On Tuesday, September 12th, Cath and her husband Jim were forced to evacuate their home, loading up whatever they could fit into their car before driving as far north as they could before Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys. Her home is located in Marathon, FL which was one of the areas hit hardest by this storm. While some homes on the western side of the island were spared, Cath's home was on the eastern side of the island which took a direct hit and suffered major flooding.
After spending a week in a hotel in the Orlando area, Cath was able to return to Marathon on September 19th but the damage was worse than anticipated. Being so close to sea level, her house was at one point completely submerged and had 3 feet of water pooled in areas of the home upon her return. It is possible that it could be deemed a total loss and she will need to relocate entirely. Below are some before and after pictures of her street taken from the NOAA satellite imagery.
Cath is such an important part of the Heartland team and wears a number of hats for us. She has always had the best interests of our clients close to her heart and has pushed to save them money on production. In an effort to help her in the rebuilding process, will you consider giving a gift? We have set our goal at $10,000 and while the need is much greater than this, your gift, no matter how big or small will help Cath know that she does not have to face what might appear to be an impossible challenge alone.
Please give what you can and know that collectively we can make a huge difference in the life of someone who needs our love and encouragement right now.
- Matt Moore
- Jim Moore
- Jill Green
- Jeffrey Pelcher
- Matt Barnes
Organizer and beneficiary