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Davis Home Fire/Complete Loss

$11,783raised of $18,000 goal
65%

Organizer: Sherry Guice Beneficiary: Angela & Billy Davis & Family

**UPDATE** The Davis Family is SO CLOSE to getting into their new home! Can you help us with this last push to raise $5000 for a well and septic so their family can start to rebuild?

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Madison County, NC is one of the most caring communities I've ever had the pleasure of being a part of.  The community will come to the aid of those in need whether it be prayers, a caring hug, to assisting others getting back on their feet.  I know our extended communities are just as loving.

Dear Madison County, Animal Lovers, & those further away, 
We all know and love the Davis family.  They have done so much for others and the animals at Madison County Animal Services.  In these past early hours of the morning, they have suffered a devastating complete loss of their family home. 

The Davis's are in need of housing for themselves and their 4 beautiful children along with their family pets.  Unfortunately they lost one of their dear canines, Brynn and the childrens hamster, Ashley. 

They have nothing left except for the clothes they were wearing as they went to sleep. 

Words and feelings can not describe the loss they must feel right now and my heart is broken for them.  I do find comfort in knowing that as a community we can help them rebuild. 

I don't understand how something like this happens to people who do so much for others, but it did.

Please help us with a donation.  Any amount is greatly appreciated. 

Hug your family, including your pets today.  Tell your friends you love them.  And let's all show the Davis family how much we care.  Let's show them how much we love them and help them get back on their feet.

If you have any questions regarding the Davis family please call, text or message me (Sherry) @ 828-606-9429. The family is overwhelmed. I promise to relay all messages to them.  They will speak with everyone very soon and appreciate you all so very much!
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05/18/2014
by Sherry Guice
We're so close but yet still so far away. We had hoped to tap into the spring on the property that used to provide water to my parents and Grandmother's house but it seems that it has closed off over the years of no use. We're going to have to drill a well which is an expense we weren't prepared for. The money that has been raised for us so far has helped us with living expenses, storage for what we were able to salvage and what has been donated to us, the Soil Scientist to find a spot of land to perc on my parents property, and most importantly, the down payment on our future home. With the well and the septic we're still short about $5000. I'm not usually the one asking for help, I prefer to be the one to help, but this time I have to ask. My children are so excited to have a home of their own again in their future. We all are. We need your help to make this happen. Please donate if you can and even if you can't donate, please share the page and ask your friends and family to share. Copy and paste this status if you'd like so that everyone knows that there is progress being made. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! ~The Davis Family

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05/14/2014
by Sherry Guice
HEADS UP - The Davis Family's perk test was passed AND the mortgage was approved for the home to be placed on her parents property.  This is GREAT NEWS and a tremendous Blessing, thanks to all of you!   

Here's the kicker and why we need to share this fundraiser and raise an additional $5,000.   The downpayment took ALL of the money raised and in order to move forward it's imperative that they are able to afford "well hook-up" and "septic".  

I'm asking that all of you please share this fundraiser and the reason why to everyone you know.  We are so close to getting them in the home they so deserve and with everyones help I know we can do this.

Thank you all for the amazing support -  I will keep you updated as things progress.
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I'm asking that all of you please share this fundraiser and the reason why to everyone you know.  We are so close to getting them in the home they so deserve and with everyones help I know we can do this.

Thank you all for the amazing support -  I will keep you updated as things progress.">


04/23/2014
by Sherry Guice
Snagged from Angela FB page: I've seen this so I know it's true. Although, I was in such a daze the first few weeks that I've just started remembering things in flashbacks. I may not remember the words that were spoken, or every call, text, and offer to help, but when I think back on the days and weeks following the fire my heart doesn't sink, it fills with warmth and love. That's what I remember. The warmth, caring, and love shown to us, our rainbow after the storm. I'm not saying it's easy. It's truly not. It's still hard for me to walk through a store and see the things that we had in the house, or see pictures of sweet Brynn and not have a sinking feeling in my soul knowing what we had, what we lost, and remembering the shear fear of that night. It's hard to breath through the panic attacks when I see a brush fire, or a light flicker, or smell anything remotely burning. It's hard, plain and simple, it's hard and it's something that I'd never wish on my worst enemy. However, no matter how hard it's been, what has kept us going was our family, our friends, and our community. You all are our rainbows and for that we will forever be grateful. Love to you all. 
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04/16/2014
by Sherry Guice
I wanted to share a beautiful update from the Davis family with you all.  This was posted today from Angela: 

