New Driveway for Turtle Hill

$2,490 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 24 months
If you've ever been to Turtle Hill, you know how tough it is to get up my driveway.  But after the 1,000 year flood that devastated the state of WV in June, my path to "civilization" was virtually destroyed.

Water ripped down the already-saturated mountain (thankfully bypassing my cabin) & tore up & washed away the gravel on the road leaving only bedrock and tree roots behind. But others were not as lucky, and I raised funds for and distributed donations to those who lost everything until our life-line of a truck started to rattle. Then I realized it was time to take care of things at home. 

It's true not all heroes wear capes. Mine wore jeans and ball caps and came in a skid steer, roller, bulldozer and dump truck. They used their days off from the BIG jobs in REAL flood zones to help me. The beautiful new driveway is made with a special mixture of fine gravel and cement and is now able to withstand many more years of traffic and weather. It's better than gravel alone, and less expensive (and offers more friction when wet or icy) than pavement or concrete, but it came to the tune of $10,000.

We were holding our own with all we've put into the new guest house,  where we host volunteer student groups, (all appliances, new gutters on every building, new roof on schoolhouse, new well water pump, and no interest loan payments), but a driveway for Turtle Hill was obviously not in the budget and, at 46, I've had to take out my first bank loan with interest.. So very grateful for the donations we've received thus far friends, St. Joe's in Marblehead, and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston,we've been able to start making payments, but could use a little more help.

Thanks for whatever you can give.
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$2,490 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 24 months
Created November 4, 2016
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10 months ago
Sarang Umarji
11 months ago

Hey! The struggle has been real getting Reevs some money. I know you are gonna say hi to them on wednesday, could you bring them some cash from me? and a hug? hugs for both of you and the hills an valleys!!!! Thanks!!!! -Sarang

12 months ago
Matthew Kress
22 months ago

Love you J.E.R.K.

Ann Covode
23 months ago

This donation is in honor of Leslie Witt.

23 months ago
Vic & Sally Bodanza-Raub
23 months ago

Get started on that driveway.

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