Anytime Fitness Watson Fund

$16,254 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 36 months
In March 2016 South Louisiana was hit with what we thought was one of the most damaging floods in years. As many businesses and homes were trying to rebuild and repair from the flood in March, Louisanians were struck with horror and heartbreak when they awoke Friday morning to find water rising yet again only 5 months later. Water was rising so rapidly no one had time to brace themselves or seek shelter. Roads were blocked off by feet of water and cars were wiped off of the streets. The rain started on Thursday night August 11th and continued to pour until early Sunday morning on the 14th.
 Our home was affected by both of these floods with water coming in at about a foot and a half. We were on the verge of finishing repairs on our home from March when we were hit with the second flood on Friday morning in early August. 
My name is Phillip Sondes and I am the owner of Anytime Fitness located in Waston Louisiana. During the flood in August the fitness center had water rise up to approximately 5 feet. I know that I am not alone when I call Anytime Fitness my home. This disaster has not only taken the gym from myself, but from the community. The impact will take a tole on the majority of members financially, physically, and emotionally. Many members have been apart of our family for 11 years. Not only was the fitness center my families livelyhood, but I'm know it took many others in the communities livelyhood as well.
    Every cent raised will be used to rebuild, restore, and furnish the facility back to the condition the members have had and expect for the last 11 years. The attempt of our facility restoration should be complete within 4-8 weeks, and our only attempt to save our business would be crucial to be up and running at a comparable time. 
   We, our family and members, could not express our gratitude to any amount of financial assistance given! Thanks in advance from the bottom of my heart and God Bless
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I'd like to thank everyone again , i am truly grateful and will never forget your support ! Without this campaign and support i did not have the means or the mental motivation to reinvent this facility , my business in which i have supported my family from and dedicated my time and effort to for 11 years !
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I want to thank everyone contributing or sharing my post ! It is greatly appreciated with no words that could express it enough . With way more than half our parish being devastated please pray for all out disaster victims with so much lost ! Thank you and God bless !
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Phil Sondes
36 months ago

I want to thank everyone for your help , your words and your offers ! I cannot express my gratitude , may God Bless you !

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$16,254 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 36 months
Created August 23, 2016
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PL
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Paul Lunter
34 months ago
PL
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34 months ago
PL
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Paul Lunter
34 months ago
PL
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Paul Lunter
34 months ago
AH
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Anytime Fitness Winter Haven
34 months ago
AS
$50
Anytime Fitness Stafford
34 months ago

Wish you a speedy recovery and return to operations.

MR
$50
Melisa and Rick Rehm
34 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope you will reopen even stronger and healthier. Fredericksburg, TX

AW
$100
Anytime Fitness Ellensburg WA
34 months ago

Our prayers are with you.

JL
$50
Jeff & Kim @ Anytime Fitness - Lafayette
35 months ago

All our best to you guys in recovering and reopening soon!

AF
$29
Anytime Fitness Frostproof
35 months ago
Phil Sondes
36 months ago

I want to thank everyone for your help , your words and your offers ! I cannot express my gratitude , may God Bless you !

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