Post # 1
Today a co worker of mine had her house burn down. Here is more information. I was wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar to this and if so what was something that really helped you out during that time?
Her and I are very close and she was already really struggling in life, so I want to help her out. We don’t have much money so I am trying to think of other ways to help. When she gets home (she is in CA, baby was airlifted to a hospital there) I was going to give her some dinners that were frozen (homemade) so she wouldn’t have to cook for a while. Can anyone else suggest anything?!
Post # 3
That is so horrible. I’m so sorry. I would possibly hold off on the dinners for right now since she probably can’t move back into the house until it is repaired. She will probably be in a hotel paid for by her insurance company and might not be able to heat up meals.
Post # 4
That’s so sad! I couldn’t even imagine…I would freak if something like that happened to one of my children 🙁 that is very sweet of you to help and I’m sure she would appreciate it!
Post # 5
Can you help her with clothing or other comfort items that she might not have if she’s in temporary housing?
Post # 6
I know that a friend of my mother’s daughter (confused yet? lol) had her house burn down and they lost everything. I posted an ad on craigslist seeing if anyone had any clothing or household items that they would be willing to donate and the outpouring of donations and support was amazing. I would really suggest trying that.
Post # 7
This is terrible. I am so sorry to hear this. Hopefully the little boy will be alright.
I think providing her with dinners is a very nice idea. If she is not back in her home to reheat them, or is in a hotel, perhaps you can invite her over to eat?
The cheapest, but most valuable thing you can do for this woman is just to be there for her. Provide her with moral support and an open ear to talk to. That is the way to help her the most.
Also, maybe you can organize your other co-workers and do something as a group? If you have a decent sized office, pooling together $5-$10 could really make a difference.
Post # 8
This is sad. I am praying that the baby is okay.
I think your idea sounds great. I agree with the PPs ideas.
Post # 9
I think I heard the ambulances or fire trucks heading there this morning. My sympathies. I’m sure dinners would be really helpful. Also, round up your other co-workers to provide dinners and clothes as well – people mean well but not everyone is organized enough act. If there’s a signup sheet for dinner or donations it’s more likely to happen. Maybe you can invite them over so they can spend some time not in the hotel if that’s where they’re staying. Good luck.
Post # 10
I am so sorry 🙁 That is awful!
I really hope that all is okay with the family…and I think that dinners would be very sweet.
Also, have you considered a group gift? sometimes that is way easier to achive! and more fun, as well 🙂