On January 6th, Ceil's daughter, Devon, woke up in her bed in the basement to water surrounding her. A water main break in Baltimore City had begun to flood Ceil's basement, until her daughters bedroom was 6 feet underwater. Their hot water heater and furnace are completely ruined and their washer and dryer damaged beyond repair.
She and her daughter, Devon, proudly own their home in West Baltimore. They have both worked as childcare workers and are loving, giving people. They are now displaced, onto a family members couch, until the house can be safely moved back into.
PLEASE consider helping them!
Ceil is a strong, caring woman, who is well loved and respected in her community. She is a spiritual and religious woman, who has done nothing but work hard for her family, but now is going through a very challenging time. Ceil is very special to me because she was my nanny growing up. She cared for me, loved me, and nurtured me. I love Ceil and her family and I hope that you will consider donating whatever you can to help them get saely back into their home.
Water is STILL coming into their home 4 days later, and Baltimore City will need to work to stop that. Once the water stops coming into the house, it will need to be pumped out and then the real work begins. Because of serious health issues, they cannot live in the house until it is professionally scrubbed, cleaned, re-painted and re-tiled as mold will be detrimental to their health. Devon will need furniture replaced and the biggest expenses will be replacing their heating system (hot water heater, furnace), washer and dryer. This will likely cost thousands and thousands of dollars.
Thank you for reading this and considering how difficult it would be to be displaced from the home you love and own, and not knowing how you will pay to get safely back into it.
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