As many of you know, on Thursday, September 14th, Hurricane Florence ripped through Wilmington causing catastrophic damage. The storm also spawned tornados in several places along its path. Unfortunately, one of these places was Jer and Jenn’s home. Although the family had evacuated, Jeremy had driven back before the heavy rains started more flooding. Because there was a leak in the master bedroom, he slept in the kids’ room. Around 10:00 pm his phone beeped a tornado warning. He hid in the interior bathroom and lived to walk out of the house.
While he was hiding the tornado took the roof off of the dining area and kids’ room and the high tides started to bring flooding again. The roof landed on their boat and car. After surveying the damage, the family is now displaced from their home for the foreseeable future. They lost their furniture, playground, mower, boat, and house.
How You Can Help
Any financial assistance you can provide will help them rebuild a place for their family to live and to buy furniture. Currently the family is moving out any possessions they can salvage and living with a neighbor. As of now, Jer and Jenn do not know if the home will be able to be saved because of the damage. If they are able to rebuild, it would take at least one year from the start of construction. Because of this, they will need to pay for a place to live during this time.
Please share the Ogden family’s story and this campaign link with your friends and family. Jon's brother and family are such caring people that always puts others first. Any help will be appreciated by the family.
Thank you so much!
Jon and Abby Ogden
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