Financial Help; displaced Family

My name is Tacuabe Luzardo and the family, Joan Gordon, Gail Fenton, CharIes Toner, Bradley Hutton, Taylor Fenton, Kyle Drisccoll, and myself, have been displaced due to Quincy's coastal flooding during Winter Storm Riley, March 2nd 2018. Susan Fenton, Taylor Fenton's mother grew up in home her whole life as well in the home, is devasted because of her family's displacement and also lost all her valuable memories; tons of her childhood and important photos of her children, that were in the home. We lived on Adam's Shore, about 30 feet away from the sea wall, the low tide wasn't easy on us, at 10:00am the mote around our house and the marsh became a river, at 10:30am, still 46 minutes before high tide, our backyard became part of the river. At this point, the sea wall became invisible due to the 26 foot waves crashing over it, our back porch was engulfed by the water and the stairs to the porch we're floating away. We knew this wasn't going to be a normal storm. Around 11:00am, one side of the double doors to the back porch burst open cause of the pressure of waves hitting the back of our house. The family and I held down the door by trying to barricade it, we weren't sure how it was gonna help in the moment but we did it, but it didn't help .The double doors fell on me, the pressure of the waves hitting our house was unbearable, I dislocated my shoulder in the moment but with the adrenaline rushing all I could think of is getting the power shut off and bring all of our pets, and elderly family members to get to the top floor, I was also able to grab some of senior members their medicine, unfortunately not all. Everyone and the animals all made it upstairs safely. There are 3 cats, a dog, 3 guinea pigs, 2 hamsters, and 2 gerbils. They all survived the storm, thankfully, and temporarily are in very good homes. Sadly to say, everyone's belongings and valuables that were downstairs are gone. This family has lived in the home since 1993, 3 generations grew up in this home, countless memories made. 2 of the 3 home cars are missing and the other was completely damaged by the storm and flood. Everything gone, within the matter of couple hours. The family, which consist of disabled 4 seniors all over the age of 70, one of which had a spinal injury and can't walk, and another which had an aneurysm in 2008 and her memory has been deteriorating ever since especially with the stress she's going through now. All the seniors There's also 6 year old child with autism and has an extremely hard time having to cope with our situation. The other members are 2 young adults, which is me and my girlfriend, that helps with the family. They didn't have flood insurance and with how many family members there are, the government isn't too willing to help. All the seniors suffer due low income because of the disablilty and only one senior has a pension which isn't enough to cover the cost of a new home. My girlfriend and I were just beginning a job and at the Germantown Community Center but that's been delayed and we're not sure if we'll be able to work there without having any car. Please help them.  I made this gofundme, for their benefit, I'm making this because they took me in and gave me a home when I didn't and I owe them because of that.

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  • John & Adin Wolfgram 
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Taco Luzardo 
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Quincy, MA
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