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MUFON Field Inv. Storm Damage

$1,780 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 10 months
Created September 24, 2017

There is no doubt that the recent hurricane affected each of us, but others were effected in greater ways.
Florida MUFON was blessed that none of our 39 MUFON Field Investigators in Florida were injured or worse. Many of our folks came out with little or no damage.

But one of our Florida MUFON Field Investigators has been left with a badly damaged home and property. The high cost of a mandatory evacuation plus the inability to return home immediately after the Hurricane is a huge burden to this family.

The field investigator’s county was devastated. This hard working MUFON member and his wife are public school teachers. The family includes two small children, a four year old and a baby.
 
This Field Investigator only has one need – a working generator. The local Electric Company has advised there will be random power outages over the next several months as power is completely restored to all residents. A generator is needed not only for the cleanup and restoration work, but also for the two small children.

A goal of $1000 has been set. This should be enough for a 7000-8000 watt generator, plus gas cans and gas.

The situation is worsened by a 40 mile drive, 80 miles round trip to find a working gas station. The closest location to pick up the generator requires a 285 mile round trip. This has been devastating for the family.

The sooner we can meet this goal, the sooner this FI can get started to rebuild his home and ensure his children are safe and taken care of.

This Go Fund Me page has been set up by his fellow Florida MUFON Field Investigators.

The family will be thankful for your support and anything you can afford to donate.
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Pete just sent a photo of him and his family with the new generator that was purchased with funds raised by donations to GoFundMe.
Thank you again to all who have been able to help out. While he is well on his way to recovery, there are incidentals along the way, so even a few dollars will make a difference.
Thank You!
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Thank you to everyone who has donated to help us help one of our own.
Pete and family have asked me to express his sincerest thanks for the help he has received.
He still has a long road to recovery ahead, but says that at least now, the end is in sight.
Bless you all!!
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I just received this update from Pete:
"Wow what a difference a few days and some extra support can make! We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We started having leaks in several places from the roof but were able to get it tarped until it could be repaired. We have minimal inside damage and will wait for it to completely dry to test for mold. Everyone down here is having similar problems but manpower is limited and the waiting lists are long. I'm sure our inside damage would have been MUCH worse within a few days! We have been working, repairing, and cleaning nonstop as well as removing downed trees outside, but we still have a long way to go. We start back with students tomorrow so from now on it probably won't go as fast. We are extremely blessed and grateful that things weren't worse. Our goal is to get back to a normal and stable routine for the kids. We want to thank everyone for their support and prayers!

Sincerely,
Pete and Charity Tirado
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Thanks to everyone who was able to donate to help us help one of our own.
Just because we reached our goal doesn't mean that donations are no longer accepted. If you'd still like to donate, please do. There will be other things during the rebuilding process that insurance doesn't pay for and whatever we can give, will go to helping our FI rebuild his house and getting his family settled back to a normal life. May your kindness come back to you ten-fold.
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$1,780 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 10 months
Created September 24, 2017
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