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07-15-2007, 11:24 AM
There is a mother of two young boys that has recently had a house fire. They lost everything, they managed to get help with beds but only for the kids so she is currently sleeping on the couch. They all lost their clothes and the shoes as well as the boys' toys. The boys are 9 and 3. No one was home when this happened thang god. IF ANYONE CAN PLEASE OUT MY FRIENDS THAT WOULD BE GREAT. YOU CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH E-MAIL OR PRIVATE MESSAGE. MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS L_THIBERT@SYMPATICO.CA. Every little bit will help. Please let our community get together to help this family in need thanks in advance.
07-15-2007, 11:29 AM
if you could post sizes for the shoes and clothes it would be easier for people to offer up this stuff /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
07-15-2007, 01:14 PM
Their grandmother told for clothes about a size 8 for the 9 year old and 3X to 4 for the 3 year old. I will add more info when she gets back to me with the shoe sizes.
07-15-2007, 05:35 PM
Awww that is too bad /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif I wish I could help out but I got rid of all the clothing that doesn't fit my two boys a while back. Best of luck to them though.
07-15-2007, 05:51 PM
I may have some stuffed animal toys they can have-I always kept my childhood things in good order-I don't drive tho so someone would have to come here to get them. If they don't want toys that's okay-but the offers there. I don't know if they lost all their toys-u only mentioned one of them did..let me know.
07-15-2007, 06:09 PM
I have a bunch of clothes that I just boxed up from my son. He just turned eleven, so they may be good for the 9 year old boy.
Also have a box full of pots and pans if they need it they are more than welcome to them.
PM me where and I can drop them all off tomorrow if they'd like.
Will see what else I can dig up too, more than likely have some boys shoes and jackets I can throw in too.
07-15-2007, 07:28 PM
What size is the mother?
07-15-2007, 07:32 PM
The mother is about a large or so
07-15-2007, 07:50 PM
Where can I drop off some clothes for the Mom?
07-15-2007, 08:36 PM
Thank you so much to those of you who are able to help. It is greatly appreciated.
07-15-2007, 08:38 PM
please post other things that she may be needing, i dont have any boys clothes, but i could have other things i can drop off. i think the salvation army or st. vincent de paul will help with household stuff and food also.
07-15-2007, 08:44 PM
I will ask her what else she needs and get back to you
07-15-2007, 08:53 PM
all i have is a lot of toys stored away-i think they are in great condition tho. -i'd have to check wut i have(i believe i may have books for a 9 year old-if they lost all books-heyyy i think reading is important hehe)-i'm always getting new stuffed animals and stuff that i store in there haha. but ive been meaning to give them away-so if they want them i'll have a look-even can take a pic of what i have in th etoys and she can decide..but if not i'll just see where i can give them away.
07-15-2007, 09:31 PM
Hi where can the clothing be dropped off at can you email me to where that would be great thanks /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
07-15-2007, 09:42 PM
ya what kind of households items are needed?
im sure i can look around my apt for extra things
like i have an extra coffee pot they can have if the mother drinks coffee
07-15-2007, 09:44 PM
07-15-2007, 10:11 PM
I will go through some of my sons things for you. Can you pick it up ? I have no car
07-15-2007, 10:21 PM
Babzz, I will be out and about tomorrow afternoon(Grt. Northern Rd. area), and on my way home am dropping off some clothes for this lady...PM me with your address and I will come and pick the stuff up, if you like.
07-15-2007, 10:23 PM
Good idea posting the "Freebies" Peanut!! There might be some good stuff there!!
07-15-2007, 10:57 PM
I haven't heard anything about a house fire recently from our local news sources. Maybe I just missed it? When did this happen? Usually they will report it and then can help with getting the info out with needing help.
07-16-2007, 12:24 AM
i was just saying the exact same thing to my DH tippy cause i know if people see it on sootoday they will do what they can to help etc.
07-16-2007, 07:37 AM
This happend on Thursday between 2-5pm. I was house sitting for my mom and did not learn about it until I got home on saturday afternoon. She told my mom about it and brought her in the house. She does have pretty much everything cleaned up. It was more less a lot of smoke damage. I was constantly on sootoday myself and there was nothing. The alarm went off for 2 and half hours and no one around here called the fire department. Eventually they came. I don't see why it was not on sootoday as well. I did e-mail sootoday asking them to post something on there to get help for her as well. She was telling me last night that she needs post and pans, dishes, she needs a bed. Someone has already helped her with beds for the two boys its just her that needs a bed now. her couch in the basement was fine so she brought that up.
07-16-2007, 09:54 AM
Thanks again to those sooneters who have helped out my friend it is greatly appreciated.
07-16-2007, 05:51 PM
Did you friend get what she needed?
I wouldn't think that smoke damage wouldn't effect her pots and pans.