So much to say but where to begin? It's been a full month today since our world was turned upside down and we lost our home and everything we owned. We have so very much to be thankful for. Our lives, our wonderful family, our amazing friends, our outstanding community, and the loving people far and wide who don't even know us but stepped up to help in our time of need. My heart is filled to the brim with gratitude that none of you will ever fully know the extent of. As I was thinking back on the kindness and love that has been bestowed on us by this community I pick up the paper to learn that the community was also rallying around another lady. She said her son had been killed in an accident in Florida, only to find out that her son was in fact alive and well and that she has preyed upon the kind souls of our community for financial gain. This story infuriated me to say the least. I know first hand how caring our community is. I know how much my family and I needed everyone's support and we have not been failed once during the past month. To read that someone took advantage of the caring hearts of our community makes me so very angry. I can't fathom what goes through a person's mind when they plan out a scheme so elaborate. There are people in this world who are sick, struggling, or like us, have lost everything they own and truly need the financial help to put their life back together but because of people like this woman, the hearts of the community are a little harder, more leery, and not as open to helping out of fear that they'll be deceived. Who can blame them? Certainly not I. I hope that my heart would continue to be open, as it always has been, and that I would continue to give freely to help others as they need help but I would be leery too. I hate that. I pray for her. If I've learned anything from this experience, I've learned that everything you do in this life does come back full circle to you, all you have to do is notice it. Many people have asked so I'd like to clarify, while we did live in that home for 11 years, we did not own it. We were renters and unfortunately we did not have renters insurance, nor did our landlord have insurance on the home. We've learned that lesson the hard way. So no, for the few who have made some 'unfavorable' remarks regarding the fundraiser that has been set up for us by our friends, there is no insurance windfall coming our way. What we have is all we've got and you know what, we're pretty darn grateful for what we do have. We have met some amazing people during this past month, people that we may not have met otherwise. Our family, our friendships, our relationship with our community is closer than it ever was before. I'm not happy about what it took to get to this point but I believe everything happens for a reason and God has a plan for us. Our family continues to heal and life gets back to normal a little more each day. We're still waiting to hear when the next perc evaluation will be but as soon as I know something I'll be sure to let everyone know. Your good thoughts and prayers mean the world to us and we're happy to share this experience. Thanks for listening to me ramble, sometimes you just need to put it all out there ya know?  Have a fabulous night everyone.
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04/10/2014
by Sherry Guice
I've an update from the Davis family - they are slowly healing with everyone's help.  It's been such a blessing to have the community far and wide to surround them with so much love.  Please continue to share this fundraiser, pray, and send good positive thoughts.  They've a long way to go in order to get into their own home and still need our help.  We can do this.  

From Angela: Alright y'all, the Soil Scientist comes tomorrow to see if there's a spot that will perc for septic on my parents land. Some of you may remember that we tried to get the land to perc in 2011 but it wouldn't pass through conventional test measures. Since the fire we decided to try again, but this time we had to call in a specialist. If this passes it will be our first step towards getting into a new home. If it doesn't perc, then at least we'll know we need to go in a different direction. Please throw an extra prayer up if you get a chance. We're trying hard not to get our hopes up but we want this really bad. Have a great night!
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03/31/2014
by Sherry Guice

The benefit ride today hosted by Immortalz. ♥ Thank you to Immortalz, Dark Star, Simply Sick, Legion of Doom, and all of the individual riders and supporters who came out today. You all are amazing and we can't thank you enough!!


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Immortalz, Dark Star, Simply Sick, Legion of Doom, and all of the individual riders and supporters who came out today. You all are amazing and we can't thank you enough!!

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03/31/2014
by Sherry Guice
Post from Angela: The benefit ride today hosted by Immortalz. ♥ Thank you to Immortalz, Dark Star, Simply Sick, Legion of Doom, and all of the individual riders and supporters who came out today. You all are amazing and we can't thank you enough!!


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Immortalz, Dark Star, Simply Sick, Legion of Doom, and all of the individual riders and supporters who came out today. You all are amazing and we can't thank you enough!!

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03/31/2014
by Sherry Guice
Please see this beautiful message from Angela:
Several times over the last two weeks I've asked myself, "Why?" Why us? We try to be good honest people, help anyone in need, live a good life, so why us? Why now? We'd poured all of our tax money into and had just finished remodeling the house to accommodate our nephew who we were planning to get custody of due to my sister in laws illness, so why now? Why our house? We'd lived there 11 years and... while we didn't own it, we loved it and took care of it like we did and our landlord was like a grandmother to us, so why our house? No one should ever have to watch everything they own burn to the ground while their children scream and cry behind them. So many questions of why, why, why. I still don't have all of the answers but I'm starting to see some of the reasons why. Our community has rallied around us, we've met new friends, people we may have never met otherwise but will be thankful for, for the rest of our lives. It's brought us closer to friends and neighbors and family. It's reminded all of us how precious life is and how close we came to losing our own lives and the lives of our children. Life is precious. Children are precious. Friends and family are precious. We have a renewed sense of hope, love for our community, and determination to continue to do good and help where can. We have been astonished by the outpouring of love and support for our family. People that don't even know us, but we've touched their life some way, have come out to support us. It's a humbling feeling to say the least. I know we've said it at least 100 times in the last two weeks but we'll continue to say it, thank you. Thank you doesn't even begin to cover how grateful we are to everyone who's rallied around us to help us put our life back together but I hope you understand how thankful we truly are.

