It's been four weeks since a fire took everything from a local mother and her five kids now she's now trying to rebuild and put back the shattered pieces of her life.
Smoke still marks the house were Melissa Seriani used to live. Seriani says about her children, "They lost all their clothes, they lost all their toys, we lost everything."
An accident with a can of spray paint near the furnace turned a quiet afternoon into a nightmare.
Seriani says, "It pretty much blew up and started a fire I couldn't put out." Fortunately Seriani and all five of her children escaped the blaze unharmed, but the flames took almost everything else. Seriani says, "That was my first thought was losing all my pictures things you can't replace."
Seriani who is also eight months pregnant was forced to start looking for a new place to call home, but she soon found out that wasn't going to be easy. "Trying to apply at some low income places but there is a waiting list, some as long as two years," says Seriani.
While her family is helping out as much as possible Seriani knows they can only go so far. "My cousin is letting us stay with her which is really hard for her because we have five kids and she just has a three bedroom house," says, Seriani.
Like many mothers, Seriani will tell you asking for help can be hard to do but when it comes to her children she'll do what ever it takes. i "I don't need anything, I'm just wanting to take care of my kids," says, Serian.
Right now that means finding a place where they all can call home. Seriani says her biggest worry is her children. "My kids I have no place for them."
Seriani says she could use clothes for her children who range from two to 15-years-old.
If you would like to help out this family you can make a donation at the Palisade National Bank under the name Melissa Seriani.
Or to contact her call 812-7102