Otto Family Home

On September 21, 2018, The Otto Family was stunned to learn that their home, which was built just four years ago, was suddenly being deemed uninhabitable due to toxic mold.  As a result, they were uprooted and had to move in with Cara’s parents while the devastating news of their home continued to unfold. The hardest part was facing their three children to let them know not only would they not be returning to their home but that all of their favorite toys, lovies, clothes and blankets had to be left behind.

As a result of the mold, the majority of their personal belongings are a loss. Any items they are able to keep will need extensive cleaning and the home itself will also require extensive remediation, repairs and cleaning to ensure it is safe for the family to return home. At this point, they know they will lose all beds, bedding, couches, linens, the majority of their clothing and kids toys along with all carpeting. Unfortunately, this is not covered by the Otto’s homeowners insurance.

The immediate costs are quickly adding up as they had to replace all the basics for their family of 5. The estimated costs to return their home to its original state is also adding up quickly and will continue to rise with the mold remediation estimate starting at $47,000. It will also be over $7,000 alone just to get their clothing cleaned.  These are just starting figures and as costs are incurred the specific amounts will be updated to share with our GoFundMe Supporters.

At this time financial donations would be a grateful aid to the family as they incur the expenses of repairing their home and replacing personal belongings. If you prefer not to donate through GoFund Me, gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, or Hy-Vee would also be a huge help to the family. The Otto’s want thank all their family and friends who have already helped them in this process and for all of your continued prayers.
  • Paige Harper 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 36 mos
  • Jim McKane 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Leighanne Lamb 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 36 mos
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Fundraising team (3)

Shyanne Culpepper 
Raised $1,270 from 25 donations
Columbia, MO
Cara Otto 
Kathy Farmer 
Team member
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