NC Police Officer's Family Homeless

Hurricane Irma wreaked her destruction throughout much of the southeast and the home of Thomas & Diana Parker (including their four children ages 7, 10, 13 & 14) was hit particularly hard. When Irma passed through the mountains of North Carolina it brought devastating winds and heavy rains to an area that was already soaked from weeks of heavy rain storms. Many large trees were uprooted and caused extensive damage to homes and power lines.
Two very large trees toppled over onto the Parker’s rental home pretty much cutting the home in half and barely missing the family who at the time was riding out the storm gathered in their living room. The house incurred severe structural and water damage. Fiberglass insulation, drywall and roof debris fell into the home as the storm’s winds and rain tore through the house. The family escaped to nearby relatives. Currently they are staying with family, but will need to find a rental as soon as possible in order to return to some normalcy of life.

Diana is a full time Mom and Home Schools their children. Thomas is a former Marine and currently works as a Master K9 Police Officer in the town of Highlands, NC dedicating his life to the protection and service of others. Because North Carolina was not declared a disaster area, the Parkers do not qualify for FEMA or assistance from the State, leaving Thomas and Diana to replace all their belongings as they work hard to put some order back into their lives. They also do not have renters insurance so all these expenses will be coming out of their own pockets. We all know how hard it is to just get by raising a family these days let alone having these types of unexpected expenses.

Contributions are urgently needed to replace all of the items destroyed in the storm including beds & bedding, clothing, appliances, furniture, school supplies and books for the children's home school. These are just some of the essentials that need replacing in a long list of items. To add to their financial burden, they have extensive major medical expenses.
Any and all donations will be very much appreciated!

Donations ()

  • Eric and Doris D 
    • $25 
    • 29 mos
  • Jan Mason 
    • $25 
    • 29 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
  • David Wijewickrama 
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
  • Kris and Nathan Earwood 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Elizabeth Matej 
Organizer
Highlands, NC
Diana Parker 
Beneficiary
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