Man starts Go-Fund-Me for Red Dot Storage fire victims

Mobile County

UPDATE (4/8) — Due to possible legal issues, Shane Griffey had to take down the Gofundme account that would help everyone who lost something in the fire. Instead, he has reached out and encouraged all renters to start their own Gofundme page. 

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Shane and Nicole Griffey

To help Shane and his family, you can go to their Gofundme account by clicking here. 
Shane is reaching out to everyone and we will add their accounts as soon as their information comes in. 

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Shane Griffey told News 5 his family was in the process of moving, so they rented three storage units at Red Dot Storage.

They never expected they’d lose it all in a fire.

Griffey said, “We live in a 12 by 10, maybe, you know, room right now with three boxes, myself, my wife, and my daughter. And then my son lives in the other room because it’s my Mother-in-law’s house.”

Now, those three boxes are all he and his family have left. He said, “My wife had, you know, everything from, you know, collectibles to, you know, memories, and TVs, and everything else, washer, dryer, refrigerator. I mean everything that we had in our house is gone.”

While Griffey can replace some things, others are gone forever. He said, “My child’s photos for my daughter, my three boys…”

Griffey says the storage facility only offered him a five-dollar insurance option through their business, or he would have to go get his own insurance. Griffey says he did not know the insurance he got from Red Dot Storage does not cover the full amount of his loss. He says many other families are in the same position, so he’s started a Go-Fund-Me to help them all. Since  

Mobile Police are keeping an eye on the Red Dot Storage facility over the weekend. The business caught fire Thursday and burned for nearly 20 hours. Now, police are keeping everyone out of Red Dot Storage until investigators can determine a cause for the fire. 


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