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... while we didn't own it, we loved it and took care of it like we did and our landlord was like a grandmother to us, so why our house? No one should ever have to watch everything they own burn to the ground while their children scream and cry behind them. So many questions of why, why, why. I still don't have all of the answers but I'm starting to see some of the reasons why. Our community has rallied around us, we've met new friends, people we may have never met otherwise but will be thankful for, for the rest of our lives. It's brought us closer to friends and neighbors and family. It's reminded all of us how precious life is and how close we came to losing our own lives and the lives of our children. Life is precious. Children are precious. Friends and family are precious. We have a renewed sense of hope, love for our community, and determination to continue to do good and help where can. We have been astonished by the outpouring of love and support for our family. People that don't even know us, but we've touched their life some way, have come out to support us. It's a humbling feeling to say the least. I know we've said it at least 100 times in the last two weeks but we'll continue to say it, thank you. Thank you doesn't even begin to cover how grateful we are to everyone who's rallied around us to help us put our life back together but I hope you understand how thankful we truly are.
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03/25/2014
by Sherry Guice
Thank you will never be enough for all that everyone has done and continues to do for our family. We want everyone to know how much we appreciate every single item, every single penny, and every single prayer that has been given to us. We are all too aware that so many out there are struggling to make ends meet but yet you have brought and given whatever you could to help our family and our biggest hope is that one day we can give back to you all, as you have to us. ~Angela and Billy
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03/23/2014
by Sherry Guice
Deborah Gray & I have a huge favor to ask of you all. It won't take but a few moments of your time. We need to spread the fundraiser further out into the world and our wish is that Good Morning America will be willing to do this for us. Who are more deserving than the Davis's? We are going to make this very easy for you to do. All you need to do is go to the following link: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/RobinRoberts/mailform?id=10263366#.Uy3oIStWtC8.facebook

Fill out the short ...form and tell the Davis home fire story. You can use your own words or copy and paste the following at the end of this post. If enough of us to this, how can they ignore us. Share with your friends, copy and page this info for the share otherwise they only get the link. And then say a prayer they hear our plight. That's all - it's simple. Here is the info you can use on the short submission page. Please don't ignore this - it will just take a moment of your time. Copy and Paste for the form:

Dear Robin & GMA:
The early morning of hours of March 16, 2014, the Davis Family lost their home and two of their family pets to a devastating house fire. They are the family that every community wishes to have as neighbors and friends. They have always put others before themselves and whenever anyone is in need they are the first ones to say "how can we help?". They both work for the Madison County Animal Services and have been instrumental in saving millions of animals through rescue efforts and education. In reality they are hero's, however they would deny that fact.

This fire destroyed their home and all of their belongings. Nothing was left untouched. We all thank God that they are here with us today.

We are asking Good Morning America and Robin Roberts to please help us share their fundraiser page. We are a small community but one that has a heart bigger than the largest city out there. We need and seek your assistance in getting this amazing and deserving family into a home of their home. They have 4 small children, twins ~ a boy and girl age 8, and two more daughters age 10 & 12. The children are having a very rough time dealing all that has happened.

Can you please share their fundraiser page for us along with their story? We would be ever so grateful and appreciative. We all love them so very much.
https://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/davis-home-fire-complete-loss-/151059
sincerely,

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http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/RobinRoberts/mailform?id=10263366#.Uy3oIStWtC8.facebook

Fill out the short ...form and tell the Davis home fire story. You can use your own words or copy and paste the following at the end of this post. If enough of us to this, how can they ignore us. Share with your friends, copy and page this info for the share otherwise they only get the link. And then say a prayer they hear our plight. That's all - it's simple. Here is the info you can use on the short submission page. Please don't ignore this - it will just take a moment of your time. Copy and Paste for the form:

Dear Robin & GMA:
The early morning of hours of March 16, 2014, the Davis Family lost their home and two of their family pets to a devastating house fire. They are the family that every community wishes to have as neighbors and friends. They have always put others before themselves and whenever anyone is in need they are the first ones to say "how can we help?". They both work for the Madison County Animal Services and have been instrumental in saving millions of animals through rescue efforts and education. In reality they are hero's, however they would deny that fact.

This fire destroyed their home and all of their belongings. Nothing was left untouched. We all thank God that they are here with us today.

We are asking Good Morning America and Robin Roberts to please help us share their fundraiser page. We are a small community but one that has a heart bigger than the largest city out there. We need and seek your assistance in getting this amazing and deserving family into a home of their home. They have 4 small children, twins ~ a boy and girl age 8, and two more daughters age 10 & 12. The children are having a very rough time dealing all that has happened.

Can you please share their fundraiser page for us along with their story? We would be ever so grateful and appreciative. We all love them so very much.
https://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/davis-home-fire-complete-loss-/151059
sincerely,
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03/23/2014
by Sherry Guice
Deborah Gray & I have a huge favor to ask of you all. It won't take but a few moments of your time. We need to spread the fundraiser further out into the world and our wish is that Good Morning America will be willing to do this for us. Who are more deserving than the Davis's? We are going to make this very easy for you to do. All you need to do is go to the following link: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/RobinRoberts/mailform?id=10263366#.Uy3oIStWtC8.facebook

Fill out the short ...form and tell the Davis home fire story. You can use your own words or copy and paste the following at the end of this post. If enough of us to this, how can they ignore us. Share with your friends, copy and page this info for the share otherwise they only get the link. And then say a prayer they hear our plight. That's all - it's simple. Here is the info you can use on the short submission page. Please don't ignore this - it will just take a moment of your time. Copy and Paste for the form:

Dear Robin & GMA:
The early morning of hours of March 16, 2014, the Davis Family lost their home and two of their family pets to a devastating house fire. They are the family that every community wishes to have as neighbors and friends. They have always put others before themselves and whenever anyone is in need they are the first ones to say "how can we help?". They both work for the Madison County Animal Services and have been instrumental in saving millions of animals through rescue efforts and education. In reality they are hero's, however they would deny that fact.

