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Agencies that Help After a House Fire?

I lost everything in my house due to a fire. Where can I get help? I have no where to live.

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September 12, 20190 found this helpful

Red Cross, Femma, can help!

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September 12, 20190 found this helpful

The Red Cross, Social Services, set up a Gofundme page. You can also contact a local radio or TV news show and have them do a human interest article on you.

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September 14, 20190 found this helpful

The Red Cross is a good place to start after a house fire. You can also check on Freecycle to see if anyone in your area can help you out.

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September 15, 20190 found this helpful

Are you in the US?

Where we are the Red Cross and Salvation Army are the first agency responders to fires and offer the victims vouchers for limited items like several days at a hotel and clothing.

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They usually offer information for future services like counseling services and other places to seek future needs. Take advantage of everything they have to offer.

Do you have a woman's shelter in your town that you can contact and ask for help in temporary lodging after the Red Cross and Salvation vouchers end?

Women's Shelters should have resources available to you to help you get back on your feet also.

Churches/synagogues/mosques in your town may also offer you valuable resources and assistance to help you.

Once you get the basics lined up like shelter, food and clothing, you can set up a Go Fund Me account to help you get funding to start to rebuild.

You will need to have a bank account linked to the account and once you establish the link you can share it on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

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Share the heck out of the link and repost it every few days thanking people for their generosity and telling them how you are progressing.

Be aware that the service does take a percentage of any donation so if someone donates $100 you will not get the full $100. Go Fund Me takes 2.9 percent, along with 30 cents per donation.

When you are at the bank, you can ask if they have accounts that can be set up where people can donate directly to the bank--which then eliminates the fees. You can then tell people if they want to help to write a check to help you to do it to (the bank will give you how to make the check out). People can then make donations directly to you.

People over 50 will prefer the bank method. Younger people like the convenience of Go Fund Me.

You will be in my prayers that you find solutions and start in your rebuilding journey quickly.

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