I am writing this on behalf of my best friend, Elizabeth Kivowitz and her family, who I consider my family as well.
On Saturday, May 14th while they were away camping, the family home of Sally Baker Kivowitz, in which lived her youngest daughter, Elizabeth Kivowitz and her family, Oliver Blackstock III, their 3 children, and a family friend tragically caught on fire and everything was lost. Nothing could be saved and the only thing they have left is the clothes that were on their backs. We are seeking donations in any amount to help them get back on their feet.
Sally has always been a longtime helper, lending a hand, and even a place to stay to anyone in need. Countless homeless teens and folks in transition have stayed in this house over the years. Everyone was welcome at the home for barbecues and gatherings. Her entire retirement plan was wrapped up in this house. She has been a school teacher and special needs educator for the physically and developmentally challenged her whole life and as a teacher, she was never rich in money, and she was woefully underinsured.
On Saturday May 14, 2016, the family home of Sally Baker Kivowitz, in which lived her youngest daughter Elizabeth Kivowitz with her family of Oliver Blackstock III and their three beautiful children was completely lost to a tragic fire. This childhood home of Phat Man Dee, Tom Kivowitz and their littlest sister Elizabeth is gone forever. Thank the powers that be that the family was out at Pymatuning camping at their friend's cabin. The Lord and all His angels were looking out for the children, who normally would be home on a Saturday night, and the whole family survived. However, they lost absolutely everything, the beds, the clothes, the food, the tv, the computers, they have the clothes on their backs and most importantly, their lives.