This fire destroyed their home and all of their belongings. Nothing was left untouched. We all thank God that they are here with us today.

We are asking Good Morning America and Robin Roberts to please help us share their fundraiser page. We are a small community but one that has a heart bigger than the largest city out there. We need and seek your assistance in getting this amazing and deserving family into a home of their home. They have 4 small children, twins ~ a boy and girl age 8, and two more daughters age 10 & 12. The children are having a very rough time dealing all that has happened.

Can you please share their fundraiser page for us along with their story? We would be ever so grateful and appreciative. We all love them so very much.
https://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/davis-home-fire-complete-loss-/151059
sincerely,

Share This Update!
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/RobinRoberts/mailform?id=10263366#.Uy3oIStWtC8.facebook

Fill out the short ...form and tell the Davis home fire story. You can use your own words or copy and paste the following at the end of this post. If enough of us to this, how can they ignore us. Share with your friends, copy and page this info for the share otherwise they only get the link. And then say a prayer they hear our plight. That's all - it's simple. Here is the info you can use on the short submission page. Please don't ignore this - it will just take a moment of your time. Copy and Paste for the form:

Dear Robin & GMA:
The early morning of hours of March 16, 2014, the Davis Family lost their home and two of their family pets to a devastating house fire. They are the family that every community wishes to have as neighbors and friends. They have always put others before themselves and whenever anyone is in need they are the first ones to say "how can we help?". They both work for the Madison County Animal Services and have been instrumental in saving millions of animals through rescue efforts and education. In reality they are hero's, however they would deny that fact.

This fire destroyed their home and all of their belongings. Nothing was left untouched. We all thank God that they are here with us today.

We are asking Good Morning America and Robin Roberts to please help us share their fundraiser page. We are a small community but one that has a heart bigger than the largest city out there. We need and seek your assistance in getting this amazing and deserving family into a home of their home. They have 4 small children, twins ~ a boy and girl age 8, and two more daughters age 10 & 12. The children are having a very rough time dealing all that has happened.

Can you please share their fundraiser page for us along with their story? We would be ever so grateful and appreciative. We all love them so very much.
https://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/davis-home-fire-complete-loss-/151059
sincerely,
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03/23/2014
by Sherry Guice
I wanted to share a couple messages that have been posted from the family.  Their world has been turned upside down but they are healing with the love and support from the community near and far.  We've a way to go to get them to a place where they can rest and feel like life is back to normal and I'm determined to see that happen.  I am asking all of you to continue to share this page and share this story with everyone you know. 

A message from Angela: A week. One minute I think, "Wow, I can't believe it's already been a week." then the next I think, "Wow, I can't believe it's only been a week, it seems like it's been a month." Do me a favor, call your family and friends and tell them how much you love them, hug your children and your pets, and remember how truly blessed you really are today because in 5 minutes, your life could forever change.

A message from Billy: On your birthday you get gifts, cards , and birthday wishes. I was opening the cards and gifts this morning and reading the birthday wishes on here, and am so thankful for life and friends. Everyone has rallied around us and supported our family during this time and it is very humbling. I am so thankful to have such great friends, a great family, and live in the most amazing community. Thank you all for everything.

A message from Deborah (Angela's Mama): There are Just no words good enough to express How thankful we all are for the loving support That you all Have shown to my family. You all will never know How much it means to us!!!!


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A message from Angela: A week. One minute I think, "Wow, I can't believe it's already been a week." then the next I think, "Wow, I can't believe it's only been a week, it seems like it's been a month." Do me a favor, call your family and friends and tell them how much you love them, hug your children and your pets, and remember how truly blessed you really are today because in 5 minutes, your life could forever change.

A message from Billy: On your birthday you get gifts, cards , and birthday wishes. I was opening the cards and gifts this morning and reading the birthday wishes on here, and am so thankful for life and friends. Everyone has rallied around us and supported our family during this time and it is very humbling. I am so thankful to have such great friends, a great family, and live in the most amazing community. Thank you all for everything.

A message from Deborah (Angela's Mama): There are Just no words good enough to express How thankful we all are for the loving support That you all Have shown to my family. You all will never know How much it means to us!!!!

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03/23/2014
by Sherry Guice
This Saturday 3/29/14 Immortalz MC is Hosting a Benefit Ride to support the Davis Family.  Cost is $10 per bike.  Any donations are accepted and appreciated.  Riders will meet at 1pm at Lake Louise in Weaverville.  Kickstands up at 2pm.  PLEASE LIKE, SHARE, AND GET THE WORD OUT.
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03/21/2014
by Sherry Guice
Hi everyone, it's me, Angela. I'm sorry I haven't been on sooner to write this but things have been a little hectic for us to say the least. If you've never experienced a house fire I hope and pray that you never have to. The devastation is like nothing I've ever experienced before and I would never wish it on anyone.

