Last summer, I was invited to a blogger event at the Stop and Shop Peapod distribution center. While there I met a local Rhode Island Blogger Brandy from Brandy’s Big Bargains. She shares her Target deals each week here with us. A few weeks ago, her family lost pretty much everything they owned in a house fire. Luckily no one was home and her pets were safe and survived the fire. The few things they didn’t lose they then lost in the floods we experienced here a week ago. And now they really have nothing. It’s just so sad.
She’s asking for help and I wanted to post this in case anyone here can help her. If you can that’s great. If you can’t that’s OK too. Not everyone is in a position to help others and I understand that.
I am in need of some coupons, as mine were all destroyed. Particularly we are in need of cleaning items, health & beauty, Pet Food, and canned items. We have also rented off site storage to begin to build up some items as we are not able to store anything in our home until the clean up is finished, and let me just say this is an EXTREMELY slow process.
It was devasting to have to throw out our huge stock pile of items, and now have to work to rebuild that stockpile is just plain exhausting. You don’t realize until you actually see it with your own eyes, just how bad smoke damage can be. The smell does not come out of plastic material, and how it creeps into cracks. I had items that were in plastic totes that were closed, and the smoke and soot actually got inside the totes. Even the Ziplock baggies that were not even opened had to be thrown out because of the smell that attached to them.
Trying to explain to our daughters that their DVD’s, stuffed animals, Littlest Pets, and everything else they owned all had to be thrown out was devastating to me. I think I cried more than they did.
As far as the pet food, Our dogs can only eat Purina Brand dog food, seems that’s the only brand that they are not sensitive to. The cat eats just about any food, she’s not picky.
My mailing address is, Brandy Bacon, PO Box 9700, Warwick, RI 02889. I would greatly appreciate all the help we could get. Thanks everyone.
The fire has taught us all to be a lot more thankful for the little things, and to not be so focused on items, but the time spent with each other, because we could have lost a lot more than just personal belongings, but thankfully we didn’t.
My family and I are putting together a box of stockpile items along with things for her family and household items that she’ll need eventually once they get their house back together along with coupons.