Rebuilding after fire

$37,621 of $46,000 goal

Raised by 556 people in 47 months







Mildred Guy's family has been a resident of 45 East 7th Street for nearly 50 years. 4 generations of the Guy family members have lived, loved and laughed their way through these apartment hallways. Mildred has spent her life volunteering her time at the local churches and helping others in the neighborhood. Her doors were always open to family and friends no matter the time or date.  On Thursday March 26, while Mildred was at work at The Neighborhood School, she got news that there had been an explosion on 7th Street and 2nd Ave. She feared the worst, that was her beloved home's corner. She soon learned that it was the building nextdoor as well as two doors down, but this relief was short lived. As the evening grew on, the FDNY continuously sprayed at the corner building first containing, then extinguishing the horrible fire.
By 9:30 pm Mildred's home was destroyed, only the frame of her building stood and by early Friday the entire building had collapsed.
 
We know that what Mildred has lost is irreplaceable: her photos, her important documents, her only child and grand child's possesions, her decesed mother's possesions, the place she and her entire family has come to be called home, the comforts of her own four walls. Along with this painful and sudden loss comes the unexpected financial hardship. We want to ease this terrible experience and while we cannot bring anything back we can help Mildred move forward. Our goal is to raise $1,000 for every year she has lived there totaling $46,000. 
 
If you are able to, please consider donating. Thank you.
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I want to say a very heartfelt thank you to all who have supported in the past and continue to do still. Thank you again. Peace , justice and continuing forward Mildred
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Just got back from visiting my Son, daughter-in-law Maria and Grandson Tristan. Had a wonderful time. Getting ready for another big and devastating loss. The closing of Church of the Nativity which I and most of my family have attended for the last 40 years. This sanctuary has been a great retrieve of my stress and troubles of these last few months. It's saddling and heartbreaking that I will not have this outlet anymore. In peace, justice and moving forward Mildred
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Hi all. Little by little I am moving forward. I applIied for a new ID , a change of address and a new birth certificate. The light gets a little dim sometime but I remember all the support, good wishes , blessings and prayers that I have received from all my family, extended family, friends, friends of friends ,colleagues and strangers. It keeps me going. I feel very bless and grateful. Words cannot express how thankful I am. In Peace and Justice mildred
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Hi All, Thank you very much for all your support and your generosity. I have temporary housing. Trying my best to settle in. Looking forward to happier times. Happy that I am still in my great neighborhood.
In great appreciation, Mildred
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Porcha Cedano
47 months ago
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Congratulations on your success with your fundraiser. I wish you the best of luck. I created an account also and are in need of help with mines also. I haven't had any luck as of yet but I'm keeping my faith high and i know something will come.

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Karen Jackson
45 months ago
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Mildred, we are so happy with the results of your GoFundMe! Chris (Howard's cousin) and I wish you the very best in the future and we are so happy you are in a 'home' again, and we hope you find the perfect one for the future.

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Todd Murray
47 months ago
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Congratulations on your GoFundMe project and your commitment to make a difference! At Paper Napkin Marketing, we love telling stories and producing powerful crowdfunding content such as campaign pages, pitch videos, social media content, press releases, email blasts, and print campaigns so you reach and exceed your fundraising goals! Check out www.papernapkinmarketing.com/crowdfunding to learn more about what we do and why we love our job.

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Matthew Brooks
47 months ago
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Mildred, you have been a wonderful neighbor, and I know this is a difficult time. But people love you and your family, and we are going to get through this to a better place!

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Christina Connella
47 months ago

My 3 children lost there home also to a fire 4 days ago, its the hardiest thing to deal with!! I also have a fundraiser going to help these wonderful kids try to rebuild there lives, please any donation will help!!

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Porcha Cedano
47 months ago
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Congratulations on your success with your fundraiser. I wish you the best of luck. I created an account also and are in need of help with mines also. I haven't had any luck as of yet but I'm keeping my faith high and i know something will come.

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Karen Jackson
45 months ago
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Mildred, we are so happy with the results of your GoFundMe! Chris (Howard's cousin) and I wish you the very best in the future and we are so happy you are in a 'home' again, and we hope you find the perfect one for the future.

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Todd Murray
47 months ago
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Congratulations on your GoFundMe project and your commitment to make a difference! At Paper Napkin Marketing, we love telling stories and producing powerful crowdfunding content such as campaign pages, pitch videos, social media content, press releases, email blasts, and print campaigns so you reach and exceed your fundraising goals! Check out www.papernapkinmarketing.com/crowdfunding to learn more about what we do and why we love our job.

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Matthew Brooks
47 months ago
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Mildred, you have been a wonderful neighbor, and I know this is a difficult time. But people love you and your family, and we are going to get through this to a better place!

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Christina Connella
47 months ago

My 3 children lost there home also to a fire 4 days ago, its the hardiest thing to deal with!! I also have a fundraiser going to help these wonderful kids try to rebuild there lives, please any donation will help!!

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