Mold Recovery/Rebuild for Sylvester Family

Imagine living in your dream home, down the street from both your children and your grandchildren, you're retired, and in good health. Then in the blink of an eye you have to leave your house, your health deteriorates quickly, you don't get to see your family much, and all your belongings have to be thrown away.  This is what happened to Kaye and Earnie Sylvester in January 2019 when their world was turned upside down. 

WMAR 2 Baltimore did a wonderful segment on them, please take a look. 

Kaye and Earnie bought their property and had their dream house built in 1996.  Both were still working at the time and have since retired.  The entire Sylvester family is extremely close with both their kids and four grand kids living within a mile of them.   Late in 2018 Kaye started to become sick and with pain all throughout her body.  They saw numerous doctors ruling out things such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lyme Disease. Finally in January 2019 they saw a new doctor who did genetics testing and found her to have a gene which makes her extremely susceptible to mold.  While they thought they had one small leak in their living room they never imagined what they found next.  A mold inspection company found an astonishing amount of mold under the house in the crawl space as well as in other places throughout their home. 

Current Situation
Kaye and Earnie have been living with different family members since February 2019 while remediation in their home is completed.   During this time Kaye has seen multiple doctors and has done everything in her power to heal herself.  Unfortunately everything in their home was exposed to the mold and due to Kaye's health it all had to go.  While they lost most of what they owned all they want is to get healthy and be close to family again.  The remediation bills, medical bills, and lawyer bills are piling up and their main goal is to move back into their home while being safe.

Please help us repay them for all the kindness and love and support they’ve shown all of us over the years.  Any help you are able to provide is appreciated more than you will ever know. This will go towards getting them back into their home and paying the bills for the remediation work, lawyer, and medical expenses.


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Fundraising team: Fundraiser Team (3)

Steve Sylvester 
Edgewater, MD
Earnie Sylvester 
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
Katie Wroblewski 
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