On August 13, 2018, Brick, NJ received 7 inches of rain in one hour that caused unthinkable damage and devastation to many homes in the area. One of those homes belonged to a young, hard-working family of three (3) that just bought this as their first home. The rain was coming down so hard that it began to flood their backyard, and eventually rose so high that the pressure broke through the window and fill their basement with 6 feet of water. The owner of the home immediately called the fire department, who set up a large pump and hose to get the water out of the house and into the street. As a result of the extensive damage, JCP&L cut all electricity to house, removed the meter, and deemed the house uninhabitable. In addition, they were told by their Homeowners Insurance that they are not covered for the damage, because they do not have flood insurance. They do not have flood insurance, because they live in an area of Brick that has never flooded before, and they were instructed not to get it. A few weeks later, and the family is still displaced from their home, living separately with friends and family. They are unable to move back into their house, because they lost their furnace, hot water heater, AC unit (which was just replaced 1 month before the flood), appliances, furniture, televisions, and other household item. The washing machine and dryer were also lost, as well as a lot of the families clothes, and baby accessories (pack n’ play, toys, carriages, etc.). Since the basement was also used for storage, they lost interior and exterior holiday decorations, personal memories, and other irreplaceable belongings. While nothing can bring back a lot of these items, any little bit can help the family recover from such a massive loss of property. Please help this family get back into their home by donating. Thank you for taking your time to read this and contributing.