Help the Leal Family Rebuild (Irma)

On the morning of Sunday, September 10 the lives of my sister and her family changed in an instant. Hurricane Irma was bearing down on their tiny Florida Key...their home on Big Pine directly in her path. Thankfully Andrea, Luis and their twin boys had decided to evacuate late Friday night, so their lives were spared.

When they returned home on Monday, they were not prepared for the devastation they encountered. Their beloved home took on water due to Irma's 10+' storm surge and will have to be completely gutted....mold had started growing in the 36 hours they were away. It is currently unlivable. Anything they did not grab in their haste to evacuate is completely ruined...appliances, furniture, clothing, shoes, mattresses, bedding...everything will have to be replaced.

They have insurance, but they also have immediate needs that cannot wait for insurance funds to come through. There is no power or water on Big Pine and cell phone coverage is spotty. Many people have been asking what the family needs and if anything can be done to help. Annie and Luis are proud and not the type to ask for a hand out, but what they need now and in the long term is money for food, gas, a place to stay, bills, things improve they'll also need to replace clothing, shoes, bedding and so many other things that insurance doesn't cover. Any funds raised through this fundraiser will go directly to Andrea and Luis to help them get through this rough time and help them rebuild their lives on Big Pine Key.

This campaign is currently under review by GoFundMe becuase I apparently did not spell out the following in enough detail. Here goes...

1)Who you are and where you’re from - Alisa Nordholt-Dean from Greenwood, IN (as is apparent in my facebook profile you now have access to)

2) Your relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for - sister, as evidenced in the 12th word of my story above

3) How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible) - again, spelled out in paragraph 3 above and at my sister's discretion. She's a smart lady...she'll know what her immediate needs are and thus what to spend the money on.

4) Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies - by handing over this campaign to the beneficiary (aka my sister) as soon as she gets regular internet access.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Alisa Nordholt-Dean 
Greenwood, IN
Andrea Leal 
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