flames and sirens in the back ground with tears and cries of pure heart ache. I rushed over at 2 am and got Lily safe home with us and the grandmas went to hospital for smoke inhalation they are doing ok; however EVERYTHING money can buy for a home is lost to the smoke and flames . They did not have fire insurance and only have a few nights at hotel and cloths and food vouchers thank goodness to the Red Cross . Lily is so concerned about her grandmas and their precious things .. She has been so smart brave and knows what's going on..She hasnt really cried yet so I would love to show her that when she doesn't can help her feel better and show her that people care and are willing to help get them back into a home. I would love to show her what love, life and human compassion is about in this very scary time.. It would mean the world to us if you could donate money or even hand me downs would help. Thank you from all of us who love Lily and her grandmas .
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Update 8
Posted by Schelly Selvar
38 months ago
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A big thank you to everyone !! It was a busy crazy weekend but we got them into a home.. Just to see Lilies face when she saw her bedroom did all 3 grandmas heart good.. She has been so patient and brave so now hopefully she is able to put that nightmare behind her and be resilient like kids should be..I know some of you may still have things for us so please remind me again if you do and I will see if it is needed.. Here is a few things I know they do still need (the colors ended up being dark brown with red / cream accents for living space) Apt is small with very little storage , so if we don't need we have suggested you call your local Red Cross to find where you can donate to another family in need.
*2 reclining or comfy chairs
* small dinette
*barstools
*Lamps
*Rugs for hard floors
*Kitchen small stuff like cheese grater mixer serving spoons and Tupperware
*big plastic totes
*artwork
*fireplace screen
*audio entertainment
*any food spices and toiletries
* small desk and or cabinets
I'm willing to look at anything they have everything now they need to survive these are just small things that they will need to buy later and I know people want to help so if you want to donate please let me know .. We were able to cash out 3300.00 from the go fund me account and that was used for apt cost it's still open as well.
Thank you all again to everyone !! For helping us and Our granddaughter out ! Good bless you all!!
Lily has her new room.. Even though the arson burnt her dolls she says those are for the lil girls in heaven ..
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Update 7
Posted by Schelly Selvar
38 months ago
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Well we finally found a place for them to call home again.. It's a 3 bedroom apt with all new carpet and appliances!! We are able to start moving in this Saturday! So all that still have donations still available to us I'm ready next week to see what we can get for them ..please call me 2537778052 Thank you again for all your support!! Hopefully all will stay safe and Enjoy the holidays!!
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Update 6
Posted by Schelly Selvar
38 months ago
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Two nights ago the auburn PD and the fire department held a community meeting and we all attended to see if there was progress in the investigation . I was so proud of Lily she wanted to go and I'm so glad she did because it proved to her that what happend to her and her family really matters to a lot of people and that something is being done to catch this guy. She even over came her shyness and got in front of the media cameras and spoke to reporters . Unfortunately we woke up the next morning and there were 5 more fires set that same night. This guy will be caught I have to believe .. Please be safe and watch Q13 news for updates on how to keep your home safe and information on community forums . We hope to move them out of motel soon but unfortunately it won't be until after thanksgiving but we will still be together as a family .. Please we could use as much help as possible if your able to donate . Thank you all for everything !
Grandpa took his girls out for a much needed date night
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Update 5
Posted by Schelly Selvar
38 months ago
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Well we hit another bump in the road .. Or let's say mama ( great grandma Linda) hit the floor at the post office yesterday and left in a ambulance with a broken shoulder . So the epression when it rains it pours sure rings true.
I have been dealing with property managers and looking at places everyday and I'm having a hard time trying to find a home that suits their needs , that they can afford and be happy and safe . I refuse to give up until I can put all of Lily's new beautiful things that was donated in a room and let her know everything will get better . It's been difficult trying to explain to a 7 year old about good and evil and how we cannot let the bad guys win . How not to be a victim after being victimized .. We reassure her when needed that the good guys(police and firemen ) are working hard and will catch him put him in jail so he can't hurt her or anyone else . If anyone knows of a counseling place that is good for kids please feel free to contact me..
Just want to thank everyone again for everything that starting over would have taking a lot longer if it wasn't for the kindness and support of all of you . Also the comments that have been left I can't seem to respond directly but know we have read them all and will hopefully be able to let you know we have a place for all the wonderful things You have been willing to give . And know once all is settled what we have extra we will give it forward to the next families in need, another lesson for Lily but one we look forward to. God speed !
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Charlene Conrad
38 months ago
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I've been in contact with Colleen and let her know we have furniture and household goods. Several good friends like Raelene Schifano and Shelly Chernoff are putting the word out and making donations. I thought it might help to know clothing sizes for those who asked. Lily is size 7 clothes and size 1 shoes. Colleen and grandma are 1-2x.. There are a couple of friends that are wiling and able to hold donations for this family until they get a new home.

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Anita Bradshaw
38 months ago
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I have a nice wood rocking chair and some lamps. Some bedding items if they need them after they get a place. Please let me know what else they need. Thank you

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Schelly Selvar
38 months ago
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Thank you Raelene ( thanks her great aunts name too) she loves gymnastics !! Friday's we do dance class but Kent .. Where is this class held before I let her know better make sure we can get her there .. Thank you very thoughtful!

