Charities To Help Someone Whose House Burned Down

I need your help. My freind Dino's house burned down yesterday distroying everything he owned except for the clothes on his back and his two dogs. We are so greatful that nobody was hurt however Dino needs help.

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He is one of the most caring, sincere, reliable and giving people in the world. If this happened to someone else Dino would be first in line to help. The people who care about Dino are doing everything that we can to help however we are hoping that there are charities or people out there who can help. If you know of anything please let us know.

Thank you,
Melissa

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July 18, 20051 found this helpful
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Check to see if you have a freecycle group in your area at www.freecycle.org and then post a request telling people about the fire and the kinds of things he needs (include sizes for clothes). When people have done this in our area they have gotten more than they could have ever used.

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Freecyclers are the best friends to have! ;-) Also, the Red Cross should be another place to go for help for this kind of issue. They are there to help people who lost things due to a disaster.

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Anonymous
March 8, 20171 found this helpful

www.giveforward.com/

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By Beverly (Guest Post)
July 18, 20051 found this helpful
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The Red Cross helps out in this kind of situation, Also United Way, churches in the area.

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November 6, 20160 found this helpful

my house was burned i was in process of having it fixed so i could use my oxygen tank without fuses blowing out and i was not there ive been spending the night at my boyfriends until my son fixed it and nov.2,2016 in caught on fire along with all my furniture and things i owned. i dont have money to give my grandson and family thanksgiving or christmas now i am his gaurdian since he was 6years old he is 16years old i have allways made it but this year i need help i don't know how long or i dont know if my insurance will cover the damages.

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im disabled ive i took care of my mom wit cancer,alheimerz until she died in my arm a few years ago then i became owner its been hard on me trying to repair the house and now its gone so many good memorys with family can someone please give me some hope and let me know what to do. my#(559)7928613 my grandson get straight a's and b's in school he is a very good boy and i have raised him he is special Marcus cuellar is his name

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April 22, 20170 found this helpful

hello to everyone we seeking for a help. our house burn down to Asist. any one out there to help?

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Anonymous
April 24, 20170 found this helpful

My name is abert williams we live at 652 brandy mountain road dalonga Georgia our home burn March 13 red cross only help with 600$ for a family of 5 me my wife granddaughter daughter our son I am so thankful for that but what do we do now I have cancer and my wife had 2 nervous breakdown after this it was a total loss everything gone so I understand we don't know what we are going to do

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By Becki in Indiana (Guest Post)
July 20, 20052 found this helpful
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Lots of fire departments have what they call a "burn out fund" that they use to help people in this type of situation, giving them vouchers to use at local stores, groceries, etc. I would also contact local radio and newspapers, and give them a list of what is needed (sizes, etc) and your phone number to call.

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My sister-in-law's house burned to the ground several years ago and I asked the local radio station to run a story -- they were already covering the fire itself, but I asked them to add info about items needed and my name & phone number to contact. People will open their hearts if they know about the situation!

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April 18, 20170 found this helpful

I have a friend who lived in Acworth who house burnt to the ground and they had no insurance all they got out with was the clothes on there backs they have two boys and one girl they are living with a friend in a two bedroom apartment if you could tell me who would help them with getting a place to live thanks and God bless yall

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July 22, 20170 found this helpful

My house burn down I am so broke right now it hurts please help me I have red cross number please help

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January 17, 20180 found this helpful

My neighbors house burned down, the home is a total loss. The Red Cross has helped with housing for a few days, she will have to vacate the hotel in a couple of days, because she has no money and the home was not insured.

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Can any org. help her?

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By Mary (Guest Post)
July 18, 20051 found this helpful

Check with your fire department. The one in the town where I live accepts donations, like stuff you would normally give to Goodwill or Salvation Army. Then the goods are distributed to families that have lost their belongings in a fire and have no fire insurance. Where does your friend live?? Good luck!

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November 7, 20160 found this helpful

thank you

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May 30, 20180 found this helpful

We have just lost our home and the executor of my mom's will let ins.drop on it.so now with 4 grandbabies living with us we have made a one room out of an oldctrailer out back,no lights no water .just a mattress on the floor.we live in Richards Tx. In town behind post office.no help offered by anyone in this town,exceptva few brought us 20.00 to eat on.wereboth disabled and my husband is very ill.any help would be a godsend..there's a lot of good wood that didn't burn,a tin roof that was only 6mns.

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Old the heavy duty.had 11ft.ceilings..and mostly the attic and roof burned completly.

