Ed and Janet Chance La. Flooding

$4,737 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 36 months
I'm Stuart Chance, and this is for my parents, Ed and Janet Chance.  Ed is 77 and retired and spends his free time volunteering at a hospice facility.  Janet retired from Bell South, but is working as a contractor.  Their home for the past 30 years has been located in a suburb of Baton Rouge, Louisiana called Central.  They have never had any flooding around their home, and therefore don't have flood insurance.  However, on Saturday, August 13th, 2016, after several days of heavy rain, water started rising near their home.  At 9:30 AM Janet sent an email saying they were fine, but that water was higher than she had seen before.  By 9:50 AM water was coming into their home.  Janet quickly packed a bag and Ed gathered their small dog Cricket.  When they opened the back door to evacuate, about 10 AM, water poured into the house and was knee deep.  They quickly tried to leave in the car, but when the car reached the street, the water was up to the windshield, the motor died, they couldn't open the doors and the car started floating down the street.  Fortunately two men in a boat saw them and pulled them out of the car.  They were rescued with just the clothes on their backs.  The water ended up being 51" high in their home.  Everything in the home was destroyed by the water; beds, sofa, chairs, TV, washer, dryer, refrigerator, cabinets, table, chairs, desks, doors, everything.  All the sheetrock/walls, insulation, wood floors, everything has been removed and is trash.  The house is just outside bricks and studs.  FEMA does provide financial assistance to people like Ed and Janet, living outside the flood area and without flood insurance, but FEMA will only provide money to make the house livable.
You gift will be used to help my parents start over at 77 years old, with basic things like a bed, refrigerator, washer, dryer, etc… since they have nothing at this point.
Thank you and bless you for supporting this cause.
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All the Sheetrock / walls had to be removed because of the high water. Even my 7 year old daughter and her cousin helped remove Sheetrock. The house will have to be left empty for several weeks to allow the studs to dry.
Rachel and her cousin help remove nails
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$4,737 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 36 months
Created August 23, 2016
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DD
$100
Donna Dillon
22 months ago

Sorry to hear of the flood and delighted to see that your parents and Cricket are ok! Hugs and Love to you, your brother and your parents!

DJ
$50
David James
35 months ago
$50
Anonymous
35 months ago
VS
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Vernon Smith
35 months ago
DC
$50
Debra Cazale
35 months ago

Prayers for a quick rebuild!

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Anonymous
35 months ago
GC
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Gina Conner
36 months ago
$50
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36 months ago
JC
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36 months ago
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36 months ago
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