The fire-ravaged apartment building at The Reserve at Lavista Walk. (Courtesy Atlanta Fire Rescue Department)

Nearly 30 residents of The Reserve at Lavista Walk now have fundraisers listed at GoFund Me after losing everything in the Nov. 10 fire that gutted the building.

On Monday, the fundraising platform compiled a list of a dozen more families who are fundraising on the site.

The three-alarm fire was allegedly set by two people shooting fireworks on the roof of the building. Seventeen were injured and one cat died in the blaze, which has left 100 or more people looking for new homes.

GoFundMe compiled a list of residents with a summary of each resident’s story with a link to make a donation. 

Monday, Nov. 13

Fire Destroyed It All
Per the GoFundMe: Recently, I moved with my boys from Gwinnett County to Buckhead in hopes for a better education. We had a lot of problems with the school system and bullying. My boys were extremely excited for this new start at a new school. They absolutely love their new school! Both have made new friends and play partners. As a mom, my biggest joy is to see them happy. In just 4 short months, I’ve enjoyed seeing them the happiest I’ve seen them since daycare. This all changed within a matter of minutes. We were left with only the clothes on our backs; However, we are grateful for our lives.

Hannah and Sara Young Fire Relief Fund
Per the GoFundMe: On Friday, November 10, Hannah and Sara Young experienced a life-altering tragedy when their home was engulfed in flames due to the reckless actions of unruly tenants setting off fireworks in their apartment building. The fire left them with nothing but the clothes on their backs, and they lost all their personal belongings and cherished possessions.

Apartment Fire Relief: Rebuilding Rain’s Life
Per the GoFundMe: On Friday night, my daughter experienced a life altering event when her apartment was engulfed in a massive fire. Although she and Nala (her fur baby) were not present at the time, she lost everything she owned & now faces the daunting task of starting over from scratch.

Reserve at LaVista Walk
Per the GoFundMe: On Friday November 10, 2023, the Reserve at Lavista Walk experienced a catastrophic fire that has left over 500 residents without homes, belongings, and cherished memories. This tragic incident has deeply affected our community, and we are reaching out for your support during this challenging time.

Brandon – Lost everything in fire
Per the GoFundMe: My name is Brandon. My apartment building caught fire Friday night and the flames engulfed the entire complex. I lost every possession I owned. My finances, my clothes, my personal belongings, my business, my home. Gladly they were able to save my dog from the fire. Things were lost that money can’t even buy. Memories, pictures, achievements, family heirloom, absolutely devastated. I have never asked for help but I need it now. Any assistance you can provide would be a godsend. I appreciate all of you. Please keep me in your prayers.

Helping Diego Rebuild His Life
Per the GoFundMe: I am devastated to share that on November 11th I lost everything I owned in a building fire. For those that know me and what I do, (and for those who don’t) that means all my bare necessities along with costumes, performance equipment, art work, and the hardest of all… my sewing machines which weren’t only my tools, but the machines my late mother taught me how to sew on. All I’m left with is thankfully my car and the clothes on my back. I am absolutely grateful that myself, along with all the tenants in my building are safe and sound and although the sentimental stuff will never be replaced, everything else thankfully can.

Support Chris in Rebuilding His Life After a Fire
Per the GoFundMe: I hope this message finds you well. I am reaching out to you today with a heavy heart and a plea for help. My cousin, Chris, has recently faced an unimaginable tragedy that has left him with nothing but the clothes on his back. I humbly ask for your support as we come together to help him rebuild his life after a massive fire at his apartment complex, the Reserve at Lavista Walk, destroyed everything he owned.

Emergency Funds
Per the GoFundMe: Hey guys a lot of you know me and my friend’s apartments burnt down in the middle of the night and I’m asking my community of friends and family to help in any way possible. I’m devastated and heartbroken by these unfortunate circumstances never have I ever thought I’d live to see such a loss. I’m trying to raise money to help get us and my friends get back on track! 

Help Us Recover From Fire, we lost EVERYTHING…
Per the GoFundMe: Hi our names are Dorian and Janee. On the night of November 10th the most unimaginable thing happened to us. We were awaken out of our sleep to the sounds of banging on the door and the constant shrieking of alarms. Confused but compliant, we grabbed our dog and followed the rush of other confused neighbors.

Relocating and Restoring Home after Fire
Per the GoFundMe: Blessings good people ! My name is Keshaun , and I am a single father of three amazing children. I am also a dedicated 3rd Grade teacher, passionate about shaping young minds and making a positive impact in their lives. Today, I am reaching out to you with a heavy heart, as my family and I have recently experienced a life altering loss.

Help Taylor Rebuild After Fire Destroys Home
Per the GoFundMe: This is the second time in less than a year she’s been displaced from her home and my heart breaks for her. Last Christmas, all of the pipes in her apartment complex burst because of the cold temperatures and it completely flooded her home. Now, her new home that she recently moved into has been destroyed by the fire.