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By Lucy Williams (Guest Post)
July 18, 20050 found this helpful

Check also with one of your local TV stations .. ours around here go public with the information, and you'd be amazed how many people chip in with both help and money.

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July 18, 20050 found this helpful

Check with some of your local churches. They can help with used furniture, clothing, food.

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By Knitter in Illinois (Guest Post)
July 18, 20050 found this helpful

Red Cross is one possibility. Also, does your area have an "Info and REferral" phone line agency. That would be a good place to call for referrals to any agency that could help.

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January 5, 20170 found this helpful

Could I please.help me I had a house fire 22need 2016 I've lost everything I'm 50 suffer withmental health and Germany I'll

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July 26, 20050 found this helpful

maybe there could be some way you could do a benefit for him? Lots of places might donate raffle prizes. You could sell the tickets and food and drinks for money. I'm sure he's probably going to need some actual money besides the obvious other things

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December 11, 20060 found this helpful

Hello, I was looking on the internet for this exact topic. Two days ago, my Ex-Step-Dad's house burned down and even though him and my mom are not married anymore, we've stayed close. We actually live right across the road from him. Anyway, he like the individual above is very caring and is always helping others. In fact, he helps others too much and goes without. He's so busy taking care of family members and such that he didn't have enough money for butane this year and was using electric heaters which may have been the cause of his house burning down. I was the first on the scene and didn't see him anywhere outside. I just knew he was dead. It was so surreal and horrible. I tried getting into the house but it was just too hot so I started yelling his name in the hopes that I could locate him and thank god he was outside hiding behind a tree. Ammunition was going off like crazy so I ran and hid behind the tree with him. I have never seen him so sad in my life when I hugged him and he said "My house is burning down" It broke my heart. We have had our differences but I do love the man and he would give anyone the shirt off of his back or his last ten dollars. He's a good man who deserves better. He does have insurance thank goodness but let's face it, it won't pay near as much as is needed.

Thanks for all the great ideas and info. I'm disabled and maybe there's some way for me to start up some kind of national fund via the internet to help people who are the victim of house fires. It's so hard on people, especially at Christmas. I'm just so happy that no one was hurt. His little dog woke him up and saved his life. Thank God for doggies. They truly are man's best friend. Thanks everyone. I'll look up some of the ideas you'll gave. I'd also like to find a way to give and to help others who have gone through this too.

Merry Christmas everyone. You'll be safe and take care.

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Anonymous
November 23, 20150 found this helpful

thank you so much. just hearing your comment and the words from your heart were comforting! yes! thank god for doggies and for people sweet as you... my friend's house burned and i just dont know what to do.. she needs money to rent another house and its such a struggle-- she is disabled. but you shed some light with your story and i thank you. blessed christmas to you and your little friend too.

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May 30, 20180 found this helpful

I took care of my mom with lung cancer for two years until she passed,she left me her home and the executor let ins.elapse.and it burned down two weeks ago,we lost everything owned in this world,along with every childhood keepsake she kept.it had 11ft.ceilings and a new metal roof and burned everything inside but the walls are hickory 2x4s it was built in 1909 so real 2x4 and planned up for a wall then on other side same hollow in middle,but didn't burn? Since no ins.and our savings in the home for repairs were left with nothing and no help offered,I don't know what to do first and my husband's ill.prayers first but anything donated would be a blessing..Marla Evans 6715fm 1486 Richards Tx77873 Mjevans935@gmail.com 9366623345

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By Juanita Welgemoed (Guest Post)
July 6, 20070 found this helpful

My dear neighbours house just burned down 30 minutes ago. Ive already stacked a whole load of clothing for her and offered her a bed. unfortunately her cat and dog did not make it.

I just wanted to say thanks to all for their suggestions and comments, its really helped me with ideas to help her.

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July 6, 20070 found this helpful

This Man is someone that TRULY needs our help... BUT, I wanted to let you know of a problem we are having on the Seattle area's Craig's List web site...
There are several people out there scamming others... One is a gal who posts says she is a single mother with "nothing" & needs a car seat, baby furniture & baby clothes, etc... THEN, she logs on under a different name & SELLS the items that were donated to her!... The Nerve!
There is another person that says her water is being shut off & needs donations, But, if you suggest paying DIRECTLY to her water company, she comes up with all kinds of reasons it won't work & she wants cash.

*** Please don't get me wrong. I believe the primary reason we are put on this earth is to help others. We need to be Giving, Helping, & Loving. BUT, why "throw pearls before swine"... Just use your brain along with your heart & check that things on the internet are indeed what they seem.

