Fire Takes Another’s “Life”

(Veering from my normal posting content for an emergency aid request)

My friend, Iris,  lost everything in a fire last night. Literally EVERYTHING. She had sold her home and was moving to a new apartment and spent the day moving the last of her possessions yesterday. She left to have a get-together at the old place with her friends, and received a call later that evening from the apartment manager that the building had burnt to the groud. She hasn’t a single possession left other than what was on her physical self at the time.

Detials on the fire can be found here, although they do not name her specifically:

Apartment Fire

The Red Cross limits financial assistance to $50 (are you kidding me??) so obviously this isn’t doing much to help her immediate need. We have opened a Paypal account to take donations to help get her life back together. I’m asking everyone I can to help – even if it’s just a couple of dollars, anything will help at this point. She lives in Ann Arbor, MI, so if you’re in the area and can help in other ways please email me at cinderellawasdelusional[at]gmail[dot]com and I can put you in touch with her.

Paypal donations can be made at www.paypal.com using email dyetyke[at]gmail[dot]com – please put “Donation for Iris” in the subject header.

Please spread the word as appropriate. I am urging y’all to post to your blogs, Tweet (and RT!), do whatever you can to get this visible and get her some help. I would love to see an outpouring from our communities to help Iris right away. Let’s show how awesome we can be!!!

Thank you so much for helping.

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~ by cinderellawasdelusional on July 13, 2009.

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