Helping friends recover from a fire?
December 14, 2004 1:46 PM Subscribe
Some friends lost absolutely everything
in a house fire, and I'd like to help them out somehow. [+]
posted by Dreama to Human Relations (42 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It's a single mom and her three kids. For a variety of reasons, they had no renters insurance, so they were left with nothing salvagable save the washer and dryer (protected in the basement) and have had to try to rebuild their lives on the mom's meager income from disability. They've got a bunch of (secondhand) furniture and household stuff, and lots of hand-me-down clothes, but the kids lost all of their books and toys (stuff that doesn't seem important but is pretty crucial when you're 8 or 9) and there's no money for Christmas presents.
I've set up an Amazon wishlist for the family and I've blogged about that, but I'd like to find other resources that might be able to help. The Salvation Army and Red Cross seem to be tapped out, given the season, but I know that there must be other organizations which could help a family in this situation.
Anyone have any other ideas?