WE DID IT!!! Thank you so much donors, in just under a week we raised $4,500! We've raised the amount to $5,500, as we have a lot to build for a very small amount, and Victor's family could use any additional support you can offer. PLEASE, if you'd still like to help, donate, every dollar goes to a wonderful family and incredibly hardworking man. Give what you can and you'll recieve updates as we build Victor and his family a new home!!! MUCHAS GRACIAS!
Before reaching U.S. soil, Hurricane Nate relentlessly ravaged much of Nicaragua. Many were left without homes, fresh water, or any source of income for the future. My employee Victor, his wife Maria, and his two young children were one such family. I first met Victor over two years ago. At the time he was just a smiling face on the docks looking for a job. He'd come upon hard times, and was back four months on paying his rent- rent which was only about $38/month. We had just sailed in, and were looking for a team to help with our new charter business. We gave the friendly guy with the big grin a shot, and he's been with us ever since. In two short years he went from being behind on rent, to buying a small plot of land to build a home all his own. Busy season in Nicaragua is weeks away, but the money he was planning to make through hard work won't be there. The reality after this storm is that our company, Two Guys Adventures, will no longer be operating in Nicaragua. Unfortunately, the damage to our boat is too extenisve to continue on. Our beloved Pirate Ship that's taken guests from all over the world up and and down the coast, was ripped from safe harbor and slamed onto the beach in twenty foot waves, meaning Victor's work is done. He now owns land, but has no money to build a home, and is still living in a metal sided, dirt floor shack with his wife and two kids. The hardship doesn't stop there, in the storm his home suffered flooding, and with dirt floors, was left with thick mud beneath his feet. Those who have taken our tours know Victor is the sweetest, most hardworking guy out there. He's brought happiness to so many, including us. He's an incredible father and husband- supporting those he loves above himself. He's more than an employee, he's family. We lost so much in this storm- our business, our boat, and the life we've built. But it's Victor's uncertain future that keeps us up at night. We're fortunate enough to have been born in a part of the world where although we've lost so much, we have family in the states to retreat to while we rebuild. Victor has no such luxury. He's managed to save every penny and buy the land, but now let's help him build a humble home he deserves! Building a very modest home in Nica is cheap by any building standard. All we're looking for is roughly $5,000 USD, and we can put a roof over the head of one of the most loyal, kind hearted souls on the planet. Anything is appreciated and every dollar will go towards building Victor and his family a home! Thank you so much.
Joey & Kelsey
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ ￼￼*I, Joey Coleman, will be in charge of withdrawing all money for the contstruction of the house, and will personally in Nicaragua be in charge of the project.
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