Help Ray Survive Winter! Major House Repairs

As many of you may know, Ray’s health has gone downhill recently. Two major contributing factors are the state of his house and having no income to fix it himself. 

Throughout his years here in Missouri, Ray’s mantra has always been “I may not have extra money, but I do have room at my house,” to help those in need. And help those in need, he has.

He rescued a man from a work farm where he was essentially being held captive.

He took in two toddlers and an infant who were living in a car in December and took care of them for months while their mother went through rehab, got a job and appropriate housing, and was able to care for them again.

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He took in a virtual stranger who only had enough money to get herself here from New Mexico after having lost everything she owned.

He did what he could to help friends and family get back on their feet; he never once turned down a “stray.”

Currently he is housing his ex-girlfriend’s son, a boy with autism and anger issues, without any financial support to make sure he graduates from high school. 

Ray has repeatedly applied for disability only to be denied, repeatedly. His final appeal is now underway but will take months, and his health is failing. He’s on oxygen 24/7 at home, and he can’t even afford his monthly medications. But he’s not asking for help with that. What he truly needs is some repairs done to his house so it’s safe for him to live there this winter. 

What your money will go toward:

Fixing heating ducts/insulation
Replacing two broken windows 
Roof repair/leaky spots in ceiling
Fixing flooring soft spots 
Getting a plumber out to repair leaks
And most importantly, mold removal. 

Personally and through his church, Ray has touched many lives and helped those he could, sometimes even to his own detriment. Now he needs your help, and it truly is a matter of life and death. Please consider donating, if not for him, then for the eight children who call him Dad/Grand-Dude.



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