House Fire Saga Update #9 - July 7, 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.


Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 11:08PM

House fire saga update #9:

Not much to update in the way of events in the last week - Mom and Dad (and Amanda) are still looking on the hunt for permanent housing. Continued prayers for the right place at the right time would be appreciated - for my parents, the most ideal house would be one that is close to where we attend church and James's day program.

Also wanted to remind you that we are still collecting recipes for the "Pollock Post-Fire Recovery Cookbook". Family that has some of the older Cheatham/Goldie/Pollock family recipes, if you haven't already, please let us know if you have any of them and would like to pass them along. If you're family and don't have recipes, but would like us to send the ones we receive your way, let me know and we'll coordinate from there. Friends, if you have a favorite recipe, feel free to share as we'd love to include them too.

Lastly, we are working on more lists of items that we are looking for, so stay tuned!

List of things still needed for my parents (that Mom has thought of so far):
- women's size 22 slacks
- women's size 10 shoes (except boots/heels)
- men's size 16-1/2 and 17 shirts

List of things my sister is still looking for (that she/we have thought of so far):
- children's size 7 (boys)
- office appropriate size 20-24 women's clothing

If you'd like to give a gift card instead, preferences are for Target and Walmart gift cards. You can send them to:

New Life Baptist Church
8701 W. Encanto Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85037

- Bonnie Carroll @ Laveen Baptist Church
- Sarah Lineberger @ New Life Baptist Church (623-936-8854)
- Michelle Krick - River of Life Church
- Christina Lobosco - St. Peter's Lutheran Church (Mesa, AZ)
- Patty Brooks Suttill - Arcadia Gospel Fellowship