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Davidson Family Trust

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Raised by 12 people in 12 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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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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Hello my friends!
Progress FINALLY here. Last week we began our final house repair and renovations... This has taken us two years of waiting to find out what we need to do to remove the mold, humidity and get this house healthy and large enough for our special needs boys.
Mold removal began and under containment we started the windows removal. They are working on the bedrooms this week before they move to the first floor. The boys bedrooms were worse than we thought so more walls had to be removed. Then our bedroom was found to be even worse and almost all the walls had to be removed to get the mold out. Some spots were rotted right to the outer siding and so this is costing us much more than we first planned.
If not for all YOUR donations we could NEVER have undertaken this huge job! It is so exciting yet, exhausting getting this finally done after all this time. I pray this will help us finally be healthy and get rid of my lyme and mold that is keeping me sick.
Next week we have to remove our ENTIRE kitchen and re-grade our yard to get the water to get away from our foundation. This is only the beginning.
So much work needs to be completed before winter and I PRAY you will help us get this finished. I'll be posting regular updates now that we have some progress here. Please support us with your prayers and donations so we can make this house healthy for our family. Thank you! THANK YOU!
Rita & family xxo :)
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It's planting time here! We just ordered our new windows to start the process of mold removal and window replacements. We began two weeks ago but had to quickly stop as the mold was worse then first thought. So now have a few weeks to wait until they arrive. PRAYERS please! Now getting quotes on repair and renovation work in hopes of completing this this year. It's so hard to understand how tired we are from this taking so long. (I'm quite sure you are tired of hearing from us too?) but this July 19th will be our 5th anniversary and we so much want to be able to say "ALL DONE" this year... so PLEASE pray for us, and PLEASE SHARE this page with your friends, family, Church's or handyman friends...and PLEASE donate. We can't thank you enough and can't wait to write all your names on our walls here to remember you by. God bless you, <3
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