Help Pastor Sam and Betty Baer fight toxic mold

Pastor Sam and Betty Baer need your help! After 48 years in ministry, they moved from Southeast Kentucky to Oklahoma for retirement using what meager life savings they had to buy a small home.  Having always lived in a parsonage, this was their first home purchase! This home, which seemed to be such a huge blessing, is now dramatically affecting their health after only 8 months of living there.  Betty hasn't been feeling well and has been showing signs of dementia.  After many tests, it has been confirmed that she has high levels of toxic mold in her system and it has been traced back to their new home. While Sam hasn't been showing any signs of mold exposure yet, we know that it is only a matter of time with the levels as high as they are.  Toxic mold levels in their house were off the charts when tested by two companies.

They will be living with relatives for the next month or so for safety, but major mold remediation and repairs must be done on their home to make it safe to live in.  All expert estimates we have contacted say this will cost around $10,000-15,000 to be done safely and properly.  Mold is not easy to eliminate. It's spores cover every surface, especially when it has been blowing through the ventilation system like the Baer's home has.  We need certified mold remediation experts to handle this and that comes at a high price.  If there are any funds left, it will go towards Betty's medical treatment. We hope to reverse the damage done by the mold and get her healthy again!

We are so saddened to know that these years which were meant to be happy years of retirement and rest from so many years of Godly service, are now in danger of being wiped away by this mold.  We hope to bless them as they have blessed others all these years and get them a safe place to spend their later years in.  Living on a small church salary left them with very little retirement to live off of.  They do not have the money to fix this problem themselves.  They need the love and financial support of the body of Christ to see them through this. 

Please help us eliminate this problem for them and get them healthy again! We are so thankful for whatever you can give towards this.  We know that COVID has left many without jobs or a reduced income.  It makes us that much more grateful knowing that some will be giving even in the midst of their need.

Thank you in advance for your help and prayers!

The Baer Family
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Lisa Baer 
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Michael Baer 
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