Rent One Rallies for Colleague

Catie McDonal House FireRent One’s Store Manager Catie McDonald experienced a fire in her home last week that resulted in the loss of her house along with all of her possessions. Fortunately, there were no injuries however she and her family are faced with starting over. “Treasure what you have because it can be lost in minutes, literally,” shared Catie. “I’m trying my best to just hang in there. I even came into work the following day. What else can you do?”

Rent One worked quickly to help their colleague. “We have a tradition of rallying around our own in need and have found a way that has been successful over the years,” said APRO Treasurer and Rent One President Trent Agin. They shared the news with Rent One associates and allowed them to pledge a contribution through payroll deductions and as of Monday they had raised over to $4000 from over 140 associates along with a $1000 contribution from APRO Past President and Rent One Owner Larry Carrico. “People are kind. When they understand a need and we give them a channel to give they are quick to garner support.”

Catie’s oldest daughter created a gofundme account for her family’s loss with a goal of $1000.

The page reads: Tonight the house that my mom and little brother and sister live in burned down in Vincennes, Indiana due to a stove fire. Luckily both her and her boyfriend came out of it unharmed, and my brother and sister were at their dads. Unfortunately, they lost everything. The house is completely gone. Any little bit counts that anyone can donate. My entire family appreciates it from more than anyone can know. Thank you.

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Catie McDonald’s contact information:
812-882-5082
catiemcdonald@rocketmail.com