On Saturday, flood waters crept into their home forcing them to seek higher ground at their neighbors' 2-story house. The following day they were rescued by boat and transported in a dump truck to dry land. From there they were able to stay with a friend overnight, until Shana's sister could reach them in the morning after the waters receded.
They are currently living with family, and will continue to do so while reconstructing their home as well as their lives. Having a young son of my own, I cannot begin to imagine what they are going through.
Upon inspection of the damages, a local contractor quoted them upwards of $40,000 for the necessary repairs. Our goal is to raise$15,000, thus cutting their cost of repairs almost by half. Any and all donations will help them tremendously.
I hear many people asking about how they can help Hurricane Harvey victims, and this is by far the best method to help her directly. Please help by spreading the word to your family and friends. We deeply appreciate all of your support and prayers, and could really use a helping hand during this horrific time.
Thank you, and God bless.
As part of this campaign, I am obligated (by gofundme) to inform you, the donors, of the following:
Who you are and where you’re from.
I am Tony Eclavea. I do not work for a non profit organization. I started this campaign to help my cousin Shana Sellew and her family raise money for the damages of Hurricane Harvey.
Your relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for.
As mentioned before, I am related to the fund recipients.
How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible).
The funds will be used to supplement the cost of repair to the vehicle submerged in water, damages to the floor and walls of the home (estimated $30,000), to replaced appliances, and to replace other essential items to make the home habitable again.
Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies:
The funds will be withdrawn directly to Shana and her family at an account designated by her. I will not receive any portion of the donations collected in this campaign.
- Shamima Rahman
- Ana Bennett
- Harold Siguenza
Organizer and beneficiary
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