As many of you already know, Amanda, Eric, Clayton, Kimber and Cora lost their house to a fire today. While the loss of worldly possessions has been absolutely devastating, the entire family is safe and unharmed.
Amanda and Eric wish to convey their endless gratitude to this amazing community who has rallied around them, given of their time and money, and lifted them up in prayer. It has been a humbling and uplifting experience for us all to watch and be a part of.
Everyone is settling nicely into the hotel and adjusting to this new temporary normal.
They are currently weighing their options for next steps for a temporary living solution and eventually a permanent one. While their future of their home is still unknown, one thing is for sure- Stacy and I will be throwing one heck of a housewarming when the time comes!
I know everyone is wondering (and some are wildly speculating) as to the genesis of the fire. At this point we do not know. There are a number of possibilities being investigated. We hope for some answers soon.
In the meantime, please check your smoke detecters, keep important documents in a safe place, and talk to your family about a fire plan.
Love to you all,
The family will begin staying in a local hotel tonight while they explore their options for a more permanent solution. They are excited to have their own spaces and looking forward to spending time together as a family.
Amanda and Eric had a virtual walk through with the insurance company yesterday and were able to look at the property better now that the smoke has cleared. The home is a complete loss, as you know. The garage had some minor damage .The shop suffered some structural damage. The coup was also damaged but Clayton managed to save it enough allow the birds to continue to use it. A few beautiful trees are lost as well.
There has been a little trouble with people coming out and digging through the remains. I cannot stress enough how concerning this is. Firstly, it is extremely dangerous. Second, regardless of the condition of the property, this is trespassing on private property and theft. Additionally, it is important that nothing is moved until the insurance adjusters can physically see the property. Thank you for staying away.
While Fundly is a quick and easy way to give, many of you have reached out to ask how you can send a cash gift without paying fees. You are welcome to contact me and I will pick up a check written to "Amanda or Eric Puvogel" and get it to them wherever they are. BUT Facebook messenger has a pay function that is awesome, instant, and has no fees. The money is instantly deposited into their checking account and is available immediately. (Plus it does a really cool "raining money" thing when she opens the message that is a lot of fun!) Please use any method you are comfortable with, but by no means feel obligated.
Also, Eric and Amanda ask that you remember your local first responders and Southeast of Saline School while you are thinking about giving. Their hope is to be able to use this fund to support the organizations who have supported them through this.
Thank you for the love and support.
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