A fundraising page has been set up to help an Elgin woman who lost her home and all of her possessions in a house fire on Saturday.
Alice Johnston was trying to thaw frozen pipes beneath her home when it caught fire and quickly became engulfed in flames.
Click here for her Go Fund Me page.
According to her Go Fund Me page, Johnston "lost everything, an entire lifetime of possessions," but, fortunately, she and her son Mike made it out safely.
"Alice had just retired as a CNA at the age of 77, and was looking forward to enjoying life on the farm," the fundraising page stated. "To add to the burden, Alice had just recently undergone major heart surgery."
"Alice is a selfless woman who has done so much for others and has never asked for anything in return. She enjoys gardening, coffee at all hours of the day and spending time with her children and grandchildren," it states.
Her family is hoping to rebuild her home.
"We are blessed enough to have carpenters and a mason in our family who are more than willing to donate their time to create a forever home for Alice. We are in need of funds to purchase materials to build the structure, donations of building materials or household items to help us in completion of the home. We are hoping to start construction by Spring 2018."