Last night, October 18th, my mother and father's house caught fire due to a lightening strike and lost nearly everything inside! Luckily, they were able to evacuate with a few sentimental items and their sweet puppy Suzy Q. Aside from those few items, everything was destroyed because of the fire. The local fire department was able to put out the fire before it consumed the whole house, but many of their items are destroyed and/or unusable.
I wished there was something more that I could do to help them so I decided it would be appropriate to launch a crowdfunding campaign and ask the community for help! My mother and father have been living in Carlinville, Illinois for the past 30 years of their life and have made many great contributions to the community. My father is a coach for a local Boy's Club Basketball team in addition to his business that employs over 20 individuals from the Carlinville area. My mother has been a 5th grade teacher for 23 years and has made a great impact on the young minds of our community. In addition, they also make every effort to assist other local families when they are need.
With this tremendous lose, I am hoping that we can raise enough money so that they can not suffer so much financial hardship while trying to bounce back from this terrible tragedy.