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GoFundMe page set up for elderly widow after house destroyed by fire

Lizzie Bradford's home was destroyed after a fire on Feb. 12, 2016 (Source: Family members) Lizzie Bradford's home was destroyed after a fire on Feb. 12, 2016 (Source: Family members)
60 years of memories were lost in the fire (Source: Family members) 60 years of memories were lost in the fire (Source: Family members)
Lizzie Bradford (Source: Vernica Pitcher, Lizzie's great niece) Lizzie Bradford (Source: Vernica Pitcher, Lizzie's great niece)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

On Friday, February 12, 2016, 79-year-old Lizzie Bradford's life was turned upside down. An electrical fire broke out in her bedroom and burned her house and 60 years of memories inside. As a woman who has served the community for more than 50 years, she hopes people can find it in their hearts to help her rebuild.

Arthur Bradford rushed inside the burning home to rescue his mother that day. He said he just happened to be there when the fire sparked. Lizzie and her son made it out of the house safely, but everything in the home was destroyed. She has insurance on the house, but it will not be enough to cover the amount it would cost to rebuild.

Lizzie lived in the 1600 block of North 39th street for the past 60 years. 

I have lost so many great memories in that home where my late husband and I raised our children, my grandkids, and their children. In this home, I cooked for so many years people would come from all over to get my fish and shrimp poboys. Kids would stop over after school for candy drinks chips etc....  My home was the way I made my living and it made me very happy. So I'm writing to ask for help to rebuild my home to make more memories, to have a home were my family and friends can return to. Yes, I am very blessed to be a alive and in good health and I'm just asking you to find it in your heart to help in any way possible. Anything would be a blessing. 

Lizzie's family put together a GoFundMe page to help with the expenses of rebuilding.

As a woman who has served the community for more than 50 years, she hopes people can find it in their hearts to help. 

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