Steve Dobos is a dear friend and colleague of ours that lives in Conroe, Texas (near Houston) in a community that was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey and it’s ensuing rains. The Dobos family's home was not spared. They suffered catastrophic flooding - the water completely engulfed their first floor and crested at near 2 feet on their second story.
Steve and his family are safe and in remarkably good spirits. The water has now receded from their home, but the damage and property loss left behind is staggering.
The full, long-term impact of this disaster on Steve, his family, their home, property, community, etc. is unclear at this point, but the near-term financial impact will be devastating.
Now they must begin the massive task of rebuilding. The work required to make their home livable again is hard to fathom. Still without power for the foreseeable future, Steve and his family have begun to clear the debris and mud from their home. The damaged portions of their home will need to be stripped down and rebuilt. It is unclear if or when the Dobos family will recoup the massive costs they will incur.
Those of you who know Steve well know that he is the last person who would ever ask for assistance. In fact, he's usually the first one to volunteer to help others. That's why we have begun this campaign on his behalf. We want to give those of us lucky enough to know Steve a chance to help this great guy and his family in their time of need.
Many of us have been witnessing the heartbreaking devastation suffered by the victims of Harvey and have wanted to help, but aren't sure exactly how. This is a chance to directly help a member of our Fluidigm family who is among the victims of this disaster. All money raised will go directly to Steve and his family and will only be accessible by them.
We set a campaign goal only because it is required to set up the GoFundMe campaign. Honestly, the total is not important. Any donation will help the Dobos family and would be greatly appreciated. However, positive thoughts, prayers, and shares go a long way, as well. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your contribution, however it presents itself!
Steve's Fluidigm Service Family
Campaign created by Patrick Eddings (San Mateo, CA), friend and co-worker of Steve Dobos since 2013.
Steve Dobos (Conroe, TX) will be the lone benficiary and will have sole access to withdraw funds. All funds raised are intended exclusively to recover costs for the clean-up, repair/replacement, and reconstruction required for Steve's home and property/possessions in Conroe, TX.