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Tumas Family Homestead Burned to the Ground

Organized by: Kristi and Jeff Lay

Kristi and Jeff's Photo
Kristi and Jeff's Photo
 

Tumas fire update from my cousin Grace
April 25, 2016

TUMAS FIRE UPDATE: We've been sifting through the rubble and debris today, finding twisted, rusty metal and broken bits of china, and dragging See More

THE STORY:

My aunt Jewel and uncle Don lost EVERYTHING last night in a fire! The loss is unfathomable... and they did not have fire insurance! They only have the clothes they were wearing, no shoes, phones, no documents, or ID...

It is beyond words...  It started as a small porch fire... My uncle was frantically trying to use the hose from the house to put out the fire and try to save the car, but it was not enough.

They had to sit, helpless for 2 hours as they watched their entire life-savings burned to the ground! My aunt is a master weaver and has been featured in magazines for her Colonial authentic weaving... all her weaving looms, heirloom spinning wheels, her source of income... and her family heritage! The list of what they have lost is too big, and they are devastated!

They raise Toggenberg goats. Thankfully their goat barn was not affected. They have adult & kid goats, but they do not have anywhere to live while they care for their animals and work their garden. I can’t stop crying... I keep praying & asking for God's mercy!

Their youngest son, was still living at home with them. He is supposed to be closing on his house the end of April & getting married this fall. ALL his belongings & furniture for his upcoming new house & wedding were burned too...

We appreciate your prayers and financial assistance. Every gift counts no matter the amount. May God bless you for your compassion and generosity for my family!

Acts 20:35

$5,825

 

4% Raised of $140,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Julie Strickland

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Radkas

    $20

  • Anon

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chrissa Pemberton

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $210

  • Bonnie & Charlie Perkins

    $25

  • Frank & Jonnie

     

  • Patricia Robertson

    $100

  • Ed and Laura Joshlyn

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $23

  • Dawn Doss

    $50

  • Steve & Linda Hampsch

    $100

  • Kale & Kylin

    $17

  • Family

    $200

  • The arose Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Kathleen Carr

    $100

  • Tumas Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Andrea and Matt Modica

    $250

  • Holly - FL

    $20

  • Leo

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Johnson Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • ANONYMOUS Journey Church attenders

    $200

  • Donation for Tumas Family

    $100

  • Joy Nelson

    $400

  • Katie Stewart

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Brian&Omy; Price

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Grace Episcopal Church

    $250

  • Caring Stranger

     

  • Grace Keswick Parishioner

    $25

  • Daid Sheffler and Dette LaRobardier

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Gayle & Tim

    $50

  • Jeremiah & April Erikson

    $400

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Kristi and Jeff Lay

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Donor Comments

Jeremiah & April Erikson

Jeremiah & April Erikson

DONATION: $400

We are praying for you all! We have had to experience first-hand the horrors that a house fire can wreak. However, as a result, we've also gotten to experience first-hand just how much God can provide. Hang in there! Sending lots of love from South Florida. 1 year ago

Gayle & Tim

Gayle & Tim

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Daid Sheffler and Dette LaRobardier

Daid Sheffler and Dette LaRobardier

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Grace Keswick Parishioner

Grace Keswick Parishioner

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Caring Stranger

Caring Stranger

1 year ago

Grace Episcopal Church

Grace Episcopal Church

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Brian&Omy; Price

Brian&Omy; Price

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

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