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Earthquake Recovery for the James Family

$10,669 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 110 people in 2 months
Created November 30, 2018
On November 30, 2018 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the state of Alaska. There have since been numerous aftershocks with magnitudes as big as 5.8. Danielle and Jesse, along with their children Logan, Aspen, and Luke, are physically okay, but their home isn’t. Not only was everything inside thrown about and damaged, but the entire structure itself makes the home completely unsafe for living. The main support beam is busted in half, water pipes are broken, there is glass everywhere, and they continue to find more and more damage as they attempt to get things cleaned up. On top of all this, they are fighting with their insurance company who is telling them they will not cover anything, even though they thought an event like this would be insured.

As a long time family friend who feels helpless in Oklahoma, with their permission, I have created this fundraiser to help as they begin to recover from this life altering disaster. All of the money raised will go directly to the James family for home repairs, replacement of lost and damaged items, and any other living out of home expenses that may occur.
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6 weeks down and a million to go.

Not much has changed over the past week. We’re removing some of the drywall out of the house trying to get a head start on things. A couple of foundation/leveling guys have given us quotes now. Those numbers are overwhelming to think about at the moment. The rent house is nice. Starting to feel a little more like a home. At least something feels mostly normal in all of this. Support continues to come in many forms and for that we are thankful. Please take a minute and share the link to our gofundme again. Thanks again to all that have given and shared this effort.
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5 weeks have passed now. Yesterday our Governor announced that he is submitted his request to FEMA for it to be escalated to President Trump to be considered for disaster declaration. Total damages in our area are estimated to be over $100M. If FEMA gets involved we will be considered for an aid grant. That grant would be up to $34800 but average grants are only around $6K. Either way we’ll still be far below what we need to rebuild our home. Please continue to share our fundraiser and keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you all for what you’ve done and continue to do on our behalf. We couldn’t face this without the support we’ve received from so many!
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1 month down since the quake. The kids had a good Christmas. We got some good news today. We’ll be transitioning into a rental house in the next few days! We actually managed to find one right in our neighborhood so the kids won’t need any special arrangements for school. Now we’ll be able to fully clear out the house and start ripping out drywall. Thanks again to all that have helped and continue to share our fund raiser.
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It’s been over 3 weeks since the quake. The house continues to settle and cause more damage. Here’s a link to a news story that Channel 11 put together. https://www.facebook.com/132855062510/posts/10155698245822511/
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$10,669 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 110 people in 2 months
Created November 30, 2018
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