I'm A.J. Haefele and many of you know me from my coverage of the Colorado Avalanche for BSN Denver and I've started this GoFundMe on behalf of my mom, Patty Haefele.
As many of y'all know, I grew up in the Houston area before moving back to Denver and getting involved in Avalanche coverage. Unfortunately, my mom still lives there and her house was one of the maaaaany that took significant damage during Hurricane Harvey. The damage is pretty extensive and my mom could certainly use help financially in trying to rebuild much of her house.
Currently, my mom and her helper bees (my sister and pals) are going through and removing all of the ruined wood flooring, tearing down the ruined paneling from the walls in the living room and clearing out all of the destroyed furniture.
To fix everything, the now-concrete floors will need to be sanded down in order to install replacement flooring. The torn down paneling on the walls needs to be replaced with sheetrock. The sheetrock in the walls in the rest of the house needs to be cut out and the house will have to be dried and given mold treatment. The walls will have to be repainted at some point, though that's obviously less of an immediate need and more of a long term goal, and the doors have been badly warped and will need to be replaced as well.
ALL of the money donated here will go towards getting all of the things listed above completed and get my mom's house back to being in a livable condition for her and her three dogs. I greatly appreciate any and all assistance y'all are able to provide for my mommabear. <3 <3