Help My Mother Get A Roof

After 12 persistent years, penny by penny, my mother  finished building herself a house and home in her place of birth, St. Martin. The house was built just behind her childhood home. 
Three months later, Hurricane Irma struck St. Martin leaving an overwhelming trail of destruction in its path. An estimated 95% of the island, including my Mother's home, was destroyed. 

My mother was in her house when the winds of Irma bursted trough the wood panels that protected the windows, hurling the glass everywhere. The roof above her couldn't withstand the storm and ripped off as my mother was hurled against the wall from the winds. She was forced into a corner, where she sat with her brother and sister struggling to breath within the air pressure, somehow managing to make it though, suffering non-life threatening injuries. Her house, on the otherhand was gutted from the top down. 
And that's it, 12 years worth of her life savings gone, in a second. Ontop of that, unfortunately, insurance compaies wouldn't sell my mother a policy at the beginning of hurricane season. And so, as it stands, my mother has no means to rebuild her home. Just a roof will cost about $20,000 and this is what I am humbly asking is for. Just so that, at the very least, my mother can have a roof over her head.

I've linked a video below detailing the devastating destruction that Hurricane Irma left behind.  

  • Anna Kaplun 
    • $100 
    • 59 mos
  • Mark Kittisopikul 
    • $20 
    • 59 mos
  • Magen Melancholy  
    • $100 
    • 59 mos
  • Sophie Cooke 
    • $20 
    • 59 mos
  • Steven Fraulo 
    • $50 
    • 59 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jason Yellen 
Brooklyn, NY
Rose Yellen 

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