Starting almost three weeks ago, there was a skunk spray smell that seemed to happen very close to the house. This smell, instead of dissipating, grew and grew. We called in a specialist who first thought we had a family of skunks denning by the house. Six days of live trapping turned up empty and the smell continued to grow. This led us to the obvious idea that it must be dead. As severe as the smell was; pin pointing it was like finding a needle in a haystack. Phone call after phone call finally secured a company to look for it and remove it. After three cancellations ( in part due to a severe storm in Maine) we took matters into our own hands. With help from family and friends we located and extracted the dead skunk.
They have incurred incredible loss of clothing, furniture, carpeting and other personal items. More devastating is their personal belongings are not covered in their policy by this freak accident. While the actual structure of the interior cleaning will be covered, the repairs to the house and cleaning of salvageable items is not. Sadly the contents of the house are not covered for this event.
Here is what they are left with to recover from:
Reconstruction of laundry room and more construction to prevent a reoccurrence.
Cleaning of their furniture, personal affects, clothing or anything else in the house that is not considered the structure of the home.
Replacing furniture that cannot be clean including living room set and at least two mattress sets
Recovering from the already mounting costs of being displaced for the last almost three weeks.
My mum and my sister are two of the most generous and helpful people you could possibly know. I don't know anyone who hasn't been affected in a positive way by knowing them. I am writing this as a means to return some generosity to them. Please consider helping them! Any small amount can be useful in helping them bounce back. If you cannot help in a monetary way, but would like to in other ways, please contact me.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Brigid
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