On the morning of August 30, after spending the night in their home without electricity while the water was coming in, they had to be rescued by boat by a pastor and some of his congregation members that they had never met before that day. It was three days before they could return by boat with the help of two other men they had never met because of the deep water that surrounded their home like an island.
For the following 10 days, they were "chauffeured" to and from their home (by a man that they had never met before) via a Monster Truck as they waited for the water surrounding their home to slowly recede.
Not being located inside the 100 or even the 500 year flood plains, they do not have flood insurance to cover the costs. Now they need your help to recover and rebuild after this tragedy.
The process of ripping out sheetrock, insulation, and flooring has been a daily endeavor (see photos). Most of the kitchen and master bathroom had to be gutted. Some of the furniture that could not be moved was destroyed or damaged. Their bed and the mattress on the sleeper sofa in the den is gone. The rugs in the den and dining room had to be thrown out.
The walls and floors will have to be redone, new furniture and some major appliances will have to be purchased. Hopefully some furniture and the piano can be restored, but even that will be very expensive. These are just some of the many costs involved.
Though the total costs of repair will be well over $50,000, if we can raise $20,000 through this campaign, it will give them a start in terms of paying the large upfront costs to get things going.
Prayers are greatly appreciated! Thank you immensely for all your help and support!
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