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Funds will be withdrawn by Susan and Dennis and split amongst the family members.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!!
- Julie Hughes
- Pat Mertz
- Amy Lawrence
- Mark Johnson
- Ann Wingert
Organizer and beneficiary
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