He is currently working and living with several other volunteers in a house that was graciously opened to volunteers by local residents. He left his job and packed his truck with 2 paddleboards and headed out there. ￼(Andy almost getting trapped on a washed out street; no, his truck is not equipped with a snorkel)
Over the last two days, he has made several trips into areas and neighborhoods that are completely inaccessible by car. Many evacuees have had to leave behind pets or animals in their homes, hoping to be able to return later. Animals that are found that are not with owner, are either dropped at overflowing pet kennels, and sometimes are being euthanised. As of yesterday, there was a standing order to euthanise all pit bulls at one shelter.
The picture below shows Andy assisting one man who needed to return home to get to his animal that he had left behind. (Andy towed him because he was unable to ride a paddleboard)
Andy standing with a man and his goat that they rescued from an inundated neighborhood. (below)
Andy with two rescued goodboyes.
Flood waters are still occasionally increasing due to resivoirs being occasionally opened. Water in this neighborhood had a depth of around 4 feet. The water is NOT safe. Animal carcasses, chemicals, sewage, and other organic material fills this water that makes it generally unsafe to be in or around. And it smells putrid.
If you donate to my campaign to support my brother, funds will be used for:
-Gasoline to get to and from affected areas
-Food and other supplies for volunteers
Andy has only been in the area for two days but is planning on staying in the area for around one to two weeks and perhaps even longer based on need.
I will be updating this list as needs arise.
Again, if you have a charitable organization that you would prefer to donate to, i'm sure that they can use your help to. If you would like to donate to someone that you know who will bring direct assistance TOMORROW to the people that are affected, then please consider donating to my brother. I wish I could be there with him, but for now this is the best that I can do.
We are looking to raise $750 initially to cover the cost of travel there and back, and daily expenses incurred. So far my brother has saved 4 dogs and a goat, and could really benefit from the knowledge that his friends and family have his back as he gives himself to people that he's never met before.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
- Kathy Northrop
- Collenia Linzy
- Kerri Platais
- Danielle Mannix
Organizer and beneficiary
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