In the heart of adversity, the true spirit of our community is revealed. Today, we call upon that spirit to rally around one of our own, Tyeas Tillman, an AFGE Local 17 member who has suffered an unimaginable loss. On January 16th, Tyeas’ life was upended when an electrical fire tore through her Upper Marlboro home, leaving her without shelter, belongings, or even the simplest necessities of life.

Note: To go directly to the GoFundMe page, you can click here.

  • Home Fire

Tyeas’ harrowing experience began on what seemed like a normal morning. While working from home, an unusual glow caught her attention, leading her to a shocking discovery: her kitchen was ablaze. Despite her efforts to douse the flames, the fire quickly overcame her home. Her quick thinking to alert the authorities and neighbors helped prevent any loss of life, showcasing her bravery and presence of mind. However, the fire did not leave much else behind.

This tragic incident has left Tyeas Tillman with the monumental task of rebuilding her life. As a union, we have always stood for solidarity, support, and assistance to our members in their times of need. It’s now time for us to step up and extend our help to Tyeas.

We are initiating a GoFundMe campaign to gather resources for Tyeas. The funds raised will provide her with the essentials—clothing, temporary housing, and the many other expenses that will arise as she rebuilds her life from the ashes of this catastrophe.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Visit the GoFundMe Page: Click here to donate to Tyeas recovery fund. Your donation will help cover her immediate needs and contribute to her long-term rebuilding efforts.
  • Spread the Word: Share the GoFundMe link on your social media, with your friends, family, and within your community. The more people who know about Tyeas’ situation, the larger the network of support.
  • Leave a Message for Tyeas: Along with your donation, leave a message of support for Tyeas on the GoFundMe page. Your words can offer comfort and strength as she navigates this challenging time. You can also comment below on this article.

Tyeas Tillman’s story is a harrowing reminder of how quickly circumstances can change. But it is also a testament to the power of community and collective support. We are more than just colleagues; we are a family that comes together when one of us is in need.

Please take a moment to support Tyeas. Any amount you can donate will make a significant difference and will be deeply appreciated. Let us show the strength of our solidarity and the depth of our compassion.

Together, we can help Tyeas rebuild.


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