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‘911’ Star Cocoa Brown's GoFundme Donations Hit $40,000+ After Home Burns Down

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By Afouda Bamidele on February 20, 2024 at 10:30 AM EST

Actress Cocoa Brown is reaping the blessings of human kindness in her hour of need as fans and loved ones gather to support her following the devastating loss of her home.

The "For Better Or Worse" star faced a life-threatening situation on Sunday when a raging fire tore through her entire property in Fayetteville, Georgia. Fortunately, she escaped the threat unarmed with her young son, Phoenix, but they have little to nothing left to their names.

A day after the heartbreaking crisis, her team and community rushed to the mother's aid with a GoFundMe project, hoping to reach a goal of $50,000 — So far, hundreds have happily dipped into their wallets and raised over half of the highlighted target. 

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Cocoa Brown's GoFundme Project Receives Over 400 Donations

The "Supporting Cocoa and Phoenix after Tragic Fire" fundraiser page housed a lengthy statement from the TV personality's team. They implored fans and members of the Georgia community to be the shining light in Brown's darkest moment, writing:

"Today, our community was shaken by the devastating news of Cocoa Brown and her son Phoenix losing their home in a fire. Cocoa, a beacon of joy in our lives through her incredible comedy, now faces an unimaginable challenge as she and her son must rebuild their lives from scratch."

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"While we're grateful to hear that they are safe, the road ahead is undoubtedly daunting. Cocoa Brown has brought laughter and light to countless lives with her talent and humor," the message continued, adding:

"Now, it's our turn to rally around her and show our support in her time of need. Together, let's shine a beacon of hope and happiness in this time of darkness. We're launching a fundraising campaign to assist Cocoa and Phoenix as they embark on this journey to start anew."

The actress's team stressed that those interested in contributing to Brown's fundraiser shouldn't go beyond their capabilities as every donation counts, no matter how big or small.

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If anyone wondered how their money would be used, the statement noted that financial support could provide essential resources like shelter, clothing, and other necessities.

There was no pressure to contribute financially as others could support the mother and son by sharing the GoFundMe project with their friends and family and on social media platforms.

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"The more people who know about Cocoa's situation, the more support we can gather," the actress's team pleaded.

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The Donations Goes Beyond Money

Beyond monetary donations, fans were told to support Brown emotionally with "words of encouragement," as heartfelt gestures could significantly impact her well-being during this challenging time. The statement's conclusion reaffirmed the GoFundMe goals, and it read:

"Let's come together as a community to show Cocoa Brown and Phoenix that they are not alone. Together, we can help them find light in the midst of darkness and pave the way for a brighter future. Thank you for your generosity and compassion. With love, Team Cocoa Brown."

As stated, the cry for help touched several hearts, and over 400 donations have been made. Together, these sympathetic souls helped generate $41,492 out of the $50,000 target, with the fundraiser still growing at the time of this report.

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