Recovery from Irma

As most of you know, Hurricane Irma came to the South Florida and caused mass devastation to the Florida Keys.  Although most reports are that the storm was “expected to be a lot worse” and the damage was “less severe than anticipated” in mainland Florida, there are pockets of South Florida that got decimated.  Unfortunately my sister, Bernie, and her family (includes: her husband, Billy, daughter Bella (10) and farther-in-law, Dan) took over a foot of water inside their Naples home due to flooding and it appears to be a total loss.  The floodwater contained chemicals, debris and eventually sewage.  She tried to save anything she could but soon realized that what would be salvageable would be almost nothing.  Shockingly, mold had become an instant issue and has covered everything.

The Gideon family has been humbled and touched by the outpouring of help from family, friends and strangers.  This help has been difficult for Bernie and Billy to accept.  At first, they declined and said "we've got it".  As time went on they realized this is event is more than they could handle alone.  Bernie and Billy are proud Floridians and accepting any "charity" has been difficult for them to say the least.  Anyone that knows them can attest that they are the first to help anyone in need.

Thank you in advance for your donation and please continue to pray for them.  I will be making the withdraws from this campaign and giving themdirectly to Bernie. The road to recovery is going to be riddled with anxiety, sadness and fear.  Our goal is to get them as close to normal by the holidays as possible and we will post regular updates and photos as we all help to get the chapter behind them
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Much love,
The Gideon Family
  • Katie Middleton  
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • Debby Stubing 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • Daniel Witherite 
    • $150 
    • 48 mos
  • Cindi McAdams 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • Debbie Barnes 
    • $20 
    • 48 mos
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Organizer

Lorri Gideon Stadler 
Organizer
Melbourne, FL
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