A tragedy happened today *pic of fire*...but I just got the most incredible phone call. There truly are generous, selfless people out there!!!!!!!
Early this afternoon I learned that a friend's home had been devastated by a fire. Most importantly, the family was SAFE. Thank God for that. B was home when the smoke alarm went off and she called 911 immediately. But despite a quick response by several fire departments the house is nothing but a charred skeleton. Everything in it was destroyed and one of their pets is unaccounted for. Their car was in the driveway and was destroyed. On top of this, their 10-yr-old daughter broke her leg last week. Her entire life is dance (her mom owns the studio where DD dances) so her injury was so crushing to her. And now this....
Several members of our studio posted on FB asking for clothing donations since the family literally has the clothes on their back and nothing else. A friend of mine saw some of the posts. I have known him for years but we only see each other a few times per year. He just called me to say that he has arranged a benefit for the family! He is a DJ at a local pub and all cover fees and a percentage of ALL revenue that night will go to B! He also asked for a list of items they need and is already in the process of getting donations of clothes, food, toiletries, etc. He has NEVER met or spoken to B or her family. He is an angel! I cried when he called to tell me what he had planned.
It is amazing how people band together to help complete strangers! What a beautiful outpouring of love for this family!
I know that the donations and support will lift B and family up, but losing everything still takes a huge emotional toll. Fortunately they have insurance to rebuild and replace belongings, but pictures and sentimental items cannot be replaced :(
Please pray for them as they go through this process. And look around at a family photo, a child's painting, a trophy, and thank God for EVERY little blessing in your life.