Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bloggers Unite: A Cry for Help!

The Pruitt Family

Social media and the interwebs are a powerful thing when used correctly and when contacted to post about a fellow blogger's cry for help, I couldn't say no!

Dawn Pruitt, of Check it Out! with Dawn, has had an unfortunate turn of events lately. After authorities stressed the dangers of fireworks, on July 4, a neighboring subdivision set fireworks off that resulted in the burning down of Dawn's home, which was built as a Habitat for Humanity home.

They not only lost their home and most of their possessions, but they also sadly lost their 3 family pets (two cats and a little puppy).

Here are pictures of the damage that was done:

As you can see, the house was a total loss. There was even a local news article about the fire: Fireworks deemed cause of July 4th fire.  As quoted from Dawn herself, "We got out with nothing but our PJ's!  No shoes, nothing and our home is considered a total loss."

I feel very bad because I was sent this blog post opportunity before the fundraiser that was running for Dawn and her family closed and due to health reasons, I wasn't able to post this until now. Of course, the fundraiser ended on August 11th, but is that stopping me? No way!

If you would like to make a donation to Dawn and her family, please feel free to do so at the bottom of my website-Just click on the Paypal button, tell me it's for the Pruitt family, and contribute what you can! All money donated will go directly to the family regardless of Paypal fees.

If you would like to contribute physical things such as clothing, toiletries, or other things, let me know and I'll get you in contact with the person coordinating the fundraising efforts!

If you can't afford to donate or contribute physical goods, help by re-posting, sharing, blogging, tweeting, Facebooking; anything having to do with social media to get the word out!

RT: Call for Help: Dawn of @Checkitoutdawn & her family have suffered a house fire & lost everything. Will you help?

Like I said above, social media is a powerful thing, and if you use it correctly, it can change lives. So won't you help?


Rebecca said...

how awful

Colette S said...

I heard about this and was wondering if it was true.

How terrible! I hope they will get the support they need to get their lives together again.

Terra Heck said...

I pray that she can get the help she needs and get her life back on track soon. I sent out a tweet.

Unknown said...

I send out a tweet while I figure it out if there is more I can do!