On September 19, 2018 Arizona was hit by massive flooding that caused tens of thousands of dollars of repairable damage to Amy's home. They immediately went in after the water receded and started cleaning. It was going to take some time but everything was going to be ok. Their animals were safe, most of their belongings were salvagable, P's shop out back was ok and he'd be able to continue working. They filed an insurance claim and the ball was rolling to get their life back.
2 days ago, on October 2, 2018, ARIZONA WAS HIT BY A HURRICANE! Amy and P live "off the grid" out in the desert. They bring in their own water, grow/raise most of their own food, live off of solar and wind power and have a small wood shop business that they ran on their property. As of 2 days ago, all of that is gone. Their home washed down, the shop tipped, the storage shed flooded, 13 chickens lost but all of their other animals were saved. Sadly, since they had just filed a claim on the first flood, the insurance now claims that they won't take a claim on damaged property. "Damage on Damage". Had it all been fixed already, they would've covered new stuff. They lost Amy's small Jeep, a Toyota truck that Amy's driven until it had over 300,000 miles on it and, probably the toughest is that they've lost their big farm truck. This is the truck that brings the water tanks from town so they can have running water and it brings feed and bales of hay for the animals. They've lost their solar power, they've lost their generators... folks, my best friends have lost everything but their lives and even that was doubtful for a little while. Amy was not rescued until the water rose above chest deep and P was unable to be located for more than 2 hours.
This is not a drill. This is not a plea or favor. I am flat out begging you. Whatever you can do to help is so gratefully accepted and appreciated. TJ and his cavalry are headed to Arizona to do what they can physically but it's going to take a lot of money to get them to where they can even live their safely. Their home is supposed to be tagged as condemned this week and we have to get as much out as we can before that happens.
Please please please... anything and everything helps.
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