Finding Help After a Fire?

I need help my house burned down and everything I own need help getting into a place can I get help

Where do I go to get help? My house burned down and everything in it and I'm living couch to couch and can't find no one to help me. I can't afford to pay to get into a place. I need help.


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Where to get help depends a lot on where you live as well as your age, financial circumstances, employed?, rental/owned home, number in family, children? so you will have to complete forms and make calls to see if you qualify for assistance from any agency suggested.
All state/counties have agencies that offer immediate (but usually temporary) help in cases like this.
American Red Cross is always the first place to ask for help.
Salvation Army offers help in several areas when you have a situation like this.
Almost all non-profit thrift stores help with clothing and furniture when you move into another house.


HUD offers different kinds of help so be sure to contact them to see what is available.
Google home burned need help/assistance with housing & food (add your zip code and several agency names/links will come up for you to contact).
Check with your local fire station as they usually have a list of places to contact for help after a fire.

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April 12, 20212 found this helpful

check out this link as it looks like they offer free assistance:


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My friend went through this two years ago. If you have insurance, call immediately. They will reimburse you for a hotel. They will tell you how much you can spend. Her insurance also reimbursed her for renting a place while her home was rebuilt.


If you dont have insurance, call the Red Cross and they will provide temporary shelter. You can also ask them for agencies who can help in the long term.


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You can also check local Churches, they have connections and resources to help people in need. Also you could tell your story on social media, there may be other resources out there in your area, that has funds to put you forward to restoring your life.

June 28, 20230 found this helpful

We had a fire at my home lightning struck it and everything burned we lost everything now we can't get any help from anyone and disabled and I live in Naples Florida my house burned down 5 days ago and we got a room for 3 days through the Red Cross and we've had no help since


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Here you can read about Important Steps for Your Safe and Speedy Recovery
and about financial planning


Contact your insurance agent, broker or insurance company as soon as you can. Report them when, where and what was damaged.
Make a list of damaged or lost items, if it is possible with receipts, take photos or make a video.
Keep damaged items or parts of those items until the claims adjuster has visited your home.
Keep receipts for all additional expenses, for example lodging, repairs, other supplies.
Make copies of all documents and pictures given to your claims adjuster or insurance company.

American Red Cross advises the following professional organizations for financial help:
American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
Financial Planning Association - call 800.322.4237 or visit
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors - call
847.483.5400 or visit
Society of Financial Service Professionals - call 610.526.2500 or visit


There are many government and community programs available at little or no cost - contacting your city, county or state to ask about services.
Free online resources:
Download the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Operation Hope (click on Tools, then on Calculators)
Contact your local American Red Cross.


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Please call American Red Cross and the Salvation Army


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July 11, 20230 found this helpful

I don't have the answer I have been looking every where it a long story that no one wants to heae. My wife passed away from brest Cancer before are home burned I would never want her to live like I have to live now . While she was sick I didn't thank of bills taxes nothing but my Wendy well I am paying for it know lost the property to vouchers that told me that want to help Like he'll. They do their taking it from me for nothing. I am on a fix income $1,000 per month on my retirement I am 71 this year I have mo way to recover what I lost not in money or time. I have tried city county state fed I did not even get a call back.

Advertisement nit only 71 I am a Veteran I tried them to. So now I just weighting to be put on the street like an old shirt with holes the cloth my be still good but not good enough . So soon I will be a homeless vet just a number present of how meany homeless vats or on the street I do take the blame it is my fault but my Wendy fought for 5 years and I was her side kick that's where I really where lost everything because she was my every thing .and all ways will be. I was blessed to be with her I was so Ritch with her. And it hurt then and it hurts now. Love and miss you. Your keeper.


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