Recovering from a house fire; a Bossier City woman's journey

By Stephanie Claytor

Published 02/14 2014 12:18AM

Updated 02/14 2014 12:29AM

A Bossier City woman is trying to put her life back together, after being displaced by a house fire. 

Kathy Ransom's home, in the 2400 block of Barbara Street, burned down to the ground January 4, 2014. 

"Everything was gone and I don't know how to move past it," said Ransom.  "You just want to go home."

After her Red Cross financial assistance and hotel stay ran out, Ransom tried to live in her backyard. But, then it got cold and finally, a neighbor let her stay in his bedroom.  Daily, she visits her home to salvage whatever she can. 

She receives $700 in disability every month, due to suffering from a brain injury and being paralyzed on her right side. Fortunately, she and her dog were not home when the fire happened. Ransom said the $700 is not enough to replace everything she's lost. 

She's now hoping for a job and a permanent place to stay. She said that's key to helping her get her life back on track. If you'd like to help her, she's in need of size 12 clothing, and furniture. She also has an account set up at Barksdale Federal Credit Union. She can be reached at 318-762-0945. 

The Red Cross has provided 130 fire victims assistance since Jan 1. 2014. Depending on the case, they offer up to $600 of monetary assistance, plus vouchers for shelter, clothing, and furniture. Some times, they help with rent and utility deposits. 

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