Michelle and Vern's Hurricane Help

My sister and brother, Michelle and Vern recently got hit by Hurricane Michael and they got hit BAD. Roof gone, windows broken in, fence gone. Lots and lots of water damage. She has Homeowner's insurance, but her deductible has changed a lot since its a natural disaster. It is now a percentage of her home's value.. We DO NOT know what her deductible is going to be yet, as the adjuster hasn't been there yet but she's heard through the grapevine that other homes in her neighborhood has substantially increased into the $5000's or more. I just set this goal as something to start with, as ANY bit will help. Even if her deductible isn't too high, she is going to need this money for ANYTHING else. Clothes for the family, food, gas for the generator while they are living the "camping" lifestyle as she put it. She has had to take her children to live 4 hours away with their grandparents for the unforeseeable future until they can make their home safe again. So traveling back ans forth to see them will be another expense. **IMPORTANT** SHE AND VERN DO NOT KNOW I AM PUTTING THIS TOGETHER AND I WANT TO KEEP IT THAT WAY** Please don't tell her. I want to present this as a GIFT from the family at a later date as a surprise.  Everyone has asked what they can do to help and Michelle would NEVER ask for money, but we all know that money is a necessity in these types of emergencies.  I'm doing a GoFundMe because no one knows when mail will be available in that region again. Thank you all for your cooperation in the silence of this endeavor as well as any help you can offer for Michelle and Vern!

GoFundMe has asked that I include the following info:
-Who you are and where you’re from: My name is Megan Duhs and I live in Dunnellon, FL
-Your relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for: Michelle and Vern Barth are my sister and brother-in-law
-How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible): I am going to give this to them to assist in them paying for their insurance deductible for their house, which has raised substantially because of the natural disaster, Hurricane Michael
-Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ie: I am going to give them the money the first weekend in November while they are visiting their children at Vern's mother's house.
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Megan Mauritta Duhs 
Dunnellon, FL
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