Those of you who follow me on twitter know that one of my team members apartment caught fire last week. She has 4 kids ages 14-7 and is pregnant with a baby girl due april 30th.
I got a chance to talk to her this afternoon and she confirmed that she lost everything. A flyer is circulating the office asking for donations. And she is also working with local agencies to find new housing.
My heart aches for her.
After Katrina, I recall Ian and I saying to each other how grateful we were that we didn’t have to start over with kids in tow. My team member is in great spirits and while ill continue to say a prayer for her… we are going to do our part.
2 bags of shirts/pants/jackets/skirts/dresses a few purses and shoes. Its all clean and neatly folded, ready for me to make the 1st delivery.
Ian told me to ask her if she wants the bed and dresser in our guest room. If she does, we’ll arrange delivery of that after she relocates.
Believe me when I tell you, ian and I don’t have it LIKE THAT, but we know first hand what its like to have NOTHING. We can’t afford to go out and buy a bunch of stuff. But we’re giving from our heart and everything I’ve bagged for her is in good condition.
Also, any Saint Louisans reading this blog and feeling inclined to give email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will gladly meet you wherever (w/ ian) to pick it up and make sure she gets it. She needs EVERYTHING!
*tomorrow I’ll be back to my nonsense*