I want to thank each and every one of you who have thought about us, prayed for us, called, messaged, sent cards, opened your wallets, your homes, your belongings. You've brought food, made delicious meals, brought plates, napkins, paper towels and made sure that we remembered to eat. Several who have experienced the devastating loss of a home to fire have shared your stories of understanding and of hope for the future. You've started fundraisers and given so much of your time and energy to sharing and giving and doing anything you could to help us. Our children are smiling again because they know that we are going to be okay. That in itself brings joy to my heart because as a parent, the hardest thing for me was seeing their heartbreak and them feeling for one second uncertain about where they belong. When they smile and laugh, my heart sings. Our community, our family, our friends, people near and far are doing everything they can to put our family back together and that is a debt that I will never be able to repay. The generosity that has been bestowed upon our little family has my heart nearly bursting at the seams with gratitude and it gives me an overwhelming peace of mind that we are going to be okay. One day, life will be normal again. Four days ago, that was hard to imagine. Thank you. The words seems so incredibly small but they huge in my heart. Please know that we are so grateful to you all for everything that you have done and continue to do for our family while we try to rebuild our life from scratch. We couldn't do it without the care and love we've been given for each one of you. Words will never come close to describing the feeling that I have in my heart with every hug and every word of encouragement but I hope that a huge THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts can give you a little bit of an idea. 

I hope you have a beautiful day, 

Angela

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03/21/2014
by Sherry Guice
Hi everyone, it's me, Angela. I'm sorry I haven't been on sooner to write this but things have been a little hectic for us to say the least. If you've never experienced a house fire I hope and pray that you never have to. The devastation is like nothing I've ever experienced before and I would never wish it on anyone.

I want to thank each and every one of you who have thought about us, prayed for us, called, messaged, sent cards, opened your wallets, your homes, your belongings. You've brought food, made delicious meals, brought plates, napkins, paper towels and made sure that we remembered to eat. Several who have experienced the devastating loss of a home to fire have shared your stories of understanding and of hope for the future. You've started fundraisers and given so much of your time and energy to sharing and giving and doing anything you could to help us. Our children are smiling again because they know that we are going to be okay. That in itself brings joy to my heart because as a parent, the hardest thing for me was seeing their heartbreak and them feeling for one second uncertain about where they belong. When they smile and laugh, my heart sings. Our community, our family, our friends, people near and far are doing everything they can to put our family back together and that is a debt that I will never be able to repay. The generosity that has been bestowed upon our little family has my heart nearly bursting at the seams with gratitude and it gives me an overwhelming peace of mind that we are going to be okay. One day, life will be normal again. Four days ago, that was hard to imagine. Thank you. The words seems so incredibly small but they huge in my heart. Please know that we are so grateful to you all for everything that you have done and continue to do for our family while we try to rebuild our life from scratch. We couldn't do it without the care and love we've been given for each one of you. Words will never come close to describing the feeling that I have in my heart with every hug and every word of encouragement but I hope that a huge THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts can give you a little bit of an idea. 

I hope you have a beautiful day, 

Angela

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03/20/2014
by Sherry Guice
SPIN TO WIN @ the LUCKY PET ADOPTION FAIR!
PROCEEDS TO GO THE DAVIS FAMILY
This Saturday March 22, 2014 Noon - 4pm
Four Points by Sheraton
22 Woodfin St.
Asheville ...
Look for the SPIN TO WIN with the PetGazette
All Proceeds from the SPIN TO WIN GO THE DAVIS FAMILY!
Come out and see animals, and help out the Family.

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03/19/2014
by Sherry Guice

 

Evening All,

 

It’s me Sherry and I wish you could see through my eyes today.  I’m going to try to make that happen with this update and hope that you can feel what I felt.   

 

I just want to give a small glimpse of the day to help you understand why this fundraiser is so very important.  Why I pray that we continue to assist the Davis family rebuild after the devastating loss of their home. I beg forgiveness ahead of time because this is emotional.  I can’t imagine what it was like that night.

 

Driving up the road to meet with the family at what is left of their home my heart drops in my stomach at the site of what is there.  Then I see the children and a smile returns to my face.

 

I get out of my car and a sweet 8 year old boy runs to me and takes my hand , and in a tiny voice says, “come on, come with me”.  He begins walking me to a melted grill and picks up a tiny black unicorn.  I can’t tell if it’s glass or metal because it’s charred black.  He tells me in a sad voice that these were his mothers when she was little and were to be a special gift for his sisters 10 birthday.  This is important to him.  He doesn’t need to see my tears, so I don’t cry.  

 

I also see people in white Hazmat outfits charred with black soot.  You can’t touch anything without being marked.  It’s a devastating sight, but people are joking and smiling.  Humor helps.  

