August 08, 2010

Let's help them out

In my last entry I spoke of a friend that has suffered the loss of two of her children. I spoke with her today and she told me that beyond the obvious situation being difficult to handle they are faced with the financial aspect being an unimaginable burden.

She wrote a brief blog post about what happened that went as follows:

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On Monday July 19, there was a fire at my ex's home. We lost Moo and D'oh. Deedles is my hero, because she got Ganigan, Beans, and herself out of the house. She did everything right. I'll tell the full story later. Right now, I have too much to do and think about.

I lost my babies.

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So... I have an idea, just as I did with this. I am starting a fundraiser for the family. I do not like to use other organizations when doing things of this nature because not every penny of the money given goes directly to the people involved. So I am asking everyone to give money for them. Email me at crickhollowcarving@gmail.com for details. I will collect the money and then send it to them.

They have lost all of their material possessions and currently the family is spread over a few different states. I think that with the reach of the internet we should be able to really help these people out in rebuilding their lives.

The two children that were lost were Moo, age nine, and D'oh, age three... (those were their mom's nicknames for them) they were extremely special kids and the loss is devastating. Their sisters are trying their best to cope. Mom is trying her best to keep busy, as she puts it, "I'm doing what I can to get this place in order so that I keep busy and don't think..." This is a photo of mom and all of her kids...







This is a 'Merry Christmas' video they made for me and Julie a couple of years ago, Moo and D'oh are the first two kids on the video...






Julie is going to be auctioning off some of her jewelry to benefit the family on her site here. I'm straight up asking for donations to help them out, anything you can give would be appreciated beyond imagining. Five dollars, ten, anything, they need help.

So I'm asking anyone that has a blog or website or facebook profile to re-post this or a link to it when they read it so these guys can start getting their life back together.

Again, email me at crickhollowcarving@gmail.com to get the details on giving money for the family.... any and all help would be wonderful... lets help this family out in their time of great need and loss.

9 comments:

Dana said...

Clay, I will be doing a similar post Monday. I'm hoping that amongst this strong blogging community we can help to make a difference in this situation!

Matt-Man said...

Love the Boo. I'll do what I can Clay. Cheers to ya.

Clay Perry said...

let everybody know matt... they really need help

Matt-Man said...

I just put your link on my Facebook Page, Clay. I'll write something on my blog for Tuesday. Cheers.

Jaimey said...

posting similar on mine too, linking you. Thanks for getting this going! S will appreciate whatever we can come up with. Love and hugs friends!

www.jaimeystarkeybuquet.blogspot.com

Clay Perry said...

thanks guys, there has been a heartwarming response to this so far. i let Boo know earlier how everything was going & she said "i'm crying, yet again..."

nitebyrd said...

This is so heartbreaking. I'll run a post on my blog and will email you.

Dianne said...

I donated what I could thru Dana's PayPal set-up and I have put links on both my blogs

I really just stopped by to thank you for doing what you're doing, I saw your link at Matt-Man's place

Peace

The Queen said...

We are spreading the word. I'll put a link up to you..