Paying It Forward to the Volunteers Who Lost Everything!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate WV0026375



Last night I received a call from Donna DeHart, Director of Development for Habitat for Humanity of West Virginia.  She was waiting  for a van bringing 15 teenagers from Pendleton County to White Sulphur Springs to volunteer for the Greenbrier Classic for the rest of the week.   On the way, the van caught on fire.  Thankfully, no one was hurt!   But, the van was destroyed and they lost everything in the fire.  Their clothes, cameras, phones, sleeping bags, and other personal items all burned with the van.    

Another van was sent from Virginia to get the volunteers.  Donna wasn't sure if the the volunteers would want to turn around and go back home.  If so we would seriously be hurting for volunteers to replace them. She asked if I had any ideas?

I got the message around 9:00 PM and called Donna. The volunteers had decided to stay and were all at Walmart buying clothes, underwear, tennis shoes, etc. I had blankets to provide if they needed them, but  the Red Cross had brought them blankets.  I offered my house to any that wanted to stay with me since I had three empty bedrooms.  If needed, I told her I had a queen-sized air mattress.  But, they all wanted to stay together at the Habitat House.

I will be seeing Donna tomorrow, and by then she will let me know what they need.  I have baked some brownies for the volunteers in hopes it will cheer them up.

 

brownies

 

 

 brownies

 

It must be hard losing all your personal things while away from home.  I thank my lucky stars that I've never been a victim of a fire.... Perhaps my brownies will bring a smile to their faces.

 

 

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Rebecca Gaujot, REALTOR® | Coldwell Banker | Stuart and Watts Real Estate |
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Good morning, Rebecca. I too have to agree that it would be tough to lose everything. It is posts like this that ground you in reality...

July 29, 2011 05:15 AM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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I do hope so Dale.  They al worked at the Greenbrier Classic yesterday and went to see Tim McGraw's concert last night and will be working all weekend. So hopefully, the brownies helped somewhat.

Kathy, I do so agree!

Linda my friend, thank you so much.

Michael, I agree.

July 29, 2011 11:28 AM
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Susan Haughton, REALTOR Alexandria VA Homes for Sale

Yum...those brownies sure cheered me up.  I would have come volunteer if I knew you were serving such delectable treats. ;-)

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Joan Cox
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Rebecca, GREAT JOB, as fire victims need all the help everyone can give.   We have had a lot of lightening around Denver, and a few homes have been struck, and burned to the ground!    You never know when it will happen to you.   

August 01, 2011 09:00 AM
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Susan, all I can say is that they were soooo yummy. and the volunteers kept asking who made the brownies.

Joan, so right, we never know when a fire will happen.

 

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Author Bio: Rebecca Gaujot is a licensed REALTOR® with over 20 years of experience helping home buyers and home sellers successfully navigate through a real estate transaction in Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Fairlea, Caldwell,WV and other areas of the Greenbrier County since 2007.