Jana (who posts here regularly and has become a friend via Jillibean Soup) posted this on her blog today…
My mom, brother, and his girlfriend’ lives are destroyed due to a massive fire that engulfed their apartment and is a total loss.
They have nothing besides what is on their backs; my mom didn’t grab her purse. They get by barely pinching pennies, barely paycheck to paycheck, this is just life shattering.
DH and me are so helpless. We can’t get home due to work. We have nothing to send them. We have no places they can go. They are homeless, broken. I am so anxious: can’t eat, can’t focus, been organizing everything just to keep my mind busy. This is absolutely awful. Why? the minute my mom gets a tiny bit ahead, her world always comes crumbling down. Why???? I just want to flick off the big guy sometimes.
First of all, if you pray…please pray for this family. Next, I want to help Jana and her family. I feel a calling to help so, I’m asking all of you if you have “stuff” to donate, whether it be used pots n’ pans, bedding, clothing or gift cards…I’m sure they can use it. I know many of you live out of state…if you have the opportunity to send a gift card, I will get it to them. I know times are tough right now, but atleast we have food on the table and clothes on our backs. Whatever it is, I am taking the donations and will find a way to get it to them (they live inMinnesota).
UPDATE: Gift cards can be sent directly to…
637 McFadden’s Trail
Eagan, MN 55123
This is Jana’s in-laws. They will make sure Jana’s family gets the cards.
Thanks in advance for your generosity.