My name is Brandie Rae, and I’m starting this GoFund me to help with the recovery from hurricane Ian and rebuild my father's home for my dog, cat and me.
As many saw across the news, Hurricane Ian devastated Fort Myers Beach. On Sept. 28, 2022 the eye of hurricane Ian as a cat 4 went right over my home in Fort Myers Beach, causing structural and flood damage and leaving it uninhabitable. Thankfully I chose to evacuate with my dog and cat for safety, and my tenant also made it safe. There was water up to the roof, which caused flooding that left 3-4ft of water inside, the lanai flew off, and more damage.
I’m heartbroken to lose my father's home, where we made countless memories and found my love for Do-it-Yourself projects. I plan to continue my passion by giving back to those in need during this devastating time with my skill sets. The funds I receive will be used for to help with food, clothes, furniture, cat/dog supplies, and necessities to get back on my feet with my fur babies Apollo and Trixie. Since the water was up to the house's roof, I lost EVERYTHING. The next few months are unknown as we navigate where to live (no family around), rebuild/fix the house, and overall get back into normalcy.
If you can help in any way, whether sharing this page, donating, or both, I appreciate your kindness more than anything!!!! Thank you for taking the time to read my story.