I watched my twitter feed in horror:
Please Help the Bielanko Family
MonicaBielanko MY HOUSE IN FIRE. EVERYTHING WE OWN.
It was too much. I read now that thanks to a neighbor who knocked on their door to tell them the house was on fire, was able to race upstairs to retrieve her children. She found her daughter Violet in a room already engulfed in flames. CAN YOU IMAGINE? She is fine, as is her whole family thank God. But they have lost so much and do need any assistance we can give. They were renting after having just recently moved to Pennsylvania from Monica’s native Utah. Serge was actually finishing the floors in the rental himself. They took a lot of pride in this home, but did not have adequate rental insurance to cover the losses.
Well known blogger Katie Allison Granju and her sister Betsy are collecting aid here and will pass this on to the Bielanko family. Even if you’re not able to help financially, please do spread the word.
Image above: The Bielanko family home all decorated for Christmas, pre-fire via Babble.com.