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Davidson Family Trust

$63,650 of $189,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 18 months
We are the Davidson family originally from Elphin, Ontario, Canada (Mark and Rita and our 4 boys, 3 with autism) We lost our home, business, and van that was burnt to the ground in a devastating fire July 19th, 2013. We had no insurance, (not our choice) and lost our business as well.  Costs estimated at over -$750,000 lost.  We are trying to raise $189,000 the cost of replacing our home (not including our van and business lost). Our home was paid off, as was all our equipment for printing. After 6 months homeless, and 10 months in a 600 Sq foot trailer we had to get a debt of a double-mortage of -$160,000 to get a house. Just 2 years later, we were spending money to replace covered up rotten windows, solve ongoing humidity issues causing mold, and now with my elderly mother with dementia living with us, we realized this house is not large enough (1100 sq feet for 7 of us) for our boys special needs. Its been a long, stressful 4 years for us all. As of 2017, Our business still needs to be rebuilt. We have hard-drives holding our business and personal files including the last of our memories and baby photo's that need salvaging. 7 Boxes remain of our life of photos, and rare documents still in need restoring. Life has been so busy fixing this house, taking care of our boys, my elderly mother, we have not had time to get done what we need to. For 2017 we need to repair, restore, enlarge

or find our final "home" so we can finally REST and see smiles back on our boys faces?
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The last of our work here has begun. 

The final contracts have been signed to finish the work here including adding our living room that we've waited three full YEARS for. As many of you know our living room is more like a hallway without enough seats for us all to sit. We got sidetracked with our mold remediation and now we need your help!

First Pray please!!!! Your prayers alone has got us so far... this is the last stretch and don't fail us now.

2019 Repairs and renovations needed include:
4 more windows to be removed under mold remediation starts this Friday.
Basement vacuum and clean for mold remediation.
Hall closet to be torn out to clean all the mold there under containment
Then begins;
New furnace - ours is not compatuble with the new duct work needed for removing the moisture out of our home and ensuring no more mold grows.
New hot water tank- when the furnace is changed the venting is no longer compatible. Plus when we had our gas scare (for my Facebook followers who prayed for us) we discovered the top of our tank was melted so we feel this is about time!
Re-grading around the house - this means tearing up our laneway and patio stones around the house and reforming the land so water is directed away from the house and prevent moisture build up in the house again.
New Heat Exchange recovery system and new duct work to ensure proper air flow in the house and again no moisture for mold regrowth.
Lastly, our New living room - finally a home large enough with NO MOLD! Please pray for us (while I go faint haha ) somebody wake me up when it’s all over.

Please share this page, pray for us and donate to this the last of our work that has now begun!!
Thank you and God love you!
Rita and The Davidson Family
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Happy Feast of St Joseph!! It’s nearly spring and time to get back to our house repairs. This past winter we’ve worked on getting our kitchen up and running. This week we finally got the new flooring in the kitchen done ✅ We still have to paint, add trim, island and more but for now it’s done. I’ll be happy to bring the rest of my kitchen in from the verandah!
Your support has allowed us to get this far thank you! I pray in 2019 we can depend on you for the last stretch. This year we need to do grading outside, eavestroughs, replace more windows and expand our living room so it can fit our large family. I can’t thank you enough and ask for you to please pray for us and help us with your donations to finish this this year. Share this page on social media and help us raise what we need as we start this work again. God bless you!
Rita and family
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Repairs and renovations continue for us
They say good things come to those that wait. I guess it’s proving to be true for some things. Such as finding cheaper flooring or helpers that are willing to work for free. I am SOOO thankful for that.
But what is not working in our favor is how long it has taken to raise our funds. So many other needs, fires, hurricanes, weather catastrophe have happened that our needs are becoming buried in the shuffle. Seeing other needs almost makes me feel guilty for asking. But then I remember how much we lost and how much we still need and I push forward. I pray you will share our news and donate all you can to help us. We are still needing flooring for our bedrooms and kitchen. As well as materials and hardrive restoration. I can’t thank you enough and pray we can get the house done soon! God bless you
Repairs and renovations continue
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Winter is slowly closing in. We were without a kitchen for 50 days waiting to find one we could afford. Progress is slowly taking place and we hope to see it completed soon. We have been painting with Kilz the rooms that were torn out. We now have the final paint colors to finish. We have four more windows to replace for the mold and outdoor grading done ✅ but now seems we have to wait til Spring 2019. It may seem odd we are still asking for help so long after our house fire. Many do not realize we never had any fundraisers when we had our fire. We have had to raise all this on our own. All these window replacements and kitchen work was not expected. We are so thankful to have have met amazing people that have helped us, but we still need to complete our kitchen, replace 4 windows, regrade around the house, add adequate living space and replace our hard drives. Materials and work just doesn’t come free and we are at your mercy to help us complete this work. I cannot thank you enough for all your help. I ask you to please don’t forget about us and do what you can to help us get this completed. May Gods will be done!
Rita & family
Our kitchen renovation
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