Image by millzero.com via Flickr
I can’t even imagine the feeling of loss involved in losing your home to a fire. So much more than a simple house is at stake. To think about the all the memorabilia, pictures, hand me downs, and family heirlooms that would be gone forever. Luck for them the kids were not home, and Travis was able to get his wife and pets out of the house. Travis who authors One Word, One Rung, One Day, is now trying to sort through the ashes, and rebuild his life one day at a time. He is still managing to make posts to his blog, I don’t know if I could, and sharing what he has gone through.
A site has been set up for donations to help him out, Habitat for Travis, is taking donations through PayPal to help Travis rebuild. At the site, you can purchase “brick’s” to help out, I went over and donated what I could, and will be doing so off an on as fiancés allow. There is so much more that can’t be purchased though. The boys, 6 and 8 are avid readers, and in need of some children's books. The youngest is also struggling with the loss of his Hot Wheels collection. I will be sending a package, for I have many a book they might enjoy, and maybe a little Venison Jerky to ease the evenings with.
A few more things taken from his site.
Also if any of you live in the Orlando area or are visiting Disneyworld soon I'd love to replace t- shirts they boys picked out while we were there. My oldest is a size 10 or I think a child's large and he had a shirt with Mickey Mouse's body that said I'm the big cheese. His younger brother wears a 6 or a small and his ad a picture of Mickey and Goofy dressed as pirates along with a treasure map and it said How to Be a Pirate. It is very silly I know, but they spent a week agonizing over what shirt to pick and then they were gone before they ever got to wear them at home. I would gladly repay anyone who can find those shirts for them.
Travis managed to save very little prior to the fire departments arrival. One of the things he was unable to save was his wife’s scrapbooking things. I know that Blinda would be heartbroken at losing her scrapbooking stuff, so I think I’ll try to talk her into letting go of some of hers. I am sure there is much more that he would be in need of, but you’ll have to go over and read his posts to find out. You can get his address here.