On December 10, 2013, a Reston, Va., single mother and her two children ages 8 and 9 lost their home, car and every possession in a fire. They walked away unharmed with just the clothes on their back.
Since then friends have been scrambling to find them a place to live. They are blessed to still have each other, but they are starting from scratch and need some help. They did not have insurance and cannot recoup anything without some help. According to a friend, “We will be finalizing housing tomorrow. I think we found an apartment 1/2 mile from her place with immediate move in. Any donation items I can take immediately so they can start sorting and trying things on. The kids get here tomorrow after school and I don’t have one thing for them from clothes, pillows, shoes, tooth brush.”
I cannot imagine what it must be like to lose everything in that way. I cannot imagine suddenly not having even a toothbrush, change of underwear or any of the necessities we take for granted.
This has been especially difficult on the children. The 8-year-old son loves sports books and pokemon cards. The 9-year-old daughter loves Barbies and dolls.
This family needs some love and compassion right now to recover from this tragedy so close to the holidays.
Here is a link to their immediate needs (although truthfully they need everything) http://docs.google.com/forms/d/100r5pi1fUgVZ26OE0oxnH46aMOkJeLGaG2zrUU8yjNA/viewform. The sooner they can get some clothes, pillows, blankets and toiletries the better. This collection of essentials for the family is being organized by the local area group – OurLoveProject, run by Sal D’Agostino.
Here is a link of where you can donate money to help – http://www.gofundme.com/5p8cds. The money is bring collected on behalf of the family by their good friend Candace Dugger.
Please share this post and give what you can to this family. Open your hearts and please offer your help and support.
You may drop-off your items in a drop box at 506 Sherry Ann Court, Leesburg, VA 20175 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make other arrangements.
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