Help Jeremy & Joy Go Back Home

9/20/17: I have changed the fundraiser amount to 50k. Given that repairs on the home just to make it safe from mold and legally habitable are now topping $100,000...I am hoping when it's all said and done, this fundraiser can cover half of that. Go big or go home, right? In this case...go big so they can GO HOME!


UPDATE 2:
I humbly and gratefully thank everyone who has supported this campaign. Please continue to share this link on any and all social media profiles- I will be adding more photos and videos tonight so people who don't know Jeremy and Joy personally can learn more about them.
If you have any unused gift cards, especially to places where J&J could replace their clothing/shoes (Target, etc) or any of the million things their home needs (Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Home Depot, HomeGoods) that you are willing to donate, please message me!

Thank you. All of you. From the bottom of my heart- thank you.
-Ellie





UPDATE:
Preliminary estimates place repairs to the home at almost $47,000- and that's without considering the cost for replacement appliances, beds, etc. Please share this campaign on all your social media platforms!




Original message:

Hi, and thanks for stopping by this fundraising page. I am trying to help my friends, Jeremy & Joy Rohrs (who I claim as family, not just friends) because their new home that they just bought three months ago...is underwater due to Hurricane Harvey.
If you know them at all, you know that these people regularly put it all on the line to help the most in need among us, abandoned and abused animals. Even as they tried in vain to save their first home purchase from going underwater, they saw two different neighbors had left (3) dogs to drown in the flood- and they took them in. When the water was rising to life threatening levels, where were Jeremy and Joy? Saving the chickens so they wouldn't drown.

There are unfortunately countless people who will need help after this storm and I'm sure many of you will be asked to dig deep in response to the loss of property and resources. But I'm asking you to help these people. I have never known anyone who deserves a break more than these two. Jeremy's business flooded less than 18 months ago and he completely rebuilt it from the ground up. To now lose the home they've worked their whole lives to buy, and only lived in 13 weeks? It's devastating.

As with so many issues related to natural disasters, money is needed to rebuild. In this case, lots of money. Everything from electrical wiring to flooring to mold cleanup- we are looking at a HUGE need here.

They would never ask for help. But wouldn't it be so great if the help was there waiting, anyway?

No amount is too small and everything helps! If you are interested in being a super rad person and want to match donations or have another idea to help, send me a message via GoFundMe and I'll get back to you ASAP!

It's my sincere hope that between the animal rescue community, the slime community, and the dipping community...we can all come together for these amazing people and say...don't worry. We got this.

All funds will be released directly to Jeremy & Joy and a list of exactly what the money will be spent on (in the name of transparency) will be posted here as soon as the storm passes and estimates are given by contractors, etc.


Added note:
GoFundMe has requested that the following information be placed here on the front page for everyone-

Who am I and what is my relationship to the beneficiaries?
I'm Ellie, and Jeremy and Joy are my dear friends. I met them when I was a customer at Pearls and Pigments, and was immediately taken with their kindness, loyalty, and generosity. They are my friends, but I claim them as family.

How will these funds be spent?
The disbursement of funds to the contractors/other needs will be at the sole discretion of Jeremy and Joy. You can only designate one person to make withdrawals from this fundraiser, and Jeremy is the designee. This money is meant to have no strings attached in terms of exactly how they use it to recover. Whether they use it to pay current mortgage payments or other expenses so their income can be used to pay for the home repairs, or whether this money itself is used for the repairs...I trust they'll make the most fiscally sound decision regarding how to handle it.

How do I plan to get the funds to the beneficiaries?
As explained above, I have made Jeremy the designated contact for withdrawals from this campaign. Therefore, withdrawals will go directly into their bank account.







Donations

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    • $20 
    • 37 mos
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    • $25 
    • 38 mos
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    • $25 
    • 39 mos
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    • $50 
    • 40 mos
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    • $79 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Elisabeth Mohrs 
Organizer
Magnolia, TX
Jeremy Rohrs 
Beneficiary
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