This home was where my brothers and I celebrated all our birthdays, where I had my graduation party, where my brother had his rehearsal dinner, and most recently, where I had a beautiful baby shower. This was where we planned to take our soon-to-be-born son for his first Christmas. This home was not only my childhood home, but was also "Hotel Keoke" where my parents constantly opened their doors to family, friends, co-workers, even friends of family members visiting from out of town. My parents have spent years renovating our home in order to make it a beautiful place for our family to enjoy, and now all of that has been lost.
We are beyond thankful that everyone was able to evacuate safely when needed and that my family all still has somewhere to go. Now, we need to start the process of cleaning up and replacing what we can. We don't know yet what insurance will cover or how long that process will take, or even if rebuilding will be an option, but I would like to humbly ask for whatever contributions you can make to help my family sort through this disaster and replace some of what was lost. Sadly, I'm the only member of the family not living in the area, and because I'm about to give birth to the first grandchild, I can't go up and help my parents, and that breaks my heart. So, my way of helping out is by reaching out to all of you wonderful people and asking for your support. Anything you can donate would be a massive help and a huge blessing.
Sending so much love,
Katie Mann aka Guevara/Vleck/Raddatz :-)
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