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PSA - Request for Help

*hands on back of neck
My very dear friend (and former roommate) not_from_stars just learned that while she and her 16 year old daughter are in Arizona at her grandmother's funeral, her house in Maryland caught fire and they lost nearly everything.

If you have clothing you can donate in a woman's size XL/XXL, shoes in a woman's size six or nine, or any housewares please let me know. Chey wears sizes 16 to 18 in juniors or young misses clothes. She needs khakhi pants for school and white or black polo shirts

I also know this is a difficult time for a lot of people financially, but cash donations can be sent to Mylia's paypal account: sehkmetenkare@gmail.com. Any help you can provide would be great appreciated, even just passing the messages along. This post is public and you can link back to it. I will also be posting on Facebook when I get home this evening.

I'll update with more information as I receive it.

ETA: a non pay-pal way to donate cash - Give Forward

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skindyedindigo
Nov. 12th, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
I have an older blender and mixer I don't use that I can try and ship. I'll look and see what I have in my closets. I donated a lot of stuff earlier this year so I may not have much.
tinylegacies
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
thanks - I'll let you know if they need kitchen stuff. it's possible the kitchen wasn't too badly damaged but they don't really know yet since they are so far away.
skindyedindigo
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
Okay. Let me know what's needed once you have more details and I'll ask around with my friends. some of them wear XXL clothing and might be able to give some stuff away.

I really hope that they can salvage as much as possible. :(
noodledays
Nov. 12th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear this - many good thoughts to your friend! I'll check and see what I can spare right now.

and I'll try to look through the closets this weekend if I can't do it sooner.
tinylegacies
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
thanks for checking!
airplane_stars
Nov. 12th, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
I sent her a gift through paypal - it wasn't much, but I hope it helps. I'm thinking of her and her daughter! <3
tinylegacies
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
thanks honey :) every little bit will help. they have no idea what they will be coming home to.
cheyannew
Nov. 12th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
I will look through my clothes etc tonight, and see if I can be a bit of help there...
I've also put out feelers to my band to see if they're willing to assist.
I'm pretty sure between the group of us, we can help, and I told them if it's practice or helping salvage my daughters'/grandaughter's lives, well.. family first...

don't hesitate to ping me if you need to; it's cheyannew at gmail..
tinylegacies
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
if I have folks in the DC area with things to donate, would you be able to serve as a dropoff point/collection person?
cheyannew
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
I'm not actually *IN* DC, I'm in NoVa, about an hour (give or take how leaden my foot is) from College Park, but if they'd like to try to find my place in BFE Woodbridge, sure hehe....
tinylegacies
Nov. 13th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
we'll see what we can work out.
cheyannew
Nov. 13th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
sure thing; I'm cheyannew at gmail, if you need anything!
pwalkeri
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
You are my second FLer whose friend lost everything in a house fire this week. :(
tinylegacies
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
that is so awful :(

Mylia & Chey live near you - in College Park.
pwalkeri
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
DUDE that's the chick who I was going to contact about housing. That's incredibly jarring.

They're in my thoughts.
propernice
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
Is someone taking care of her insurance for her? (I can't help it, I always wear the hat.)
tinylegacies
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
I have no idea if she even has renter's insurance to be honest.
propernice
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
Oh shit.
sunsetsinthewes
Nov. 13th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
I might have some things around that I can donate. If not, I will still signal-boost this.
tinylegacies
Nov. 13th, 2012 12:50 am (UTC)
whatever you can do is appreciated. i know you and kelly have a lot on your own plates right now helping alex.
templeghosts
Nov. 13th, 2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
I'll see if I can donate via Paypal (have to move money from here to US first).
crystallinegirl
Nov. 13th, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
Does she have anywhere to stay right now? We're not -terribly- close to college park - about 45 minutes away - but we have floor space! (And a queen-size air mattress.)
tinylegacies
Nov. 13th, 2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure yet. They are going to be in AZ for a bit longer and then heading to NC for Thanksgiving. Where are you in the DC Metro area?
crystallinegirl
Nov. 13th, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
Largo - about a mile away from the end of the blue line. (due east of DC - College Park is just slightly Northeast.)
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