Storm Relief for an Uninsured Veteran

 
Raised: $6,700.00
Goal: $25,000.00
 
 
 

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Tom Zimmerman

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My brother's house was hit by the tornado that went through Gillespie, IL. Unfortunately he had no insurance. The house is off its foundation and needs to be demolished. He is legally bl... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Tom Zimmerman 10 months ago

We met with the contractor and one of the first things we need is concrete for the foundation and plumbing which we still need both tradesmen and supplies. If anyone knows of any tradesmen willing to donate time or supplies please have them contact us.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Tom Zimmerman 10 months ago

Thanks to all of the support we received, we were able to demolish the house. We are still hoping we can rebuild but that is the next step.

 

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Updated posted by Tom Zimmerman 10 months ago

Joe and his house was on the news Sunday June 9, 2013. The response has been overwelming and I thank everyone for your help. The story is on KSDK's website.

http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=383981

 
 
 
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Created by Tom Zimmerman on May 16, 2013

My brother's house was hit by the tornado that went through Gillespie, IL. Unfortunately he had no insurance. The house is off its foundation and needs to be demolished. He is legally blind, disabled, and a veteran who is now homeless. He is in poor health. He is not receiving disability and has been fighting for several years to get it. We are looking to get him into a house that takes his special needs into account. We need all of the generosity and prayers you can offer. Any donation big or small will be greatly appreciated.

We are also accepting donations of time and supplies to help rebuild a home for Joe. Check donations and personal correspondence can be sent directly to Joe Zimmerman, PO Box 196, Gillespie, IL 62033. Emails can be sent to me at tzman_98@yahoo.com and I will make sure he is informed of each message.

Joe and his house was on the news Sunday June 9, 2013. The response has been overwelming and I thank everyone for your help. The story is on KSDK's website.

https://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=383981





















 
 
 
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posted by Veterans Charity 7 months ago

hello Tom! I work at KSDK NewsChannel 5 and I am interested in helping your brother raise money for a new home. We would love to do a story today on the situation and help you guys spread the word. Please call me ASAP at 314-444-5125. Jeanie Smith jsmith@ksdk.com

posted by Jeanie Smith 10 months ago

I know I have more family out there that can help out ,come on if you can go out for dinner or to a show or just send a little money on something you don't really need then you can send a small donation to Joe he needs all the help he can get right now ,so come on open up those wallets and donate ...

posted by Don Selph 10 months ago

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posted by Gary Thornhill 10 months ago

Please help my nephew he is in need at this time do to a tornado that destroyed his home and no insurance and a disable veteran he is blind and in very bad condition .thank you .

posted by Don Selph 10 months ago

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ALL THE BEST ... GOD BLESS!

 

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We are praying for you and wish you the very best with your new home build! Thank you for serving our country

 

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HAPPY TO HELP YOU SORRY IT CANT BE MORE

 

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