My sibling wrote this post on Tumblr this morning after we called to tell them that our house had burnt down in the middle of the night. Dee added my paypal email address in case anyone wanted to donate a few dollars here or there to help us out…and I’ve just got onto the wifi at work to check my email for the first time all day. So far we’ve had $500 in donations from complete strangers in the 11 hours since my sister’s post went up. The last two donations actually just came in while I was typing this paragraph up. I don’t know any of these people and yet they feel the compassion to send their hard-earned money to someone they’ve never met on the Internet who is in need.
You guys are amazing. You give us hope in a time where everything looks bleak. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!
We don’t want you to donate if you can’t afford anything. But the encouraging messages coming in are just as important and we thank you for those as well.
I also wanted to share the photos of what’s left of the house. And I apologize if this doesn’t seem that coherent…I’ve not slept in about 24 hours at this point. :(