It’s been 10 days now since the fire at mom’s house, and nine days since I launched this campaign to help her. We have been incredibly overwhelmed by the response so far and I can’t begin to thank everyone enough for their donations.
I traveled to Louisville over the weekend and was able to take mom the initial $800 that was available when I left on Saturday. That allowed mom start purchasing some of the basic necessities that she and my step-dad have to replace. April will be traveling to Louisville this weekend and I’ll be sending another check for mom when she goes.
I spent some time at the house with mom while I was there and saw first-hand just how bad things are. It’s gut-wrenching. It broke my heart to see mom staring at everything in disbelief with tears in her eyes, and watching her sort through the rubble in hopes of finding old photos and family heirlooms that can never be replaced. It hurt just as much for me as I was born in that house 30 years ago this past March.
The season of giving is upon us. If you haven’t made a donation yet, I hope that you will. A little bit goes a long way.
On behalf of my family, I thank you again for helping in whatever way possible.