Horrible Fire Last Night!
Last night just before 11PM, our daughter's sorority house caught on fire at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Thankfully, all 80 girls and their house mom got out safely, although many, including DD, were in nothing but their pajamas. No coats, shoes, no cell phones, purses, car keys, textbooks, etc. DD called us in tears as the girls were huddled across the street watching 5 fire trucks fight the flames that were coming from the attic. The other Greek houses on the long block of sororities and fraternities brought blankets to help keep the girls warm.
With no cell phone with her, she had to borrow someone's to call and let us know. It's awful to be almost 600 miles away from your kid when something bad like this happens!
Her room is on the third floor of the house, but on the opposite side that the fire was on. Still, all her clothes, text books, shoes, purse, cell phone, meds for her ulcer (a huge concern for me ), etc. are up there and no one but the fire dept. is able to go into the building.
This is just Day #3 of the new semester. Classes have started. Homework and papers are due. DD has been emailing me this morning. She and all the girls are so incredibly stressed. Worried that their textbooks, clothes, etc. were ruined in the fire or from the emergency sprinklers in every room. Worried even more so about finding places to live now that the house in uninhabitable . . . and how to pay for everything.
She and some other girls stayed overnight on the floor of someone's apartment in Norman, but have no idea where they all will stay now. She just now emailed me and said that she and her sisters are worried that the sorority's insurance won't pay for them to be housed someplace else.
I don't know what to do. My good friend just called and offered to drive with me there ( 8 1/2 hours) to help DD and her friends move their things . . . but to where??
Please keep these girls in your thoughts and prayers, will you?