---> As far a the man who's house burned down, make sure he asks the Red Cross for help. They sometimes will set you up in a motel & help you with necessities until your homeowners insurance money comes through...

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Here's several notes to others who have house fires & have homeowners insurance:

We once had a fire that destroyed 2 rooms in our home PLUS destroyed almost everything else with smoke damage. The house was un-liveable! When you have a small or med size fire with smoke & water damage, most people hire a company that specializes in cleaning up & hiring subcontractors to put in new Carpet & paint the walls etc... and also cleaners, to clean & prep the walls & cupboards etc for painting.

My advice: Keep a close eye on the people that come in to clean etc. They are getting paid a lot... & it's coming form a certain amount that the insurance says is to fix your house back up. If you can clean better & quicker than they do, then you can do it yourself & then use the money designated for them for something else, like maybe to upgrade your carpet or whatever... Also, with us, they came in & collected my Old, ugly curtains (wjen I wasn't watching) and I got them back several weeks later, all neat, pressed & dry-cleaned... But, I HATED them & didn't want them anymore, but, by that time, I had already paid for the cleaning! SHEESH! a total waste of money!

Also... Only give the company 1/3 tp 1/2 the money designated for them by the insurance company up front... & 1/3 later (when you know they are doing good work) & the job is nearly complete. Make sure to keep back at least 15% or more until the very end. & you are happy with the job & it's TOTALLY done!... The company I hired got paid in full a little to quickly & failed to put in new light switch plates & also didn't install handles on my cupboards.... Little things, to be sure, but, it's the principal... The job wasn't complete!

Just, keep your eyes on everything that's being done to fix your house up! This may be difficult if you are staying at a hotel, so try to fix up one room for you to stay in & a bathroom, or borrow or have the insurance company rent you a motorhome you park up-front (instead of staying in the motel room)... This way you will be close by & can keep your eye on things & make sure they are done right. Another example of my problems. The carpet installer they hired spoke only Spanish & when using the "stretcher bar" to install my carpet, he poked holes all over the master bedroom walls... These had to be patched, & repainted AGAIN! (the walls had JUST been painted)... Well, if I wasn't there, who knows if it would have been fixed right away...

One last thing: Our insurance company didn't pay for new furniture (they had changed the policy when my mom moved out) & the storage of the old, smoke-filled, would have cost a fortune!... So we had 3 huge, garage sales & sold EVERYTHING!... This way, we had to put only a few things into storage, which saved us a WHOLE lot of money! So, you'll have to weigh things out: Would it cost more to store your things, than it would to buy new furniture?

--->Take my advise, Read your insurance policy (or have your insurance provider explain the major points to you) BEFORE you have a fire!... This way, you can upgrade to a better policy if need be. And, believe me, we NEVER, EVER think we'll have a house fire.... But it DOES happen!

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April 14, 20091 found this helpful

Great ideas and great feedback, but has anyone compiled a list of things to do when one loses everything? Like who to contact to disconnect all services. Federal, state and local agencies for help... red cross, etc. How to handle insurance, and so on. Does anyone know of a checklist? I would think FEMA or RedCross or a local Fire Station would have one. No luck

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February 13, 20170 found this helpful

Hi my name is Christopher White live in Monroe County Florida moved to South Carolina Goose Creek due to my house burning down I lost everything most tragic thing that's ever happened to me I really need some help my dad an grandma took me in I just had nowhere else to go...

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February 27, 20171 found this helpful

Try calling Red Cross, they really helped my sister.

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April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Hello my name is kim porter, and my sister house burn up and the people who she was rent for had die the same day I was trying to contact him. And now am stay with my daughter in here apartment with my two and her two and boyfriend i want it there anyway I can get some help.

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June 18, 20180 found this helpful

hello,My name is Theresa mack, I'm from Belzoni, my house burn down in 2015, and I'm homeless, with no money, I was staying with someone, and it didn't work out, so now I live out of my car. but I'm alright. I need help with getting the house torn down. do any one know of somebody who tare down burn homes? if you know some one, please call 662-763-4702. and I have a storage house on my property, Do you know any organization that would run me some wire it up ,run water put a bathroom in for I can leave in it. Please I'm serious, I don't have money. This is my first time reaching out for something like this.

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June 18, 20180 found this helpful

hello, my name is Theresa Mack, my house burned August 24,2015. I know how you feel, and I love dogs. but GOD bless you, you still here. What do you need?
or what can I do to help you?

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