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Gumption & the Community Building a Home for Andy

$20,100 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 170 people in 3 months
Created April 11, 2019
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Help Gumption Build a New Home for Hurricane Irma Victim, Andy Ham 

Back in 2017, Hurricane Irma devastated massive amounts of the Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless and without food or water. 
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It is now 2019 and Andy Ham, one of those victims STILL has no habitable place to live. His roof was torn clean off and the house was stripped to its bare shell.
 
Andy has been a member of the Virgin Gorda community for his entire life and gives back by volunteering and helping in any way he can. He is now retired an earns nothing but a small social security check every month. Even that is unreliable and sometimes unavailable. 
No one should have to live without shelter, especially a man of Andy's age.

Won't you please help Allington "Gumption" Creque in his mission to help build a proper shelter for this kind and generous elderly man of Virgin Gorda. 

We are trying to reach a minimum of $20,000 and any contributions would help tremendously.  The money will go directly to Gumption and Andy who have laid out the plan to build a temporary structure for Andy while his house is being repaired. Every cent of the proceeds will be accounted for and tracked to make sure they are being spent wisely and properly to get the work done efficiently and affordably.

Thank you so very much for your generosity in this time of need.

A note from Gumption:

"Stop- All other projects are at a stop until this man gets a home!

I just didn’t want to find people to help me with my cemetery clean up project, but people who deserve an opportunity and the money. Anderson Ham was a perfect fit.

After the project was complete, I honestly only went to his property only to give him the $500.00, it was to be all undocumented. However, Andy was desperate to be heard and I was excited to listen. We need to get an excavator and truck, knock down his old house but retain the foundation then rebuild.

Anderson ‘Andy’ Ham is begging both the community and the world to help him. I’m asking a competent Company to get involved. I am asking corporate Virgin Gorda to please get involved. I am asking all the churches to please consider getting involved with this project. I am asking all Non-profit organizations to please have your club do something for this man. I am asking both my local friends and international friends to help me to help him. 

I am willing to travel if anyone is willing to plan a fundraiser/auction etc to help this man, I will get myself to the event."
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Good day my generous people!
Firstly let me apologize for the huge delay for not sending you this note earlier. Please note I truly appreciate the the support on Andy’s home. The goal was to raise $20k and $20k we did! I’d like to urge everyone to please continue to follow this movement and keep on supporting us. Once again thank you for believing in me once again.

Sincerely
Gumption. Official

P.S. We're already underway on Andy's house and it's coming along great. See photos for progress!
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Dear Donors,

Thank you so much to all of you beautiful people who are helping to turn this man's life around and rebuild a shelter for him to live in again. You are all so very generous and kind. We are more than halfway there, but we still need your help to spread the word and donate to reach our goal!

Just to clarify some of the details of this campaign as requested by GoFundMe and so all of our amazing donors know that this is campaign is actually helping Andy Ham of Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands:
1. Gumption, who is in charge of this community effort to help Mr. Andy Ham, is a friend of mine. We just met yesterday while spending time in Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda. He and I met with Andy Ham and told him about the great progress being made in this campaign. (See pictures of us above Leverick Bay outside Rada's restaurant)
2. The donated funds are being withdrawn in my name and
3. The donated funds will be delivered, by check, to Mr. Allington "Gumption" Creque, who has organized it all to be used for building supplies, electricians, plumbers, and other building services.

I'm sorry for any confusion and hope this helps clear things up for anyone concerned about their donations. Gumption is truly a community hero just helping one of his fellow community members.

Thanks again for your support,

Evan Bartle
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We’ve made it past halfway and it’s only been 2 days!
I’m so proud and grateful of all the supportive and loving community members worldwide and locally that are so kind and generous for a man who many of you don’t even know. You are truly a blessing.
We will continue to keep you updated on progress and show pictures of the rebuilding as it begins.
So much love to all of you.
Please share this and spread the word...only 50% more to go!!

-Ev, Ajit, & Gumption
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More photos of Andy's situation. Even the Minister of Immigration and Natural Resources, Vincent Wheatley, came to visit Andy's property to see how he could help.
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Raised by 170 people in 3 months
Created April 11, 2019
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