*******Gofundme would like me to answer these questions for transparency's sake.
Who you are- Kleio Valentien
Where you're from- Texas, currently reside in LA
Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for- My parents
How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible)- Funds will assist in rebuilding their flood damaged home, including, tear down of water damaged and moldy exterior and interior walls, putting up new walls and insulation, reinstalling of electrical wiring, a new HAVOC unit, new appliances, etc.
How you intend to get the funds to those in need- Funds will be directly given to my parents account and the donation portion will be given to their websites. ****Edit- My parents are concerned about privacy and asked that I collect the money for them.
Like many others, my parents’ home and a large majority of their possessions are currently underwater due to Hurricane Harvey’s flooding. Unfortunately, they do not have flood insurance since they do not live in a flood zone. In a nutshell, mostly everything they have is lost and ruined. They will have to start over from scratch and have a new home built and furnished.
While my father’s house and belongings were submerged in water he was volunteering with rescue efforts, people and animals, in a small motor boat.
I will be posting video and photos given to me by my parents of their home and surrounding area.
The bright side is, they survived and are doing everything they can to stay in good spirts and help out their neighbors.
I will be doing what I can to help financially but do not have the capacity on my own, sadly. I understand when asking for donations people have questions and want to know where their hard earned money is going. I will do my best to be transparent about that.
Also, since there are so many others going through a similar situation that might not even have the ability to reach out for help I want to donate 10% of whatever my page brings in between GHCF.org and the fund the ASPCA set up for Harvey animal rescue, as well as any unused funds.
I am doing this without their knowledge as they are the type of people that would never want to ask for help, even if they need it. EDIT*** I told them about the page and it brought tears to their eyes. Thank you to everyone!
This is my first time doing a GofundMe so if anyone has any suggestions for the page let me know, please.
Thank you for reading
- E Jackson
- Robert Rowland
- Dan Sowa
Organizer and beneficiary
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