What is most amazing to me is after all of this, after losing almost everything, Jason and Kristen immediately joined forces with several different rescue organizations using their boat to help rescue people, and they have been doing so since Monday morning. They have been working on minimal sleep, saving people, pets, horses, livestock, you name it. Kristen has also been helping doing what she can on the sidelines trying to make sure rescuers have the supplies they need along with coffee and food.
The kids were staying at a good friends house nearby, not really knowing the extent of what was going on until a client of theirs generously offered them their home in Wilmington until they can find a new place to live. I have been online looking for rentals for them and it has been a nightmare because a lot of what was available to rent before the storm is now temporarily unlisted because, they too, have damage to repair and the fact that hundreds of locals also lost their homes makes searching for housing very difficult. They do have insurance and hopefully FEMA will help them too, but I know that takes a long time, so I am reaching out to see if I can raise any help for them in this extreme time of need.
Any amount no matter how small would help them get back on their feet and keep their business running. Like I said they are a very small business and usually Jason works 12 hour days 6 days a week and as of now they have not been able to work for over a week and that is still climbing, leaving them with no money coming in, no work van or tools, and with long time loyal clients in need of service for their own storm damage.
One of the things required of a campaign like this is listing specifics on what the money would be used for, so here is what I know of so far that they will need: A uhaul to remove all ruined items from their home to take to the dump, a storage unit for all of the possessions that did survive the flood, help towards a security deposit and possibly a couple months rent at a new place to live until their business is back up and running 100%, all of their family room furniture, living room furniture, all of their bedroom furniture, kitchen supplies that were stored in the lower cabinets, kitchen table and chairs, help towards replacing Jason's work tools and a new work vehicle. As far as toys and regular clothes they did empty all of their dressers and move that along with the kids toys to the attic so those things are expected to make it however they did not get everything out of their closets so they do need shoes for all of them. The water has not yet receded from their home so this is all I really know about right now but I am sure I could list many other things. If you want to know more or see pictures of just how bad things are you can always look at the pubic posts on Kristen's Facebook page it is absolutely heartbreaking.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story and if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me or my parents. If donating to a gofundme page is not something you feel comfortable with and want to help in other ways that is completely understandable. Just let us know and we would be extremely grateful. Thank you again it really means a lot for your support of my sister and her family.
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