 

In a few moments I break away from the others and walk around the house.  I get to the back side and there is no wall.  Looking into the home, I see the melted twisted metal frame of the bed where my friends slept just 5 minutes before the ceiling fell in.  Breathe, just breathe.

 

My eyes leave that area and immediately see the bunk beds where the children were sleeping.  Six inches above them the fire had been smoldering for days unknown.  Six inches.

 

No one is back there with me and I cry.  I cry because they are alive.  I cry because things can be replaced.  I cry because we are so blessed to have this family with us today.  

 

I wanted to share this with you not to make you cry, nor to make you sad.  But to cherish our family and friends.  I am asking you to share the fundraiser page with as many people as you can.  I want my friends, now family - to have a home again to begin rebuilding the life they had.

 

Everything is destroyed, nothing was spared.  Everything was touched.  The few remains pulled out of the home have scars from that night that can’t be washed away.  

 

The love and outpouring of support has been so instrumental in the healing process.  For that I can’t express enough gratitude for.  Thank you!    All my Love, Sherry





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Evening All,

 

It’s me Sherry and I wish you could see through my eyes today.  I’m going to try to make that happen with this update and hope that you can feel what I felt.   

 

I just want to give a small glimpse of the day to help you understand why this fundraiser is so very important.  Why I pray that we continue to assist the Davis family rebuild after the devastating loss of their home. I beg forgiveness ahead of time because this is emotional.  I can’t imagine what it was like that night.

 

Driving up the road to meet with the family at what is left of their home my heart drops in my stomach at the site of what is there.  Then I see the children and a smile returns to my face.

 

I get out of my car and a sweet 8 year old boy runs to me and takes my hand , and in a tiny voice says, “come on, come with me”.  He begins walking me to a melted grill and picks up a tiny black unicorn.  I can’t tell if it’s glass or metal because it’s charred black.  He tells me in a sad voice that these were his mothers when she was little and were to be a special gift for his sisters 10 birthday.  This is important to him.  He doesn’t need to see my tears, so I don’t cry.  

 

I also see people in white Hazmat outfits charred with black soot.  You can’t touch anything without being marked.  It’s a devastating sight, but people are joking and smiling.  Humor helps.  

 

In a few moments I break away from the others and walk around the house.  I get to the back side and there is no wall.  Looking into the home, I see the melted twisted metal frame of the bed where my friends slept just 5 minutes before the ceiling fell in.  Breathe, just breathe.

 

My eyes leave that area and immediately see the bunk beds where the children were sleeping.  Six inches above them the fire had been smoldering for days unknown.  Six inches.

 

No one is back there with me and I cry.  I cry because they are alive.  I cry because things can be replaced.  I cry because we are so blessed to have this family with us today.  

 

I wanted to share this with you not to make you cry, nor to make you sad.  But to cherish our family and friends.  I am asking you to share the fundraiser page with as many people as you can.  I want my friends, now family - to have a home again to begin rebuilding the life they had.

 

Everything is destroyed, nothing was spared.  Everything was touched.  The few remains pulled out of the home have scars from that night that can’t be washed away.  

 

The love and outpouring of support has been so instrumental in the healing process.  For that I can’t express enough gratitude for.  Thank you!    All my Love, Sherry




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03/19/2014
by Sherry Guice

 

Evening All,

 

It’s me Sherry and I wish you could see through my eyes today.  I’m going to try to make that happen with this update and hope that you can feel what I felt.   

 

I just want to give a small glimpse of the day to help you understand why this fundraiser is so very important.  Why I pray that we continue to assist the Davis family rebuild after the devastating loss of their home. I beg forgiveness ahead of time because this is emotional.  I can’t imagine what it was like that night.

 

Driving up the road to meet with the family at what is left of their home my heart drops in my stomach at the site of what is there.  Then I see the children and a smile returns to my face.

 

I get out of my car and a sweet 8 year old boy runs to me and takes my hand , and in a tiny voice says, “come on, come with me”.  He begins walking me to a melted grill and picks up a tiny black unicorn.  I can’t tell if it’s glass or metal because it’s charred black.  He tells me in a sad voice that these were his mothers when she was little and were to be a special gift for his sisters 10 birthday.  This is important to him.  He doesn’t need to see my tears, so I don’t cry.  

 

I also see people in white Hazmat outfits charred with black soot.  You can’t touch anything without being marked.  It’s a devastating sight, but people are joking and smiling.  Humor helps.  

 

In a few moments I break away from the others and walk around the house.  I get to the back side and there is no wall.  Looking into the home, I see the melted twisted metal frame of the bed where my friends slept just 5 minutes before the ceiling fell in.  Breathe, just breathe.

 

My eyes leave that area and immediately see the bunk beds where the children were sleeping.  Six inches above them the fire had been smoldering for days unknown.  Six inches.

 

No one is back there with me and I cry.  I cry because they are alive.  I cry because things can be replaced.  I cry because we are so blessed to have this family with us today.  

 

I wanted to share this with you not to make you cry, nor to make you sad.  But to cherish our family and friends.  I am asking you to share the fundraiser page with as many people as you can.  I want my friends, now family - to have a home again to begin rebuilding the life they had.

