It has been nearly three weeks since the storm ravaged the island, but Melinda and David have seen no relief, and no FEMA personnel. In the midst of such chaos, it is hard to know where to start. The immediate need is to hire help to clear the roads. They will need a new chainsaw, and some kind of weed-whacker. Finally, they will need a new generator to power the pump for the well.
Orocovis seems like long way from Montgomery, Alabama - but Melinda and I have been friends for nearly 50 years. When she was able to get through to me, she was very clear, and determined: they have a plan, but they need money. Starting this campaign is the one thing that I can do to try to help them begin to restore the farm that is their life's work.
- Marie Ruggirello
- Andrew Ruggirello
- Robert, Jennifer, Ransom, and Rachel Crowe
- Jo Harris Rowland
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