Faraway Inn

$1,705 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 27 months
My name is Heather Lanier from Orange Park, Florida, and I am raising money to help rebuild a Cedar Key landmark-a quaint little cottage inn known to many of its friends and family members as The Faraway Inn. Damage from Hurricane Hermine left several of the cottages under water for an extended time and left furniture ruined and there is no telling how the structures are affected yet.  I know that there are many familes and friends of this tiny village that would love to come help, but are too "faraway," but a financial donation would mean the world to Oliver and Doreen!  All funds will be used to repair, rebuild, and purchase the needed furniture and appliances to get Faraway back and running!  Lets help them rebuild this landmark and remind the world what it means to be #CedarKeyStrong
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Lets get the Faraway Inn back and running!
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Renovations are still continuing at the Faraway Inn, but the Bauers still need your help! Any and all donations will be appreciated!!! Please keep sharing!!
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The seaside cottage along the gulf!
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Heather Privitera Lanier
27 months ago
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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!!!

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Doreen Bauer
26 months ago

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!

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Doreen Bauer
27 months ago

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

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Doreen Bauer
27 months ago

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

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Created September 4, 2016
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AG
$50
Amy Gernhardt
25 months ago
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1

Here's to my good friend, Doreen

ST
$500
Sally Treat
27 months ago
2
2

I've heard about this wonderful little dog-friendly spot for several years, and had planned to come take a look soon. So sorry you sustained such damage -- I wish I could do more to help.

DS
$100
Debbie Stanton
27 months ago
2
2

I wish I could do more. cash and prayers your way.

LD
$75
Lisa Daily
27 months ago
2
2

I've never been to your inn, but I've long admired it and hope to make a trip there some day. Most recently, I looked you up again because my fiance and I thought about having our wedding in Cedar Key over the holidays. That's when I learned how hard hit you were. We hope for a speedy recovery and to come visit soon!

$100
Kerry and Sue Gardner
27 months ago
2
2

We hope to see you all in November. Wish we could come help. Kerry and Sue.

Heather Privitera Lanier
27 months ago
1
1

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!!!

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Doreen Bauer
26 months ago

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!

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Doreen Bauer
27 months ago

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

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Doreen Bauer
27 months ago

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

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