I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Oliver and Doreen during the cleanup right after Hermine. I wish it had been under better circumstances, but God has a reason for everything. He directed me to the beautiful couple who care so much for their community and the people who visit. They are a whole new reason for why I visit this tiny piece of heaven we call home away from home. This disaster may have destroyed buildings, but it built a strong foundation for what I know will be a wonderful relationship with Oliver and Doreen! Financially this can be devastating, but I know there are friends and families out there that were touched by the Faraway Inn and can contribute even a small amount to help rebuild! Please share and share and share! Let's get Faraway Inn back to her glory!!!
Thank you Heather for starting a Go Fund Me account for Faraway Inn. Thank you to all the wonderful people who helped us by donating to go fund me to help restore Faraway Inn. Hurricane Hermine was the worst and most damaging storm Cedar Key has seen since probably 1896. According to some of our 90 years young residents, they have not had a storm of this magnitude during their life time. It could have been much worse then it was, though it was extremely damaging. Our Faraway Inn lost 7 of its 12 mom and pop units. We do have insurance though it does not cover to today's costs of materials. All of your donations will help to bring Faraway Inn back. This is our business our world so we promise to do it right. We are thankful to all the volunteers who helped us cleanup and get to the point where we can begin repairs and reconstruction. Currently we are awaiting our insurance company to send out a structural engineer to inspect Cottage 1, Captain's Quarters Cottage and Gulf View Rooms 10, 11, 12. Our men are working on getting Cottage 2 back in running order. Walls have been torn down and replaced with hardyboard. Electrical, flooring, painting, furniture, appliances are now ordered. Cottage 2 will be up and accepting guests again within a few weeks if all goes well. Our guys Richard and John will then begin on Cottage 3. Still lots of work and expenses ahead of us to restore Faraway Inn to what it was, a safe, quaint, mom and pop american owned and operated motel/cottages along the Gulf of Mexico. Oliver and I are humbled by all of your kindness and generosity. Hugs and Heartfelt Thank You To All Of You!
We lost 7 of 12 units and will be out of operation for several months with no income. Insurance covers we hope enough to rebuild. Insurance does not cover all interior contents lost or trees and plants losts. Deductible is $25,000 right off the top. We lost washers and dryers which are not covered. Still have business monthly mortgage of over $6,500. We are scared and have two of our wonderful ladies lose their jobs and a couple of people we still employ to do much daily cleanup of small debris, broken glass, trees all shedding leaves due to salt water. Any support you can provide is very helpful in our rebuilding process. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Doreen and Oliver Bauer Faraway Inn owners and innkeepers
Oliver and I are two of the most fortunate people in the world. The outpour of volunteer help to cleanup after Hurricane Hermine has been unbelievably touching. Without these incredible volunteers it would have cost $1000's to dispose of the debris