Hurricane Irma Rebuild for Meredith

On September 6, 2017 at 5:28 am, I received a brief text from my mother stating that “the house was gone, everything,” my heart sank as I quickly realized the home that I grew up in was no longer in existence, that all of her earthly possessions were gone but more importantly my mother was now homeless. Hurricane Irma slammed directly into the tiny island of Saint Maarten as a category 5 with 185 mph winds and is now categorized as the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history. My name is Staff Sergeant David Clarke, United States Air Force retired, native of the beautiful island of Saint Maarten and a citizen of the United States.  My mother’s name is Meredith Clarke she is in her late 60’s and receiving a modest pension, which could not possibly cover the cost for her to rebuild. We are in NEED of Your SUPPORT!!!

 Our Plan:
Rebuild a complete concrete home (including the roof).

Pick the Site (She still has the lot)
Have the Lot Surveyed
Start Digging.
Install the Footing.
Cure the Concrete
Treat the Foundation
Build the Concrete House

It will be months until order is restored on the island as chaos and looting is running rampant. Presently, all channels of communication are scarce. We anticipate that it will be months before she can rebuild.

Contractor: Caribbean Welding and Construction
Joseph Williams: Contractor
David Clarke, POA: Project Manager

David Clarke will be responsible for withdrawing funds from this campaign to cover the individual costs associated with the build.

If you could support our fundraising efforts by making a donation and then sharing the link through your social media outlets, we would greatly appreciate it. We understand that you too may have a loved one affected by the most recent series of natural disasters but anything that you can provide will help us get closer to our goal of a providing the most basic necessity of life, shelter. 

Thanks & Appreciation:
Our family appreciates all those responsible for locating Meredith Clarke after the storm and for all of your prayers and support.

We are waiting on actual pictures from my mother's house but with communication being limited we are not able to at this time. Below, you will find photos of the total destruction that Irma has caused and we will update you with photos of her house as communication capabilities are restored.

  • Anonymous 
    • $12 
    • 48 mos
  • kervin clarke 
    • $250 
    • 48 mos
  • Clare Farrell 
    • $10 
    • 48 mos
  • Glenn & Bernadette Carrasca 
    • $50 
    • 48 mos
  • Treslin Clarke 
    • $80 
    • 48 mos
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Elk Grove, CA
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