House Fire Saga Update #5 - June 24, 2019

Update May 2020 - I'm currently going back through my Facebook posts and deciding what I want to leave up for public consumption and what I want to leave private (mostly photos of family that I don't want to leave accessible forever). I thought posting the text of those posts, along with some of the photos I'm okay with leaving public, here on the blog and backdating the posts to the days they went up would be a good alternative.

If you've landed here in the midst of a difficult season (that is difficult for no fault of your own), I hope this helps. Leave a comment or send me a message (catpollockwrites @ gmail .com - remove the spaces) if you want someone to talk to, or even just someone to listen.


Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:46AM

House fire saga update #5:

There wasn't much to update over the weekend, but we spent yesterday morning with our church family at New Life Baptist Church, which was a huge blessing and encouragement.

In addition to the list of needs we've given to Bonnie Carroll in the office at Laveen Baptist Church, there are a couple of things we've thought of over the weekend that you can do to help:

1) Gift cards, in whatever amount you are able.
2) Recipes - not much in the kitchen survived, so if you are family and have some of the old family recipes, send them to me (post here or message me). If you don't have those and still want to help out, send me one or two of your favorites. We're collecting them to turn into a new recipe book we're tentatively calling "The Pollock Family Fire Recovery Cookbook" (Mom's suggestion)

If you want more information about specific needs our family needs met, here is who you can contact:

- Bonnie Carroll at Laveen Baptist Church (primary contact)
- Sarah Lineberger at New Life Baptist Church in West Phoenix
- Michelle Krick at River of Life Church in southeast Phoenix
- Arcadia Gospel Fellowship in east Phoenix
- Christina Lobosco at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in east Mesa