Rebuilding After a Fire
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$573 Raised
48% of $1.2k goal
14 contributors
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Ended Dec 14, 2014
I am a writer from Virginia now residing in Madison, WI.  Three weeks ago, there was a fire in my apartment. Between the fire and miscommunciation with  the cleaning crew, I lost all of my clothes and kitchenware, and I've been in a hotel for 3 ... More ...

I am a writer from Virginia now residing in Madison, WI.  Three weeks ago, there was a fire in my apartment. Between the fire and miscommunciation with  the cleaning crew, I lost all of my clothes and kitchenware, and I've been in a hotel for 3 weeks now.  Tomorrow morning, I will finally move into an interim apartment during repairs at my own apartment, which wil go through December. While I am fortunate enough to have received help from the Red Cross, family, and friends, I am still in need of more help as I try to start over in the new apartment, which is why I am raising money here.

I was hesitant to start a crowdfunding campaign since I have asked for help already. However, I do have real and pressing needs for things like a bed, a winter coat, clothes (especially warm ones), dishes and cookware.  Since so much of my monthly SSDI check this month has gone for fire-related costs (hotel, transportation, having to eat out a lot since I don't have a kitchen), I will also warmly accept help for everyday needs like groceries, cat food, and medicine.

I have been reaching out to charitable organizations and to friends for help along the way, and it has gotten me this far, but I still have a little further to go. I can't express how much it's meant that loved ones near and far have helped me have safe lodging, obtain meals, have brought me clothes, and have helped me reclaim my cat from the Humane Society. If you are in a position to help me out during what has been a truly awful time, that will not be forgotten. Right now I am so humbled by even the seemingly smallest kindnesses I receive Thank you for reading this, for sharing my campaign on social media, and any amount, no matter how small, you have to give.

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