Source: WJBK Fox 2 News (Detroit)
Posted By: Tyler B. (YDS Host)
Brittani and John Sheffield from Detroit are having their second baby any day now, but sadly baby Alexis and her two-year-old sister, Mariah, no longer have a nursery or a playroom.
The Sheffield’s house caught on fire Saturday morning, but before the family could even get to their home, they told Fox 2 News most of their neighbors had broken in and stolen their stuff.
The family wasn’t home at the time the fire happened, they were staying with family during the power outages last week to beat the HEAT and they learned their house burned down on Sunday.
The expecting mother, Brittani Sheffiled told Fox 2 News - “All the stuff I got from the baby shower, it’s just gone.”
John Sheffield (the father) told also told Fox 2 News “It’s horrible.”
Even worse, the fire was started by somebody in the neighborhood. Next to the house are two empty gas cans Sheffields say don’t belong to them. They say a neighbor bragged about starting the fire so he could break in and steal their stuff, and it appears the break in was a community effort.
“One of the neighbors said there were vans like here like while the fire department was here. They didn’t even give them the chance to really leave and completely put out the fire. They were here pulling up trucks just taking out stuff,” Brittani Sheffield explained. “We saw our stuff on some of our neighbors’ porches. Some of our things that we had used to make our home, they had already taken them. Our washer and dryer was already gone. Anything that was probably salvageable was taken.”
How You Can Help The Sheffiled Family:
The Sheffield family needs your help, With a new baby being born in just a matter of days and not having anything due to the fire they really could use all the help they can get! Here’s what the Sheffield family is in need of and their clothing sizes as well.
Just wanted to re-post all information about donating to Brittani Nicole Sheffield and family in one post. So there’s Brittani, her husband, a toddler (girl), and soon to be newborn (girl) and they lost EVERYTHING (except for each other praise God) in a house fire. So please spread the word. If you’re questioning what exactly to send: gently used or brand new clothes and shoes (sizes listed below),money, gift certificates, things you would buy for a baby shower, or housewarming to name a few options. But show your support however you can. The biggest thing though is spreading the word to your social network and gathering support because there’s power in numbers!
Donated items can be sent to:
Brittani & John Sheffield
Detroit, MI 48213
Their sizes are:
Brittani (mother)- Large shirts/ 11-pants/ 8-shoes
John (father)- 2x-3x shirts/ Width 38- Length 36 pants/ 15 shoes
Mariah (toddler)- 3T shirts/ 3T pants/ 8-9 shoes
Newborn (baby girl)- 0-3 months/ 3-6 months
The family is also in need of appliances, clothing, toys, food and furniture. If you or your company can please donate and give to this family during this tragic time, PLEASE DO SO!