Kismairy García is a young Dominican who arrived in Anchorage with a suitcase full of dreams three years ago. Her mother, who already lived in this city, helped by welcoming her into her home.
She took training classes on elder care at an adult education center (Alaska Literacy Program). Currently, she works at Providence Hospital (Providence Alaska Medical Center.) She has twin daughters, who will soon turn 2. “Being low-income, I didn’t have the ability to buy a house. So, I decided to invest my savings in a mobile home, and I had to make repairs before moving in last June,” Kismairy said.
What she never imagined was that on December 31, the last day of the year, a fire would consume her home in a matter of minutes.“I had a frozen water pipe and started to thaw it using the stove. After a while, from the window, I could see the fire outside the mobile home. I took my daughters and the car keys, and we miraculously came out alive. I thank God that he made me react quickly.”
Currently, Kismairy is living at her friends’ house. Many kind-hearted people helped her with food and clothing. “I have applied for housing assistance. In a few months I will be able to get an apartment; however, I will need to furnish it. That’s why I created an account on gofundme.com (Kismairy Garcia) to raise money, and I hope I can get help.”
Also, her checking account is available to people who want to help her. The account number is 691170 (Kismairy Soriano) at Credit Union 1. The bank routing number is 3252720663. To contact Kismairy, you can call 907 802-8362.
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