Jim Taylor graduated Derry Area High School in 1969. He has made a good life for himself and his wife
Roxanne with his wits and his hands. He settled outside of Wilmington, North Carolina about 15 years
ago. Jim and Roxanne were closing in on retirement when Florence took most of what they had built. Jim just finished remodeling the home of his daughter, Janelle, six-months ago. Janelle her husband, Juan, and two teenage daughters were so proud of their newly remodeled home. Jim’s oldest granddaughter just
started college on a scholarship and the younger gran is a junior in high school. Both girls were evacuated prior to Florence’s major hit. Janelle, Roxanne and Juan were plucked off the roof of Janelle’s home
during the raging floods of Florence just in time. They stepped from the roof into the rescue air boat.
Cars, tools, furniture, appliances, personal possessions - gone. Janelle's and Juan's home has to be leveled. Jimmy's home has to be gutted and rebuilt -at least he has something left to rebuild. The saddest truth is what Jim's mother, Jane, lost. She is 92 and has been living with Jim and Roxanne. Jane had consolidate
her 92 years into one bedroom.Florence took from her a lifetime of memories.
The Taylor family is rebuilding. Like most working class folks in the area flood insurance was too
expensive. Until Florence, building a house three-feet off the ground was protection enough. Please
consider helping them rebuild. Any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated. Every cent donated will go directly to Jim and his family.
My name is Tom Wines. I have known Jim Taylor for 61 years. He is my friend and his family is my family
The funds raised will go for building materials, contractor services. tool replacement, furniture,
appliances, clothing, mold mitigation, and much much more. We have set a goal of $10,000 - that will just scratch the surface of what is needed. I assure you, not a penny will be used for anything, but the
necessities of rebuilding the lives of this hard working family.
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