 

Everything is destroyed, nothing was spared.  Everything was touched.  The few remains pulled out of the home have scars from that night that can’t be washed away.  

 

The love and outpouring of support has been so instrumental in the healing process.  For that I can’t express enough gratitude for.  Thank you!    All my Love, Sherry





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Evening All,

 

It’s me Sherry and I wish you could see through my eyes today.  I’m going to try to make that happen with this update and hope that you can feel what I felt.   

 

I just want to give a small glimpse of the day to help you understand why this fundraiser is so very important.  Why I pray that we continue to assist the Davis family rebuild after the devastating loss of their home. I beg forgiveness ahead of time because this is emotional.  I can’t imagine what it was like that night.

 

Driving up the road to meet with the family at what is left of their home my heart drops in my stomach at the site of what is there.  Then I see the children and a smile returns to my face.

 

I get out of my car and a sweet 8 year old boy runs to me and takes my hand , and in a tiny voice says, “come on, come with me”.  He begins walking me to a melted grill and picks up a tiny black unicorn.  I can’t tell if it’s glass or metal because it’s charred black.  He tells me in a sad voice that these were his mothers when she was little and were to be a special gift for his sisters 10 birthday.  This is important to him.  He doesn’t need to see my tears, so I don’t cry.  

 

I also see people in white Hazmat outfits charred with black soot.  You can’t touch anything without being marked.  It’s a devastating sight, but people are joking and smiling.  Humor helps.  

 

In a few moments I break away from the others and walk around the house.  I get to the back side and there is no wall.  Looking into the home, I see the melted twisted metal frame of the bed where my friends slept just 5 minutes before the ceiling fell in.  Breathe, just breathe.

 

My eyes leave that area and immediately see the bunk beds where the children were sleeping.  Six inches above them the fire had been smoldering for days unknown.  Six inches.

 

No one is back there with me and I cry.  I cry because they are alive.  I cry because things can be replaced.  I cry because we are so blessed to have this family with us today.  

 

I wanted to share this with you not to make you cry, nor to make you sad.  But to cherish our family and friends.  I am asking you to share the fundraiser page with as many people as you can.  I want my friends, now family - to have a home again to begin rebuilding the life they had.

 

Everything is destroyed, nothing was spared.  Everything was touched.  The few remains pulled out of the home have scars from that night that can’t be washed away.  

 

The love and outpouring of support has been so instrumental in the healing process.  For that I can’t express enough gratitude for.  Thank you!    All my Love, Sherry




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03/18/2014
by Sherry Guice
HOT DOG BENEFIT FOR THE DAVIS FAMILY
Friday, March 21st
11am - 2pm
Administration Building
Cost: $6.00
COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE DAVIS FAMILY

Menu:
Hot Dog w/all the fixins, chips, drink, and a desert

Contact:
Sue Rector @ 649-3131 or susanrector@madisoncountync.org
or
Diana Arrowood @ 6493014 or darrowood@madisoncountync.org

 ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO THE FAMILY

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03/18/2014
by Sherry Guice
If you are interested in helping with the Meal Train we still have the following days open. March 20, 21, 26, & 28-31. You can reserve your day through the following link. http://www.mealtrain.com/view/?id=Tj5cnbJaDYM%3D
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03/17/2014
by Sherry Guice

*UPDATE ON THE DAVIS FAMILY NEEDS*


Today we spent our time going through all the clothing donations and sorting them for the family.  I believe that because of your outpouring of love we now have clothing covered for the entire family.


We would like to turn our focus to Gift Cards which would enable the family to get needed items on a daily basis.  Stores such as Ingles, Walmart, CVS, Sams Club, Home Depot, Lowes, PetSmart,  etc. would provide food items, medicine, toiletries, home improvement items when the time comes.


You may drop off donations at the shelter or if you prefer you may mail them to the shelter.  


The Staff at the shelter want to express their deepest appreciation to everyone.  Your support for the Davis family has touched us in the most profound way.  Words can never express how completely.


There are a few “fun” fundraisers that are being coordinated.  Did I mention FUN?!!  They are all currently in the planning stage and as soon as I have the information I will share it all with you here.


I wanted to mention that I am still in the process of returning calls, texts, emails and never imagined there would be so many.  I won’t be at the shelter tomorrow but instead will be ensuring that every message is returned.  If I speak with you twice, I apologize in advance.  If you have not received a reply or answer to a question asked, please reach out to me again.


This whole experience has changed me forever.  Our dear friends are safe and being taken care of and for that I am grateful.  Each and every one of you are a blessing.  


Don’t forget we have our Meal Train set up to provide home cooked meals through the end of this month.  If you’d like to help you can sign up at this link: http://www.mealtrain.com/?id=m5vn6wu5q55t#sthash.5z4K6DvB.dpuf


And our Fundraiser for monetary donations: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/davis-home-fire-complete-loss-/151059


Added:  I just spoke with Angela and found out that all the dogs toys were destroyed along with flea meds.  These precious babies all had their own chew toys, antlers, balls, etc.  Care packages for the dogs would be a help.   She also mentioned in conversation that she was out of hangers.  I happen to know that she prefers those plain plastic hangers found at Walmart.  


