Cerkiewicz Family Hurricane Relief

My name is Carrie Myers, and my family in SoutheastTexas have been devastated by the rains associated with Hurrican Harvey.  My Aunt Sue and Uncle Dennis and cousin Steven, along with my cousins Mike and Nick and their respective families all had to be rescued from their homes by boat after 24 inches of rain fell in just 24 hours. They all have lost nearly everything. 

My Aunt and Uncle have lived in Orange Texas since the mid 90's when my Uncle's job was transferred there.  They've experienced minor hurricane damage in the poast, but never anything to this extent. 

Nick and his wife Shawna purchased a home down the street from my Aunt and Uncle just a couple months ago. Nick worked so very hard to fix up the home for him and Shawna and their 3 children. All is now lost. 

Mike and April and their children live in Vidor, about 20 minutes away from my aunt and uncle. They flooded several years ago during a previous Hurricane and have once again lost everything. 

My Grandfather (Papa) is in a nursing home in Port Arthur, one of the hardest hit areas. His nursing home took on water overnight. 

Thankfully,  my Aunt, Uncle and cousins are all rescued by boat today and are safe in a shelter. My Grandfather was being evacuated from his nursing home this afternoon and will hopefully be to safety soon, if not already.  

I live in Buffalo, New York and feel helpless not being able to do anything for them. I'm raising money in order to help support whatever their most immediate needs will be which are likely food, clothing, medications, potentially shelter, cleaning supplies and any othe necessary supplies to make repairs to their homes once they are able to re-enter them. 

All money raised will be split between the following families:

My Aunt and Uncle Susan and Dennis Cerkiewicz, son Steven in Orange, Tx

My cousins - Mike and April Cerkiewicz, children Emily and Lilly in Vidor, Tx

My cousins - Nick and Shawna Cerkiewica, children, Tyler, Christa and Lea in Orange, Tx

My grandfather - John Schultz in Port Arthur, Tx

Funds will be withdrawn by Susan and Dennis and split amongst the family members.

Please help in any way you can. As little as $5 will go a long way. 

Our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts!!


 See top
  • Julie Hughes 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Pat Mertz 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Amy Lawrence 
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
  • Mark Johnson 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Ann Wingert 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Carrie Robinson Myers 
East Amherst, NY
Susan Cerkiewicz 
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more