My story really started 20 years ago. I was a young mother of four who was woken by my young nephew telling me there was a fire. As my eyes adjusted and focused, I looked past my nephew and saw flames aglow on my bedroom door. Panicked, I ran outside for the water hose. I lost two of my four babies that morning.
Now, 20 years later-- almost to the date 20 years later ( 1 day off)-- I am reliving the nightmare that I still can not wake up from. This time, it didn't take any lives from me, but has, in a way. I am now in separation from the love of my life, together 18 years and four days from me writing this. Now, I am so stretched thin that I somehow forgot to pay my storage and am now losing what material items I have been able to get. The fire was a total loss-- where I lived, what I wore, and who I loved. It took all I had left of my kids, my parents, and grandparents, may you all RIP...
I just got off the phone with FEMA and it looks to be a few months before they may have a trailer for me. My car is breaking down because of all the driving I am having to do. I have become broke from just surviving day to day and from needed auto repairs that keep coming! I am at my wit's end and really in need of any and all help... I have counseling sessions three times a week. Thank you, and I pray that God is Blessing Some One out there.
Donate to Dannette Barefield
California Camp Fire Disaster Survivor
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Cajun Navy Foundation
10231 The Grove Blvd Unit 37
Baton Rouge, La 70836
- California Camp Fire
- Recovery Stage
- Current Housing Situation
- Living in a Hotel
- Other Factors