Sweet Hugs, Sherry

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*UPDATE ON THE DAVIS FAMILY NEEDS*


Today we spent our time going through all the clothing donations and sorting them for the family.  I believe that because of your outpouring of love we now have clothing covered for the entire family.


We would like to turn our focus to Gift Cards which would enable the family to get needed items on a daily basis.  Stores such as Ingles, Walmart, CVS, Sams Club, Home Depot, Lowes, PetSmart,  etc. would provide food items, medicine, toiletries, home improvement items when the time comes.


You may drop off donations at the shelter or if you prefer you may mail them to the shelter.  


The Staff at the shelter want to express their deepest appreciation to everyone.  Your support for the Davis family has touched us in the most profound way.  Words can never express how completely.


There are a few “fun” fundraisers that are being coordinated.  Did I mention FUN?!!  They are all currently in the planning stage and as soon as I have the information I will share it all with you here.


I wanted to mention that I am still in the process of returning calls, texts, emails and never imagined there would be so many.  I won’t be at the shelter tomorrow but instead will be ensuring that every message is returned.  If I speak with you twice, I apologize in advance.  If you have not received a reply or answer to a question asked, please reach out to me again.


This whole experience has changed me forever.  Our dear friends are safe and being taken care of and for that I am grateful.  Each and every one of you are a blessing.  


Don’t forget we have our Meal Train set up to provide home cooked meals through the end of this month.  If you’d like to help you can sign up at this link: http://www.mealtrain.com/?id=m5vn6wu5q55t#sthash.5z4K6DvB.dpuf


And our Fundraiser for monetary donations: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/davis-home-fire-complete-loss-/151059


Added:  I just spoke with Angela and found out that all the dogs toys were destroyed along with flea meds.  These precious babies all had their own chew toys, antlers, balls, etc.  Care packages for the dogs would be a help.   She also mentioned in conversation that she was out of hangers.  I happen to know that she prefers those plain plastic hangers found at Walmart.  


Sweet Hugs, Sherry
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03/17/2014
by Sherry Guice

*MEAL TRAIN FOR THE DAVIS FAMILY*

If anyone would like to assist with the Meal Train you can use the link below to sign up. We really want to assist this family through the hard times. The Meal Train is needed through the end of the month. Please drop off your meals at the shelter between 3-5 Tues - Friday. Sat, Sun, & Mon please call Eden or Sherry to meet you at the shelter. Phone numbers are on the Meal Train Page.

http://www.mealtrain.com/?id=m5vn6wu5q55t


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03/16/2014
by Sherry Guice
Hello All, I want again to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support for our Davis family.  There will be another fundraiser this Saturday in the form of a Bike Run and will have more information posted later this evening or tomorrow. 

There is a chance that we may be able to purchase a home for the Davis family with the space they truly need.  They would be able to keep their pets and many dreams could come true.  This is a real possibility and I believe that with the continued support this can happen.

I will have more updates, some pictures, and more information about what is needed after going through all the donations today.  I will continue to assist them so that they can concentrate on their beautiful children who are very much traumatized as  they went through the most terrifying experience of their lives.

I spent some time with them and the family this evening after we left the shelter and they are so appreciative of everything you all have done.  They are blown away by the generosity and outpouring of love.  I guess they really didn't realize how special we all think they are and how they've blessed each and every one of us.  I plan on reminding them daily because I'm so thankful they are with us. 

Tonight I want to tell all of you that I love you - life is fragile.  I'm truly filled with love with this place we call "community". 

Look for more updates and information tomorrow - tonight I'm going to hug on my children and doggies a little.   Sweet dreams to all.
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03/16/2014
by Sherry Guice
News 13 will be doing a story to assist us with the Davis fundraiser. They will be up at the shelter between 3-5 while we are accepting donations. Would appreciate the communities support in helping this beautiful family.
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03/16/2014
by Sherry Guice
The outpouring of love has been amazing.  Sitting up here at the shelter, accepting donations for the Davis family shows that this community is the best in the entire world.  You are loved!!!!   You are appreciated!!!  We all will join together and help them create new beginnings.  ~Sherry
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03/16/2014
by Sherry Guice
News 13 will be doing a story to assist us with the Davis fundraiser. They will be up at the shelter between 3-5 while we are accepting donations. Would appreciate the communities support in helping this beautiful family.
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03/16/2014
by Sherry Guice
If you have any questions regarding the Davis family please call, text or message me (Sherry) @ 828-606-9429. The family is overwhelmed. I promise to relay all messages to them.  They will speak with everyone very soon and appreciate you all so very much!
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03/16/2014
by Sherry Guice
I want to express my sincere love and appreciation to all those that are praying and for the donations.  I (Sherry) will be at the Madison County Animal Shelter between 3-5pm this afternoon 3/16/14 to accept donations. 

I can't imagine the lost feeling this family is dealing with.  Even things like toothbrushes, book bags for the kids - the little things that aren't on our minds right now.  Not to mention a place to live and call home, clothing, food. 

Every little bit helps - I appreciate you all so much.  More than words could ever express.
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