Lost Everything In Atlanta Apartment Fire
Per the GoFundMe: My girlfriend and I, along with an artist I manage, lost our apartment and all our belongings in this tragic incident. The fire destroyed everything we owned, and we are now forced to start over completely. The loss we have endured is immense. All our clothes, furniture, and recently purchased items for our new apartment were destroyed. Moreover, I lost over $10,000 worth of camera equipment, including my brand new camera, laptop, lenses, and hard drives.

Sunday, Nov. 12

Per the GoFundMe: Good afternoon. My name is Racquelle, my very good friend who’s like a sister to me, Brooklynn and her almost 2-year-old daughter Nylynn (her birthday is Tuesday 11/14) and her mother were displaced due to a fire.

Alyssa & Elijah Emergency Fund
Per the GoFundMe: Elijah and I lost our home and belongings in a fire last night. The silver lining is that we, along with our beloved cats, emerged unharmed – and for that we are truly grateful. We’ve set up this GoFundMe to help with finding a new home, replacing essential items, and helping us piece together the fragments of this situation.

Help Lanz Get Back What He’s Lost
Per the GoFundMe: As many of you know by now I’m sure our friend Lanz lost his home to a fire while he was out of town on vacation. Let’s help lessen the burden for him to get back what was tragically taken from him.

Dylans home burned. Please donate to help.
Per the GoFundMe: Dylan Smith’s home has burned down and he has lost everything. Please help Dylan rise through the ashes by donating. This burning was no fault of his own, as people were carelessly shooting fireworks on the rooftop of his building. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Matt and Sammy
Per the GoFundMe: Hi guys, last night a fire started in my brothers apartment complex on the 4th floor. Matt and his roommate and good friend Sammy live on the third floor and unfortunately the building caved in onto their apartment and it appears that everything inside was destroyed.

Kayla – Lost everything in a 3 alarm fire.
Per the GoFundMe: My name is Kayla. My apartment building caught fire last night and the flames engulfed the entire complex. I lost every possession I owned. My car, my clothes, my personal belongings, my home. There were things I lost that money cannot buy. Memories of my brother. Pictures of friends. Personal keepsakes. I am absolutely devastated.

Fire loss
Per the GoFundMe: My name is Ty Stallings on 11/11 I lost everything in my very first apartment due to a heartbreaking fire at the Reserve at LaVista Walk. Not only did I lose everything, I lost a piece of my heart which was the sentimental things my dad left behind after his passing on June 24th, 2023. While I am aware that nothing will ever fully replace what was lost, the help can assist me in replacing necessities while I go through this troubling time.

Help Rebuild Our Life
Per the GoFundMe: Hey everyone, me and my roommate Ash are fundraising money to help rebuild our entire life after a gas fire destroyed our apartments. On Friday November 10th around 10:15, I was laying in my bed enjoying my night when I heard some fireworks going off, but I didn’t really think anything if it. Some time later, around 10:30ish, I got up to use the bathroom and heard the fire alarm going off; to me it was just a regular Friday night, the alarm always goes off for no reason and the fire trucks and police always come.

Assistance for JaiTee
Per the GoFundMe: Some know him as “Jai Tee” and some know him as “Justin.” Regardless of how you know him-all know that he is a person with an heart of gold and a child of God. At this era in his life he has come upon a hardship of losing his entire residence and belongings due to a fire that was started by another tenant popping fireworks. He runs a digital company and has lost all of his equipment as well.

Help Janée rebuild after devastating fire
Per the GoFundMe: Janée is an incredible person who has always been there for others in times of need. Now, it’s our turn to rally around her and offer support as she faces the daunting task of rebuilding her life from scratch. The fire not only took away her home but also many cherished possessions and memories.

Fire Recovery
Per the GoFundMe: My fiance and I just lost everything we owned in a fire at our apartment complex. We live on the top floor where the fire started. Within an hour the top (4th story) and 3rd story fully became engulfed in flames and collapsed. Nothing is recoverable. Aside from precious items I had from my deceased dad we lost an unimaginable amount of personal items that made up our home, including a lot of our wedding items.

Fire Recovery
Per the GoFundMe: I just lost everything I owned in a fire at my apartment complex. I lived on the top floor where the fire started. Within an hour the top (4th story) and 3rd story fully became engulfed in flames and collapsed. Nothing is recoverable. I lost an unimaginable amount of personal items that made up my home, including a lot of our family photos of my mom.

Support for Ivan Pereida after apartment fire
Per the GoFundMe: On November 10, 2023 around 10:00pm, an apartment fire broke out in the Buckhead/Brookhaven area. Unfortunately, Ivan Pereida, our fellow colleague, and his roommates, were severely impacted, losing all of their personal belongings after having to make an emergent evacuation.

Per the GoFundMe: my daughter Kirsten & I were amongst the hundreds of residents who were displaced due to our apartment building being set on fire 11/10/23 around 11 pm. Sadly I had to evacuate my home, forcing me to leave many valuables & sentimental items behind.

Fire loss
Per the GoFundMe: Hi everyone if you haven’t heard already Nike (Nyoko) and her sister/roommate Lola lost everything in a devastating fire at the Reserve at LaVista Walk last night that destroyed their home, all of their belongings were destroyed in the fire including sentimental items that can never be replaced.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.