kh1958

Board Member's Apartment Burns

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Isn't CJ Shearn a member here?

https://www.gofundme.com/f/cj-shearn-apartment-fire-relief-fundraiser?teamInvite=cH4JADCcXZYBMhu7rSYwvdLAL7GRadTGJRlpRx3n5K4Px1SSbBFIZY9ZEl2ZPTvP&utm_medium=email&utm_source=product&utm_campaign=p_email%2Bteaminviteemail

On the evening of Wednesday, January 6, 2021, our dear friend CJ Shearn, who lives alone with cerebral palsy, lost their home in an electrical fire in a Yonkers apartment building. Thankfully, everyone in the building made it out safely in time, but the fire quickly escalated and the apartment was a total loss, along with all of CJ's possessions (their cats have not yet been found). This was the first apartment CJ ever had on their own after their mother passed away a few years ago. It is a huge and devastating loss.

CJ is alive thanks to the herculean effort of their home aid, Miama James, who rushed over when CJ called her about an electrical outage. When the electrical fire started and began to take over the apartment, Miama wheeled CJ down the hall to the building stairs while banging on all of the neighbors' doors to let everyone know to get out of the building. She managed to tie CJ to her body with her coat and proceeded to CARRY them down the 3 flights of stairs to safety. Without Miama there, CJ may have died.

There will be many obstacles ahead in trying to piece CJ's life back together. Please consider helping by contributing to this fundraiser to support CJ in the wake of this great tragedy.


With all our love and thanks,
Thana Alexa & Antonio Sanchez

 

Edited by kh1958

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Yes, CJ is a member here. Let’s do what we can. 

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That's truly dreadful. Glad to hear they're safe.

Might we consider changing the thread titles to something that highlights a board member requires our assistance?

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Who are "their"? Was it him and someone else?

I'll lend a helping hand for sure. Good luck, buddy! You are NOT alone!

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So very sorry to hear this, though am absolutely amazed at the caregiver!  Will make donation later tonight. 

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16 minutes ago, clifford_thornton said:

Pretty sure their = gender neutral pronoun. 

Yes, that's it. They mentioned in another thread recently about coming out as trans

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This is terrible.  CJ is a great guy.  I'll make a donation.

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Much thanks to the OP for making us aware of CJ's situation. Donation sent, along with some good thoughts.

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+1

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Photos of the aftermath were added to the donation page. It's a total loss. 

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CJ! What the heck! Check in, please, if you can!

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So awful. I just contributed. Thanks for letting us know.

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C'mon folks, pitch in. The need is great and immediate.

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1 hour ago, sonnymax said:

C'mon folks, pitch in. The need is great and immediate.

Whatever you can. It will all help. 

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CJ reported in on Facebook. He seems to be doing as okay as possible, has begun a search for a new apartment and is coping with the loss . . . of everything.

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If you haven't donated yet, please do.

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What sonnymax said!

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Just saw this late last night.  Donating today.  What an awful situation.  Glad you are safe CJ.  Hope things get back to normal asap.

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Had to wait for payday but done the right thing now. Also tweeted the link to spread the word.

@jazzbo thanks for letting us know about the facebook check-in

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Just saw this. Donation sent.

 

 

 

gregmo

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