A life-long citizen of the Houma-diocese, Murke Trahan and his family including their two dogs, Lil Bit and Senna, lost everything during Hurricane Ida. Their home was decimated and they lost all of their possessions. Murke and his wife Claudia are members of St. Vincent de Paul and serve communion to the homebound among their various community service.
Despite their great need and status of homelessness, FEMA has denied their request for assistance. Their claim is currently being appealed, and they did have flood insurance. However, the insurance coverage is not enough for a rebuild.
We have created this Go Fund Me in the hopes to raise funds to purchase temporary housing for Murke and Claudia, such as a trailer or an apartment. Please, please help
Thank you for your assistance in helping this much deserving family.
Pictures of the damages
Unfortunately, GoFund Me zoom out feature isn't user friendly regarding vertical pictures of the damages. I will replace pictures once they become available.
Picture of Murke & Claudie
Pictures of Lil Bit & Senna
GoFund Me Hurricane Ida Vetting
We noticed you're trying to raise money in connection to Hurricane Ida.
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1. Who you are
Jeff Pellegrin - Nephew of Murke Trahan
2. Where you're from
I currently live in New Orleans, but was born and raised in Houma, Louisiana
3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for
Murke Trahan is my Uncle on my mother side
4. How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible), and who is responsible for withdrawing and using the funds.
I am setting the account to direct deposit to Murke's checking account. This will not have a 3rd party or mid-person handling funds. Funds directly be used to help Murke and Claudia to find proper short term housing for them and their dogs.
5. Keep in mind, it's always best for a beneficiary (whether it's an individual or an organization) to withdraw their funds directly. You have the ability to send a beneficiary invitation through your account.
Correct, we are setting up the account so Murke can have direct access.