Home Repair Assistance

$7,420 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 45 months
We are a foster family with 1 biological child, and an adopted daughter and 3 foster girls. Our gas line has broken and in order to repair it so we can get our foster kids back we are asking for donations.
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100 Days of Real Day #73:UPDATE!!!!!!
As many of you know we had a major gas leak and gas line break last month. Because of the nature of the repercussions of the gas leak we were unable to keep our foster children in the home. Our goal was to get our foster kids back pronto, ASAP. So, we asked all of you for support in this endeavor. With the generosity of our family, friends, church and community we raised enough money to fix the gas line and put some money away which Dan and I were going to then use to purchase a new AC unit, which had broken several times over the summer and is from 1981!!!
Suddenly, we were presented with the option of moving to a house in Glendale, close to Dan's work and with another bedroom (for more kiddos, lol!) and much bigger than our current house. (And, we won't have to walk through a bedroom to get to our bedroom!) on the very same day that we put an offer on that house we received an offer for our current house. Amazing! Especially because our house wasn't listed or on the market yet.
Well, because our house is very old, in need of some very major repairs, and because when we bought it there was no inspection done, part of getting our house sold is some very hefty repairs. With the leftover money from goFundme we were able to pay cash for a few of these repairs. The rest of the repairs will be completed before the close date and then paid with a cash out settlement we have arranged with the buyer.We have to replace the whole roof, the AC, the grey water plumbing under the house has to be hooked back up to the sewer and the electrical has to be redone. If we were not able to repair these the house wouldn't have sold to the person buying it and we wouldn't be able to purchase the house in Glendale. We have to repair these items in order to move forward into the new house we are longing for which God is leading us towards in order to continue to house and care for His orphans. So, I guess I am saying, again, THANK YOU! Thank you for helping us with a huge repair in order to get our foster kids back in our house. And, even though none of us could see it at the time, thank you for making it possible for us to get a house more conducive to having foster kids. Honestly, if we hadn't have been supported in the way we were we probably still wouldn't have foster kiddos because we would still be saving to repair the gas leak. And, if you have questions, please come and ask me or Dan. This is an open-book deal, my friends.
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UPDATE: Thank you, thank you, thank you to those that donated, prayed, reached out, called, texted, or wrote a message to me and my family. Today a representative from RP Gas came out and Dan and I signed a contract for the repair of the pipe. He was able to offer me a lower bid than the initial $6,980 bid we received. Praise God! This bid is, however, is contingent on there being no additional leaks inside the pipes in the house running to the appliances and water heater. If no additional leaks are found the repair can begin on Monday. If additional leaks are found than the bid goes up again in the $7,000 range due to the repiping of the whole entire house then being necessary. Southwest Gas was at our house for the third day in a row this AM testing for gas in the ground of the house. None was found.
We were able to get all 3 of our girls back this afternoon/evening because we could prove to our Licensing Agency that we 1) have the funds to repair the pipe and 2) have a contract for the repair to get underway. As long as I am able to provide them with hot baths/showers at a neighbor's house or a friends house and since we were able to procure a microwave for temporary cooking they won't have to leave again. Another huge praise. I missed them so much and the reunion between Zeek and 3 year old A was a sight for sore eyes. If there proves to be leftover funds from the donation amount we received after we pay for the pipe repair then we will start an ac/heater replacement account. As many of you know our AC broke twice this summer. Thank goodness we have a swamp cooler. The AC is at the moment "jerry-rigged" with a few different AC repair men agreeing the unit will need to be replaced ASAP. (It is from 1980!) AC/Heat is, of course, a non-negotiable stipulation for licensing approval to foster. So, it will be a blessing if we can get underway in saving for a new unit with the generosity and assistance of all of you, your friends, and their friends. What a beautiful testimony of the power of helping, supporting and loving one another this has been. Many, many thanks, from the bottoms of our hearts.
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dan and I just keep saying, "this is so amazing" over and over.
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Thank you!!! Seriously. I wish there was another word I could say. We are grateful.
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$7,420 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 45 months
Created September 23, 2014
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