Friday, January 2, 2015

Paying it forward...

Mom learned of a woman who recently lost her husband and 4 kitties in a house fire on Christmas Eve. While mom doesn't know this person she knows of her through a Facebook group she participates in called Cat Addicts Anonymous. Mom remembers how much support we got after our fire and wanted to help. While mom doesn't have a lot to give she still felt it was important to pay it forward. Mom knows she can never repay all the people who helped us (including complete strangers!) but she thought paying it forward would be a good way to thank all those that helped us!

The devastating fire happened in Decatur Illinois on the night of Christmas Eve. The story can be read here: http://www.foxillinois.com/news/features/top-swordtories/stories/decatur-man-dies-tuesday-night-fire-2385.shtml. Linda Henderson lost her husband William in the fire. The funeral for William is being held today. Perhaps pals could include Linda in #pawcircle today?

There is a GoFundme account set up for Linda here: http://www.gofundme.com/jjlmcc. If you feel compelled to help please do. It looks like she doesn't have a lot of support. Even a little bit might be a big help to her. If nothing else, say a prayer for her that she is able to remain strong during such a difficult time in her life.

Thanks pals!



Mom, Mia and I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!

14 comments:

  1. How sad! I'm so glad you let us know about this poor lady - we will pass the word along.

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    1. Thank you! Any support whether prayers or $ help!

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  2. This is terrible! Every time we here an engine I wonder about any kittties or woofies in the building. There are too many FB pages for scarred, burnt kitties trying to heal.

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    1. I know! Mom and I still run to the window whenever we here engine coming in to parking lot of our building. We pray for all furbabies safety in fires!

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  3. We feel so bad for Linda. We send her purrs to help her through this difficult time.

    Happy New Year!

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  4. We came over from Summer's blog to read about this poor lady! We will try and help to spread the word! xx

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  5. This is just too sad. Sending purrs to her.

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  6. Stopping by via Summers's blog to read, and to share to social media, with love and *PRAYERS* for this family to receive needed help from those fortunate enough to be able to share in this way <3

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  7. Mom just saw that Miss Linda's gofundme goal was met! That is pawesome!

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