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Niamh and Greum's Home Fire

€3,418 of €5,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 4 months
Created March 2, 2019
In the early hours of March 1st 2019, Niamh awoke to the sound of the carbon monoxide alarm and the sight of flames beginning to consume the walls of the family home, an off-grid home in the wilds of Co. Leitrim, that had taken Greum 7 years to (almost) single-handedly build. 

They got Greum's two children (aged 4 & 7) and Niamh's son (aged 6) out of the house and called the emergency services before trying to fight the fire themselves. They managed to free their four dogs but could not overcome the fire.  The local fire brigade were there within twenty minutes but the extent of the fire required a tanker from Sligo, which was quickly emptied before draining the garden pond, but to no avail. Niamh and Greum lost everything, except each other and their beloved children and pets.

Lives are irreplaceable and we're all so glad that they got out when they did and bar some bruises and deep cuts, they were unscathed. There is nothing left, no photos, no clothes, no furniture, no jewellery, no tools, no food, no toiletries, no toys, no school bags or lunch boxes or kitchenware or linens, nothing to make a cup of tea in or drink one out of, no mementos of times past or gifts from friends, no family heirlooms...no home.

Friends and locals have rallied around to provide and donate basic essentials and they have somewhere to stay temporarily but they now find themselves with the daunting task of building a new house and breathing life into it for a new future while grieving the loss of their beautiful home.

Whatever you can spare to help them start over would be hugely appreciated, they would never ask so I'm doing it for them.
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Huge thanks to everyone who has helped so far. You have all contributed to getting them a mobile home and they're so close to getting back into the mountain to start over.
I'm asking now for a last push please, €800 is needed to get the mobile home transported. If you've been meaning to donate, they really really need it right now if you can help. Thank you.
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Edging ever-closer to getting a mobile home on-site. A deposit was paid last week and I'll be passing on more cash today so hopefully the purchase can be finalised by the end of this week. Still need a little more to get it transported to site but Niamh and Greum are so close now to being "home". Thanks so much for all your support everyone!!
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I want to thank each and every one of you for your support and donations over the past two weeks. This is an update to let you all know that Niamh and Greum have, thankfully, found a mobile home which they are planning to move to the site. The clearing operations have started and I also want to thank everyone who has given so generously of their own belongings too.

As all of Niamh and Greum's identifications were destroyed in the fire, I will be withdrawing funds on their behalf so that they can return to their home full time and begin to rebuild their lives.

The campaign will remain open to allow anyone who has been meaning to donate to do so and I will update again as life unfolds.

Rosa
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If anybody has grievances to air, please do so on an alternative forum. I'm 6 months pregnant and shouldn't have to deal with this aggravation when all I want to do is help my friends because they lost their home. Thank you. https://m.facebook.com/greum.nahearadh.7
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€3,418 of €5,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 4 months
Created March 2, 2019
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