Andricain LA Flood Relief Fund

$17,102 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 125 people in 18 months
Ana Maria Andricain
on behalf of Hugo & Zoila Andricain
 BATON ROUGE, LA
These are my parents. They are very proud people and would never ask for anything. They are the kind who literally drop everything to help a family member or friend. They are proud but we are their children and we know they need help.

They had 5 feet of water in their home during the flood in Baton Rouge. The water came up so fast we did not have time to save most of their belongings. Today we opened the door. This was one of the hardest days my family has ever seen. Every piece of furniture, every piece of clothing, a lifetime of mementos. All my mothers sewing machines, computers, everything you would keep in your home.

Many friends from out of town are asking where they can help.  We found out today, their flood insurance does not cover any of the contents in their home, just the structure. They need help getting their home back together and their children are not too proud to ask.

There are so many in need and we understand. I promise this is going to some extraordinary people. Please give what you can and if you can't give, please share. We will be forever grateful.
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Today was a good day! After a long stressful week waiting to hear from the permit office whether they would have to raise their home or not, we got the call that the permit was ready and we can begin to rebuild! I beat Mom & Dad to the house this morning to continue cleaning and clearing so I had some time in the yard by myself. I thought I'd start clearing some of the flower beds of debris and start putting outdoor items back where they belong. After the storm, we never found a statue of a little girl reading a book Mom called Abigail. We looked like crazy for her and assumed she had floated away to a neighbor's yard. For those who don't know, Abigail was the name of Juan & Heather's adopted daughter who they lost after two years so the statue meant alot to Mom. The little angel was still there but Abigail went off to play. Well, I think Abigail went to get our permit because I found her today right after Dad got the call about the permit! Abigail is back in her spot and it's time to start rebuilding. It was a good day!
IT WAS A GOOD DAY!
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Our mantra through this ordeal has been, “It’s just stuff”. And this is a very true statement until it’s YOUR stuff. Until everything you own is all over your yard for everyone to see; until you must in an instant make a decision on each and every item you own – is this worth the time and effort we must go through to TRY to save it; until you get to one more tub with yet another item that connected you to someone who is no longer with us, that had a special meaning, that you dreamed of handing down to your grandchildren some day with all the stories that come along with it. It’s just stuff to some but here is how we saved my Mom’s doll collection (and brought a whole lot of belly laughs back to our day in the process) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.332226350449018&type=1
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Tons of progress this week & we are seeing a light at the end of the clean up & save phase of this journey. Still many months of work ahead but what is left is not as time sensitive with mold & rust. This week we had a few extra hands so we tackled the Nativity. Each piece (and there are thousands of pieces) had to be put through the sanitizing and cleaning process. I've learned that you can save alot of things after a flood but it takes ALOT of work & ALOT of hours. We are working hard to make sure your donations go a long way in getting them back in their home. Sadly we could not save 95% of their furniture, electronics, power tools, small appliances, most of Mom's sewing room equipment & supplies and many other things but here's a link to how we saved the Nativity! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.329225230749130&type=1
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This is one block in my parents beautiful neighborhood. One block out of over 150,000 homes and businesses that have had to be gutted in Louisiana. Please help if you can. www.GoFundMe.com/Andricain #brstrong #unBRoken

https://www.facebook.com/ana.andricain/videos/10208533821435479/
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Wanda Little
16 months ago

So happy that Abigail is in her rightful place and that you're entering the rebuilding phase. Am amazed at how resilient you all have been.

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$17,102 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 125 people in 18 months
Created August 16, 2016
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Anonymous
13 months ago
DM
$100
David & Annette moore
16 months ago

Hope this little bit helps.......Dave & Nette

$50
Anonymous
16 months ago
$2,500
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16 months ago
$25
Anonymous
17 months ago
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$25
Chanelle Thibaut
17 months ago

I remember from high school how wonderfully talented the Andricains are, and my dear friend Pam Mascari and her husband, Brian, think the world of you. I wish I could do more, and I will keep you and your parents in my intentions as you recover, rebuild and renew!

GS
$100
Gina Statile
17 months ago

Apologies for our lag time. Sending love to you all. Love, The Statiles

NK
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Norman Koenigsberg
17 months ago

Prayers and Best wishes for your Family!

Wanda Little
16 months ago

So happy that Abigail is in her rightful place and that you're entering the rebuilding phase. Am amazed at how resilient you all have been.

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