Hurricane Help for Heidi

Over the past several years, my sister, Heidi Ashcroft Barnes has worked very hard at building a life and a business in Tavernier/Islamorada, FL.   Unfortunately, she and my niece Bay were in the direct impact of Hurricane Irma. 

Luckily, with all your prayers they both, along with dogs Rocky and Lexi, made it through the storm and are safe.  Unfortunately they have pretty much lost everything.  Heidi's boat BAYCATION was her livelihood and much of their belongings will have to be scrapped due to the flooding of their house.  

Heidi invested most of her money to refurbish BAYCATION and was on her way to creating a guestbook full of happy vacationers.  As you can see from the picture, BAYCATION did not survive Irma's wrath.

Many of you have already expressed interest in doing something to help Heidi and Bay rebuild .  The best thing we can do for them right now is to help raise the funds they need to get back onto the path they were once headed.

We are reaching out to our friends and family in an attempt to help Heidi and Bay with the replacing of basic household furnishings and personal items as well as with the extensive repairs and  refurbishing BAYCATION will once again need.  

Heidi has built so much on her own that reaching out for help is not her style.  However, in order to rebuild there is no doubt that help even in the smallest amount will go a long way and is greatly appreciated.
  • Manuel DeCarvalho 
    • 500 $ 
    • 49 mos
  • Sandra Whalen 
    • 50 $ 
    • 49 mos
  • Martha Lenoir-Beachem 
    • 100 $ 
    • 49 mos
  • Manuel DeCarvalho 
    • 50 $ 
    • 49 mos
  • Linda Walker 
    • 100 $ 
    • 49 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Terry Hegburg 
Organizer
Pasadena, MD
Heidi Barnes 
Beneficiary
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