Fundraiser Started for Pregnant Tuscaloosa Mother Who Lost Her House in Fire
Funds are being raised for a pregnant mother in Tuscaloosa who recently lost everything in an apartment fire Monday.
Chelle Davis, mother to two children ages 3 and 11, first learned of her house burning down from a Facebook Live video. She was at her mother's house at the time of the fire.
Luckily, she and her children are both okay. However, once the fire was extinguished, she learned that she had lost everything.
Davis was already struggling before the fire. Just recently, her kids tested positive for COVID-19, and she was forced to stay home from work to take care of them. As a result, she was let go from her job.
She's currently five months pregnant with another two kids, jobless, homeless, and has a dog to take care of. She has nothing except the clothes on her back -- a pair of crocs, stretch pants and a short sleeve shirt.
Seeing that she was struggling, Tre Lanier, marketing director at West Alabama Wholesale and the person who originally posted the live video, reached out to Davis to offer assistance.
Currently, West Alabama Wholesale is hosting a charity drive for Davis and her family.
"One thing I know about the citizens of Tuscaloosa is that we care," Lanier said. "If God has blessed you with $1 more than what you can stand, bring it down here. Every dime that we collect is going to her."
Davis is asking for any food clothing possible:
- For 11-yo Son: Size 34 pants, medium shirts, size 8 1/2 to 9 shoes
- For 3-yo Child: Size 4+ clothes, 10c size shoes
- For Davis: Size medium pants, size 7 1/2 shoes, maternity shirts
She is also accepting dog food donations.
All donations can be dropped off at West Alabama Wholesale at 3010 Skyland Boulevard, or directly to Davis' CashApp: 225Chelle.
"She needs everything. she lost everything," Lanier said. "This is a cause that's sincere. This is serious... Now is the time to come through."