My name is Danny Bernardy of NY, NY and I am trying to help my 90 year old grandfather whose house was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. He and my grandma find themselves homeless as a result.
The roof of his house was peeled off like the lid off a can of tuna and the entire home is water logged. It's a total loss.
My grandpa, JR, has lived with my grandma in that home for nearly 40 years.
To complicate matters, he is turning 91 and has very limited mobility (but can do mental acrobatics!!). To make matters worse, they have NEITHER flood nor homeowners insurance.
He is a hero to me and my whole family: A solid work ethic, a WWII vet, a father, brother, grand and great-grandfather with incredible wisdom.
And he's become homeless at nearly 91 years old. Who could have imagined ?
With gramps' permission my siblings and I have decided to take on the ambitious task of raising 1,000$ for each year of his life thus far-- I'm setting the goal at 91,000$ -- all funds raised will go directly into my grandparents checking account, following GoFundMe's beneficiary protocols in order to give my grandparents direct access to the funds. The funds will be used for the demolition and rebuild of the house that has created priceless memories for generations of the Bernardy family. If rebuilding on site is an impossibility, the funds will be used towards moving into an assisted living facility or the purchase of a new home at a different location.
Please Help me get my grandparents under a roof again. Thank you,thank you,thank you
Recently we received a grant of 18,000.00$ from The Direct Impact Fund, a 501c3 (non-profit) that partners with Go Fund Me in order to provide a platform in which donors can see exactly the effect of their money. We are so so grateful for them for bringing us to over 1/3rd of our goal. What a generous gift and beautiful affirmation to all of our wonderful friends, family and strangers that have given to my grandparents
learn more about the Direct Impact Fund they are ANGELS.
see their thank you video to Direct Impact and Go Fund Me.
- Carol and Roger Olson
- barbara deutsch
- Bruce Jordan
- Susan Mannarino
- Robert Bedner
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