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Raelene Schifano
38 months ago
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I have shared this with my friends and family and I have clothes, shoes, toys and more for your sweet girl. I am also donating 6 months of gymnastics classes, at Aryal's Gymnastics, to help keep her busy. I'm so sorry for your loss and I will keep spreading the word.

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Gene Budbill
38 months ago
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Have you tried services such as Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/Auburn-WA/house,condo,apartment_duplex,mobile,townhouse_type/16839_rid/3-_beds/0-401122_price/0-1500_mp/1_pets/47.383358,-122.053127,47.200327,-122.404346_rect/11_zm/

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Ashlee Mitchell
38 months ago

I DONT HAVE MONEY TO DONATE BUT I DO HAVE A FRIEND WHO HAS LITTLE GIRL CLOTHES FOR LILY! SIZES PLEASE? AND FOR ADULTS AS WELL WE CAN LOOK AROUND FOR

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Trisha Call
38 months ago

I want to thank everyone so much that has rallied to help my mom, my sister and my neice. They have a long road ahead of them to rebuild what one psycho took away from them. When i hugged my mom tonight, kissed my beautiful neice and watched as my little sister closed her eyes to get some much needed sleep, i thanked God, like i've done so many times over the last 48 hours, that they were still here with us. It renews my faith to know that there are still so many compassionate people in the world that are willing to help complete strangers in time of need. Thank you all for everything!

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Peggy Mcdonald
39 months ago

Thanks Shelly for sarting this. And thank you all who has donated. This is my mom sister and neice and this is a very hard time for them. It's nice to know there are kind harted people left in this world who are willing to help strangers in a time of need. It is very much appreciated.

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Schelly Selvar
39 months ago

thank you everyone so much.. We have so much to go through still but day by day and minute by minute..I really appreciate all of the support and well wishes ..

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Raised by 58 people in 39 months
Created November 9, 2015
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SM
$50
Shirley McDaid
38 months ago
TJ
$20
Terese Jackson
38 months ago
DL
$30
Dantes LaHens
38 months ago

Many blessings

JM
$50
Jim Mack
38 months ago
$50
Anonymous
38 months ago
$50
Dionne Mikrut
38 months ago
SP
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S Pender
38 months ago
DK
$50
Dana Keith
38 months ago

So sorry for your loss, I hope a new home brings you all new, positive beginnings.

EC
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Ellen Cindy
38 months ago

We hope that this helps financially and for you to know people care about you and your family. We are friends of Grandma Rae Ann

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Anonymous
38 months ago
Charlene Conrad
38 months ago
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I've been in contact with Colleen and let her know we have furniture and household goods. Several good friends like Raelene Schifano and Shelly Chernoff are putting the word out and making donations. I thought it might help to know clothing sizes for those who asked. Lily is size 7 clothes and size 1 shoes. Colleen and grandma are 1-2x.. There are a couple of friends that are wiling and able to hold donations for this family until they get a new home.

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Anita Bradshaw
38 months ago
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I have a nice wood rocking chair and some lamps. Some bedding items if they need them after they get a place. Please let me know what else they need. Thank you

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Schelly Selvar
38 months ago
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1

Thank you Raelene ( thanks her great aunts name too) she loves gymnastics !! Friday's we do dance class but Kent .. Where is this class held before I let her know better make sure we can get her there .. Thank you very thoughtful!

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Raelene Schifano
38 months ago
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I have shared this with my friends and family and I have clothes, shoes, toys and more for your sweet girl. I am also donating 6 months of gymnastics classes, at Aryal's Gymnastics, to help keep her busy. I'm so sorry for your loss and I will keep spreading the word.

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Gene Budbill
38 months ago
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1

Have you tried services such as Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/Auburn-WA/house,condo,apartment_duplex,mobile,townhouse_type/16839_rid/3-_beds/0-401122_price/0-1500_mp/1_pets/47.383358,-122.053127,47.200327,-122.404346_rect/11_zm/

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Ashlee Mitchell
38 months ago

I DONT HAVE MONEY TO DONATE BUT I DO HAVE A FRIEND WHO HAS LITTLE GIRL CLOTHES FOR LILY! SIZES PLEASE? AND FOR ADULTS AS WELL WE CAN LOOK AROUND FOR

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Trisha Call
38 months ago

I want to thank everyone so much that has rallied to help my mom, my sister and my neice. They have a long road ahead of them to rebuild what one psycho took away from them. When i hugged my mom tonight, kissed my beautiful neice and watched as my little sister closed her eyes to get some much needed sleep, i thanked God, like i've done so many times over the last 48 hours, that they were still here with us. It renews my faith to know that there are still so many compassionate people in the world that are willing to help complete strangers in time of need. Thank you all for everything!

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Peggy Mcdonald
39 months ago

Thanks Shelly for sarting this. And thank you all who has donated. This is my mom sister and neice and this is a very hard time for them. It's nice to know there are kind harted people left in this world who are willing to help strangers in a time of need. It is very much appreciated.

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Schelly Selvar
39 months ago

thank you everyone so much.. We have so much to go through still but day by day and minute by minute..I really appreciate all of the support and well wishes ..

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