Well Color Me….Totally and Completely Amazed
Yesterday I talked about how I was a wet and soggy mess because of a water pipe bursting at my school. I got the call Friday and got to view first hand, the destruction that was now my room and the rooms of my friends. We shared pictures on facebook and the donations started pouring in from everywhere. I cam completely and totally amazed at the generosity of people. Many people wanted to make monetary donations so we started a go fund me, and in just over 24 hours we are almost 1/3 of the way toward our goal which is why I am totally and completely amazed!
I have to be honest, I’m a very shy person, and really introverted, but in the past 24 hours, I’ve talked to and met more people than I have in probably the last three years. But I’m doing it because so many wonderful people are reaching out to me asking what they can drop off and where, or if I can
come and get them. My car right now is full of donations, which is awesome, and I’m getting more today, which is even more amazing. People are really going above and beyond. The kindness and generosity of others has me totally and completely amazed.
What’s really hard though is people asking what we need. We really don’t know. Until we can get in and do a total inventory of our rooms, we’re just not going to have any real idea. I know the big things that I lost, including a microwave and mini fridge, and I am fortunate enough to have friends who stepped up and replaced them for me. Honestly, I had replacements promised to me within 2 hours of letting people know what happened. The chairs in my room that are ruined, I’m assuming we’ll replace from extras in the school, the same for the table and storage cabinet that didn’t survive.
What we don’t know is if the school district’s insurance policy will cover all the things we brought in. For me, that’s floor lamps and a computer and two printers. For another teacher who works with very low functioning autistic students, that’s a mini fridge, a microwave and a toaster oven which she has because she teaches basic food/cooking skills for her students. The other teacher lost her mini fridge as well. There also just the various things we’ve all picked up over our years of teaching. There is no way any of us can just say off the top of our head that this is missing or that is missing. We all have too many this and that’s to account for. So thank you for helping us, I truly have no words. And what I hope more than anything else is that the kindness and generosity that you are showing us will continue and and grow as we all continue to help those in need.