Families Dreams & House Crushed



On a typical Wednesday morning early last week, Sam and Lori Somerville, of Cross Lanes/Nitro, WV, worst nightmare happened before their very eyes, at 8 a.m. that morning, Sam began to hear trees snapping at the top of the hill behind his, and his neighbor's home. However, he just chalked it up as being the wind damaged tree limbs, from the storm, the night before. Sam & Lori, headed off to work, as they have, so many times before. 
Just after a little time at work, Sam got a phone call from his neighbor that said; “Sam I think you need to come home now!” 

There was nothing either one of them could do, as they watched the hillside behind their home start to give way, and to uproot enormous trees, as the Earth moved down the hill, along with trees, crushing and piercing their home, along with their hard worked dreams. 

As one person described, there was nothing anyone could do, so they simply tried to go in the home, and try to get the things important to them, things that could not be replaced, family heirlooms, pictures, and other obvious sentimental things from their family, as well as clothes and necessities, I can't imagine being forced in that situation, to try to decide what's necessary, and what's not, Can You? 

After speaking to their insurance agent, who insured their home, is where the nightmare became a complete roller coaster of emotions, as they awaited to find out whether their insurance company, would cover their damages, and trying their best living out of a hotel. 

Needless to say, after the adjuster came on the site and surveyed all the damage, they told them they were sorry, there was nothing they could do for them, as they do not cover mudslides. At that very moment, Sam & Lori Somerville, who have worked so hard their entire life, and been wonderful members of their community, found their hopes and dreams crushed, literally by Mother Nature. 

In closing, I would just like to say, I could not help but think; what if this would have been my home? What if this was your mother's home, your brothers, your, sisters, fathers, NO DONATION is too small, to be able to help these wonderful people, who have worked so hard to get into a new mortgage, and get a roof over their head.

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Nick Farley 
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Samuel Somerville 
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