Dunrobin Tornado Relief (Blue Moon Mini Storage)

Blue Moon Mini-Storage is located in the heart of the Dunrobin area, a neighbor to many of the areas local businesses. We are a family operated company, but most of you will not truly understand what we mean by that.

At Blue Moon, we value all of our customers to the point that we feel that you are a family. Many of our customers could tell you about Taher Shaath, our 83-year-old owner, and neighbor that welcomes you with his warm smile and open arms, always willing to help you to the most he can. He took over the company several years ago and has worked very hard at maintaining it with the help of his family, this company became a huge part of his life, every day he would wake up hoping to see customers pull in, just so he could ask how he could help. Until September 21st, around roughly 5 pm the Ottawa region received a Tornado warning, a tornado that ripped through many areas in the region, leaving homes, businesses and families left in the rubble. 

This tornado changed everything and demolished everything in the way that it possibly could. This tornado ripped 3/4 of the shingles off of the home that resides on the property, ruined sheds, tore down trees, and ruined the storage lockers, the majority of the lockers were left without roofs, and the lockers that still had roofs had major leaks in them damaging many customers property. The tornado even ripped some lockers right off of the foundation and into the nearing fields & bushes.

The damage was so extensive that it took approximately 70% of our customers away from us. The insurance company was no help to us in this matter, we had a lot of support from this community... but it did not last, in a couple days this property turned into a giveaway. at the late nights' intruders would come and take whatever they could get their hands on, no matter how hard we tried to stop them... it was near impossible. 

Since the tornado we have used up an immense amount of money that we were going to use to expand, just to rebuild, and the process is still not near done, this tornado took everything it could, except for the Shaath family's faith. 

For months as a family we have been giving our all to this company, multiple contractors were hired, and lots of profit was lost, everyday our battleagainst all this damage got harder and harder, as a company we felt drained, and felt that we had our backs against the wall. 

Today we ask for your help, we ask for the help from our community, our neighbours, our friends, and anyone else who may happen to come along this post.

No matter the donation it is valued at a great extent, and any and every donation is highly appreciated. All that we can ask is that you may help us with the kindness of your hearts, and be apart of this journey, to find the light at the end of this tunnel that we have entered.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Maria Siddiqi  
    • $20 
    • 11 mos

Organizer

Waseem Shaath 
Organizer
Nepean, ON
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