Help My Sister and Her Fiance Rebuild After Fire
$6,710 raised
67% of $10k goal
53 contributors
4 Years running
My sister and her fiance experienced tremendous loss when the house they had been living in for the last year burned to the ground on the evening of January 12, 2013, taking with it everything they owned, including their beloved dog, Baloo.
My sister Cailin and her fiance Jon experienced tremendous loss when the house they had been living in for the last year burned to the ground on the evening of January 12, 2013, taking with it everything they owned, including their beloved dog, Baloo. They were not home at the time, thank goodness, but they are understandably devastated by the total loss of everything they owned, and especially by the loss of Baloo. Our family is doing what we can to ease the trauma and help them rebuild from zero. Cailin and Jon had been looking into renter's insurance but had not yet purchased it when the fire claimed everything, so they have to rebuild from scratch with their own money and the money that is donated, which will help tremendously. They lost a great deal of valuable items, including new laptops and cash savings, not to mention priceless family keepsakes, photos and videos (including of Baloo) and heirlooms. If we are able to reach or exceed our goal of $10,000, they will be able to replace their savings, which had a particularly important purpose, and, once they find a more permanent place to live, purchase necessary furniture, kitchen items and other important household necessities. Let's try to reach our goal by March! If you wish to donate items in-kind, please email Cailin directly at cbquirk@gmail.com to find out what they need. But Cailin and Jon were not the only ones affected. Dear friends and longtime residents of the community, William and Gretchen Christensen, own the property where Jon and Cailin lived. It was their house and they too have been greatly affected by this loss. What they need most: we will be working to clean up the structure when they are ready. If you are a friend and are able-bodied and would like to help, please email me at laurenqrodriguez@gmail.com to sign up to help clean! I will keep you posted on the date. If you wish to offer your condolences, you can find Gretchen on Facebook. Or please email me directly and I can forward your message on to them. I know they appreciate your love and support during this difficult time as well. Many thanks for your support!
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