January 25, 2011

A family in dire need.......Mease Family Fire........Please Read!!

This breaks my heart....Please take a moment to read down through the post. This post is done by a friend of mine here  locally (killeen,tx) and this family really needs help. Thank you for taking a moment to read this.
Please help spread the word and share this link or repost to your blog so that we may help!
 Here is the link to the original blog that has the donation button on it for those that choose to send donations:
If I cannot do great things on this Earth, I will try to do small things with great love.  My heart is splintered for my family and I will say, in advance, sorry this is so long!!!
Some of you may have already heard the news that my Father-n-law, Phillip Austin Mease (age 55)  lost his home and all of its contents to a tragic fire Sunday afternoon.  Phil is raising Trip’s (Trip is my husband) sister, Lacie Mease, (who is only 15 yrs. old) by himself and everything they had was in their home.  God was on their side as they both were able to escape the burning house safely.  Now, they are left with only the clothes on their backs and the shoes on their feet.
As recent as 3 weeks ago, Phil suffered a heart attack and still has several seizures everyday.  He underwent surgery for his heart, but the doctors have not been able to diagnose why he continues to have these seizures.  Needless to say, he can no longer drive or work, so he, unfortunately, has to be fairly dependent on his daughter for help.  Due to these tragic circumstances, their funds are very limited, but now, with losing everything to the fire, their climb back up to some normalcy will be a difficult one.
Trip and I have been relocated to Fort Hood , Texas.  Trip’s Dad and sister are located near Fort Bragg , NC (Trip’s hometown). Trip feels helpless and my heart breaks.  He was given military orders and left yesterday morning for California for special training.  He will be undergoing some additional extensive training for the next several months and then faces his fourth deployment to Iraq in late Spring or early Summer, therefore, being under military orders, he cannot be in North Carolina with his Dad and little Sister during their time of need.
I am so blessed with some truly amazing friends who have come forward to do everything they can to help Phil and Lacie.  They are gathering donated items such as food, clothing, shoes, socks, toiletries, and money and will soon send a shipment to Phil and Lacie.
In an effort to help my family, if you decide to clean out your closets soon and want to get rid of some items, these two could use anything. Whatever you can spare to help get them back on their feet will be so appreciated and I know they would be eternally grateful.  If you cannot donate items, but feel compelled to help out with a monetary donation, a pay pal account has also been set up to assist Phil and Lacie.
If you are not able to assist in the ways mentioned above, I certainly understand.  I ask that you remember my family in your prayers and ask the Lord to lessen their burden and give them courage and patience to get through this.  Considering they have lost everything they own, their journey may be a hard one, but we know that life is a succession of moments, second and minutes and to live each one is to succeed as I know they will, with God’s help.
“Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.”-David Thomas
Below is a list of items they need:

Lacie (15 years old)

Pants/Jeans: 13-14 long lowrise
Shirts: XL
Shoes: size 10
Jacket: XL
Sweatshirts: XL
Underwear -size 7
Bra (38-)
work out clothes & tennis shoes
All shower items (she LOVES the Herbal Essence in the pink bottle)
Make UP! -Walmart Makeup is fine, she needs foundation, black eyeliner, and mascara.
Laundry Items
School Supplies
–graphing calculator
–paper… etc…
Phil (age 55)
Pants 32/34
Shirts: Large
Shoes: Size 10
Jackets Large
Sweatsiirts Large
Boxers (32/34)
Shower Items
Laundry Items
He also lost everything in his bedroom. His bed, pillow, bedding, dresser…
And then the household items
alarm clock
paper towels
Kitchen Items
plates, silverware, cups, etc…
kitchen table
Please keep in mind that Lacie is 15… I remember back when I was 15, life was hard. High School kids can be cruel. I don’t want her to be made fun of or to suffer in any way because of what has happened. She lost everything in her bedroom so she will  be needing a BED ASAP, with bedding, and a pillow. Phil is the same way, he will need a BED ASAP, bedding, and a pillow.
The Luxury items that were lost are: TV, DVD’s, DVD PLAYER, Gaming system, Stereo, Alarm Clocks, Lamps, Couches, Chair, Kitchen Table, Blankets, Pillows, Decor, etc…
literally anything that would go in a house. NOTHING fancy, they are not picky AT ALL and are very appreciative of what everyone is doing.
I set up a PayPal account for them under my e-mail address but linked to their bank account. The e mail address for the paypal is ” Brittany.Mease@yahoo.com ” You will go to www.paypal.com, click on send money, and from there follow the steps entering my e mail address when asked.  My goal is to raise $1500 to pay all of their back payments on the house so the insurance will start fixing the “shell” of the house. It’ll be up the them, and us to refurnish the house  but I have all faith in the world that we can do this! I appreciate everyones help and prayers during this hard time. You are all such a blessing and I know  I’m truly blessed.
Thank you again,
Items can be shipped to my Aunt and Uncles house
Phillip and Lacie Mease
c/o Bobbie Sue and Donny Price
470 Duke Road
Dunn, NC 28334
Or to this address if you are only sending items FOR LACIE.
Lacie Mease
c/o Lisa Brown
253 A McLamb Road
Dunn, NC 28334
***If you put a package together that is for the both of them, please send it to my aunt and uncles house. if the package you are sending is ONLY for Lacie, please send it to the 2nd address. Either way, they will get all the items sent. Thanks again!
Also, they do not have a mall. I know some of you were asking where they shopped. The only place they have to shop that is near them is Wal-Mart, but they can make the drive and shop at the Carolina Premium Outlets. Here is the link to see what stores are there. Thank you all.

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