Please Bless My Parents

For: Russ & Kim Bultman
Eufaula, OK
Organizer: Pamela Sherman
$1,913
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 52 donors
38% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

"Happy Anniversary, Mama and Russ," I cheerfully exclaim into the phone, as I do every year on the morning of November 11th. Yup. That's right. My parents' anniversary is on Veteran's Day, so we have plenty to celebrate and be thankful for.

As the phone call continues, Mama informs me she'll be performing her piano music at the local Veterans dinner that night. It's her way of saying "Thank you" and showing her support, while my Step-Dad unwinds a bit at home before they celebrate their wedding anniversary.

"That sounds great, Mama. I'm proud of you and love you. Have fun."

Later that evening, while Mama was putting on her show, Russ was watching a movie at home. Suddenly he heard a loud POP! coming from outside. He went to investigate, and saw flames had engulfed the garage. He quickly grabbed his cell phone, got out of the house, and called 911.

Unbeknownst to what was happening, Mama finished up her concert and called her hubby to let him know how well the show went. She was not expecting to hear when she got home, home wouldn't be there.

The firefighters did all they could, but unfortunately an electrical fire took everything in an hours time. Instead of celebrating their 14th anniversary, my parents suffered a total loss. It is undoubtedly a day they will never forget.

Mama called me that evening and gave me the news. As much as my heart sank and I wanted to be there, I was thankful no one was hurt.

The next day I called home to let Mama know I wanted to organize a fundraiser for her and Russ. She was so thankful, but asked if I could postpone it for awhile so they could have time to figure things out and not inconvenience anyone over the holidays. I understood and agreed, but now the time has come.

Although a few months have passed since the fire happened, my parents are still in the rebuilding phase. Please help me send some love and support their way through this fundraiser. Thank you for your support and God bless.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 27, 2015

Posted on February 27, 2015

Hi there. Pamela's Mama here with another update before this rodeo is over.

First, Russ and I wish to thank all of you for your kindness, caring, and support. (That means you, too, Bebe Girl! xo) Because of your generosity we were able to purchase a stove & refrigerator for our next home, plus a comforter and blanket for our bed. (I totally forgot about blankets!) We have two from the Red Cross (one of which is serving as a cover for my piano) -- and I'll forever cherish them!

God has been so good to us, and so have you, xo. Someday I'll compose a song that truly expresses how I feel about that. In the meantime, please know that your donations have helped -- given us hope -- and a new start. We're deeply and sincerely grateful to you all. ~ The Bultmans


Posted on February 13, 2015

Posted on February 13, 2015

(This update is from Pamela's Mama... ditto on what she said earlier... we're grateful to all of you!)

So, I've been sitting here staring at my computer screen wondering what to write. How do I adequately tell you that I looked at the calendar the other day and realized it's been 3 months since 'the fire'?

We're still in limbo land between houses... 'homes'... any my heart goes out to the folks who've made that surreal transition with kids in hotel rooms and/or other 'temporary' surroundings. I admire them tremendously... and yet we still have a 'need,' too.

No one's disaster is more (or less) important, or more (or less) 'needy' than the next. Of that I'm certain!

I'm sure I speak for the multitudes when I say that seeing a 'donation notification' in my inbox is the highlight in an otherwise gray day as we slowly move forward. The difference ONE donation -- one dollar -- makes to transform life from dreary to bearable (or at least semi-normal) can't be overstated. With your help, our "future" is made possible! Thank you.

We truly appreciate your investment, generosity, and believing in us, and we hope to "give back" one day! xo and Happy Valentine's Day. Kim & Russ


Posted on February 10, 2015

Posted on February 10, 2015

Hi Everyone!

Thank you so much for your kind words and support.  You are truly amazing for the generosity you're showing my parents.  I'm very grateful, and will never forget this.

Thanks again,

Pamela

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