HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WTVF) — A single mom's consignment store was destroyed in a fire, and now she's taking steps to start anew.
Cindy Killebrew said she rushed to the scene Sunday morning in her pajamas after getting the call that Sassy Stuff Consignment was on fire. The contents of her store, and all of her hard work, up in flames.
"When you saw the roof cave in, and it go poof," Killebrew said. "I cried every minute."
She started her business out of her garage when she was unemployed, so the store was her baby. "I birthed it," Killebrew said, "I’m a single mom, and this is what put a roof over my head."
During the chaos, crews were able to save three sentimental items.
A cross, a photo of Cindy and her mom who died, and a gift from her hair-dresser.
"She painted me a canvas of a coat hanger that says faith because I live by faith," Killebrew said. "I had it on the door, and it was in the middle of the building, and they pulled it out with no burns, no nothing."
The image means so much to her, it's tattooed on her arm. "It means that I'm not alone."
She's getting ready to sign a lease at a new building. "I have a big goal to be in it, and running, by next week!" Killebrew said.
Fortunately, folks in the community have donated carpet and flooring to help her. "I just gotta have somebody to lay it." She hopes the new location will help her recover, so she can continue providing for her family, and doing what she loves.
"I guess it’s a new beginning," Killebrew said.
The cause of the fire is unknown, but it started in the ceiling area according to the Hopkinsville Fire Department.
Right now, prom dresses are her biggest need. She said you can send them to 3231 Lafayette Road Hopkinsville, KY 42240 which will be her new store location. In addition, she has a fundraiser on Facebook.