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Davidson Family Trust

$63,530 of $189,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 14 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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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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Our mold remediation is done (for now) we have a few more windows left to do still. In the process of removing all the mold we lost our kitchen. So now we are trying to find a replacement. It’s been 16 days without a kitchen, but after living without running water or kitchens after our fire this is a breeze. Literally! This was another expense we were not prepared for but SO THANKFUL to get a healthier home for our family. They discovered a leaking roof that rotted out one wall, and an uninsulated heat pipe in an outdoor wall causing us heat loss and condensation! How thankful we are to Richard and Dan the men who found these issues. Please pray for our repair work and please DONATE. Our family depends on your generosity and we offer you our humble thanks and prayers. Xxo
16 days without a kitchen
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We are still camping out and now without a kitchen too. I never could have imagined a house could be so upside down and still live in the house! All this mold removal has taken over. We have waited sooo long to get this done but had no idea it would be so involved. Thank goodness we are finding all the water damage! The house is starting to feel better already without some of the mold gone. Please share our page and DONATE to help us raise the funds we need to see this completed this year. It’s been five years since our fire and we just want to be settled in a healthy home. You are all in my prayers and I am so grateful to you all!
Mold & water damage found in kitchen
We are making due without a kitchen.
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Raised by 17 people in 14 months
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