07-16-2007, 07:06 PM
As far as I know. I have had some clothes droped off here for her oldest i am just trying to find some one that has sizes 3x to 4 for her 3 year old. some one had droped off a box of pots and pans for her and she has those at her place now. I will probably be talking to her again today or tomorrow some time and can find out if she needs anything else. She is kind of afraid to ask for help so this is why i have done all this for her. I am just glad that no one was home when it all happened.
07-16-2007, 10:03 PM
what a good friend you are. she certainly needs one. keep letting us know what else she needs.
07-16-2007, 10:38 PM
Does she need towels?
07-17-2007, 07:58 AM
I think she may need some towels. So far I have had a box of pots and pans dropped off along with tupperware containers and a bag of clothes for the oldest and a bad of clothes dropped off for her. I am still in the process of finding some clothes for the little guy. She pretty much needs everything. If anyone knows someone who is getting ride of a double bed she is still in need of a bed for herself.
Ok, Check your pm's I went through my sons cloths, I have some here for the little guy!!
07-17-2007, 10:22 AM
I just don't understand how smoke damage can damage all that stuff. Can she not wash some clothes or pots and pans, Tupperware?
I know what you are saying tippy!! But after experiencing such thing!! its brutal!!
When hubbys place of work went up 5.5 yrs ago it was brutal, his tool box was burnt on the top!! and the tools stunck, certian things with in the tool box stunk and you can still smell certian things after getting a new box and powerwashing all the tools!!, and after a fire tools may look alright but can loose the strenght they are made to use!! they can become very britle, aswell as pots and pans etc, any material item he had in his tool box was destroyed as we could not get it clean!! a fire is brutal to say the least!!
5.5 yrs later and there are still articals in his tool box that was taken outa the burnt one that still have a smell!!! after daily use, My hubby went into get his box before it was to late and only like I said the top was burnt!! there were alot of boxes lost in the fire, and he also tried to get his best friends out as well but it was stuck under a office that had fallen on it!! he was very lucky he did not get hurt, but thats our bread and butter and we had just had a new baby and thats all he had on his mind!!!
07-17-2007, 10:32 AM
I would just hate for someone to throw out a lot of stuff that could be washed with a little bleach and be as good as new and save the other stuff people are donating for someone who might really need it. We had a fire also and had a lot of smoke damage and to be honest we just washed and cleaned everything really well and everything is still fine and that was about 9 years ago.
I guess it would depend on how bad the fire and smoke damage is, I have also seen as we lived in apartments as kids, people would hire service master etc in to clean it up and would just dispose of everything before things could get gotten gone through
07-17-2007, 10:46 AM
A few years ago i worked for someone who cleaned houses after fire/smoke damage. It is pretty brutal. A lot of things would have to be thrown out because washing it did not get all the smoke smell out. Anything plastic was the worst. Depending on the amount of smoke, she may have had to pretty much start over.
Anyways somewhere in the basement i have some size 3x-4 clothes. There is not much but enough to get her son through for a little bit.
I imagine the smoke damage is brutal, you might as well start over with everything because the smoke smell literally stays on everything the soot would cover everything.
I will look around my house, see what I can donate - got some extra blankets,toys.
07-17-2007, 11:02 AM
I guess my fire was different then most.
07-17-2007, 11:06 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: *~TippiKitty~*</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Did you friend get what she needed?
I wouldn't think that smoke damage wouldn't effect her pots and pans. </div></div>
i was thinking the same thing.
I think there should be an inquest with detailed photos outlining the pertinent damages,costs,estimates,trauma report and statements from witnesses,experts and neighbours...then SHE can have some pots and pans. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool_shades.gif
Just kidding! Give the lady some pots already!! /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif
07-17-2007, 12:46 PM
Someone has donated pots and pans to her and they were dropped off at my place she picked them up yesterday. There was a lot of smoke and water damage and she was not home nor was I do even hear the alarm go off. I mean really people around here heard it and never called the fire department. I am just glad that no one was home when it happened. I was talking to the grandmother and she said that the boys rooms are pretty bad so they got help with new beds for the boys but not for her. blueeyedgirl that would be great. any little bit will help.
For sure Teddybear, does she need anything else ...blankets, boys need clothes?
What size are the boys?
07-17-2007, 01:07 PM
their grandmother said the 9 year old is about a size 8 and the 3 year old is a size 3x to 4. That alarm went off for two and a half hours before anyone came to out the fire. eventually the fire department came and put out the fire. If it was left alone it could have came through the wall and I would have lost my stuff as well. We are in row housing and it started on my side of the wall. Just goes to show what kind of people we have around here.
07-18-2007, 09:18 AM
My friend would like me to send another thank you to everyone who has helped her out. She is vary greatful. You guys are awsome
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