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
10150 Mallard Creek Rd.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!