February 9, 2011

Etsy Artist Suffers Tragic Loss - Please Help

Fellow Etsy artist Cindy, from Designed By Lucinda, has suffered a tragic loss.  An accidental fire took the lives of her son, several beloved pets, and destroyed their home of over fifteen years.  


Here is some information on ways that you can help, courtesy of Kathleen, who is an administrator for UEF.

It is with deep sadness we must share the news of the tragic loss suffered by Cindy Boardman, known here as designedbylucinda, a UEF moderator and long time member of the Etsy community.

On Thursday, February 3rd an accidental fire took her home, pets, and claimed the life of her 11 year old son, Kevin. No words can convey the shock and sadness we feel, Cindy is an active and valued member of our community and we share in her grief during this incredibly difficult time. Our thoughts, prayers and most profound sympathies are with Cindy and her family.

Her husband Robert Boardman's co-workers have set up a fund to assist the family with medical and living expenses. Donations and care packages can be sent here:

Boardman Family Fund
Knight Communications
10150 Mallard Creek Rd.
Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28262

Update from Cindy's friend: Please do not send clothes or household items at the moment, as they have some donations already and will be living at a temporary location for a while.

DONATIONS UPDATE: PayPal donations for our contribution of a small arrangement and cash donation can be sent to: forboardmanfamily@gmail.com

For those that wish to donate, please note that if you send the money as personal gift, no fees will be deducted IF the funds are transferred from another paypal account... if using a credit card to donate, it is our understanding that a fee will be applied.

Please direct any questions about the paypal fund to punch or admin (quirke).

Community Quilt for Lucinda - Info Here:

Big Cartel Donation Shop - if you can donate some items for sale, please read here: http://unofficialetsyforums.proboards.co....lay&thread=1615

Feel free to post the above pictured link or to copy and paste this post. And please keep Cindy and her family in your prayers.  Thanks!


Terri Gordon said...

Oh Rhonda, This is so terrible. Oh my heart is just breaking for their family. They will be in my thoughts and prayers through this most difficult time. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Take care. Love and Hugs, Terri

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Rhonda,

This is so sad. I'm so happy to see that Etsy has pulled together to make sure they get some help.

Thanks for all the info.

Stephanie ♥

Thespa said...

This is so aweful. My brother had a house fire 8 years ago and they lost their 5 year old son, it was a very difficult and painful time. I feel very bad for this family and prayers go out to them. I'm going to look into donating something for their shop. Thanks for letting us know about this.

MOLLYE said...

I am so sad. I will be praying and do something too. I lost my son almost 8 months ago and my heart knows their pain as nothing else can even compare. God Bless them and all those who are helping organize the donations. XXMollye

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

This is so awful and the pain must be unbelievable. My thoughts are with the family.