Rebuilding Our Home

Hello and thank you for  your time to understand our story and situation. My name is Mandy,  I live in a 26' RV along side with a 4-legger named Spike, and a 2-legger named Kevin, at my family's old farm place outside of Tulsa. 

When the little 26' trailer was first purchased, I had only intended it to be for a few years.  At the time I was recovering from a narcissistic abusive relationship, a traumatic home invasion, addictions, and sense of being lost.  That little trailer became my refuge, my castle, and the security I needed to grow strong - and I did. Throughout the years, my "26 -foot Taj Mahal" kept me safe, warm, and dry during Oklahoma's tornado's and icy winters, miserable August summer days, and all the other amazing days in between. 

Over the years I've done my best to keep my home maintained very well and everything properly working  as it should.  That said, over the course of 14, almost 15 years of living in a 20 year old trailer, things have started to deteriorate, both with the trailer and myself (lol, we all get older!) I've done my best on a bartender's budget. However, sometimes things get worn and fail no matter what, which brings me to my next point and the purpose of this fundraising request.

The roof began leaking during a torrential downpour last Sunday. And wow did it ever leak! I think there was more water INSIDE than out. The water seeped into a couple of fixtures, (1) 110v plug, (1) 12v light fixture, and (1) coax recept. The water evidently caused a short in one of those fixtures, and that's when sparks started to fly!

Immediately, I went for the breaker box in the trailer and when I opened the door to get to the access door.... Ka-Pow!!! Flames began shooting out from the service line (power) that goes into the breaker box but not yet tripping any breakers which is why all the electrical wiring proceeded to burn up, taking some appliances down with it.

There isn't any insurance coverage because first of all, insurance for RVs is a class-A joke that costs entirely too much and covers literally nothing, and secondly, I couldn't have paid the premium anyway since I've been out of work since the Covid-19 pandemic.

We've been BARELY surviving on the meager $79/week I get from unemployment, and the occasional help from a few friends, leading up to this disaster. Thank God for my aunt who has graciously given us a place to stay for a few days. But we all know that staying with folks can only last so long and we are ready to be back home.

Home. Never thought of that word being so hard to say. Now we kind of say "homeless." Our home is in pretty bad shape. With the electrical system being fried, a roof that is trashed, and, after further examination, all 4 walls that all show extensive water damage....that's where we are: homeless and broke.

We are coming to you today to ask,if it at all possible, to help us replace what's been destroyed. The funds will go toward either (a) a new(er) RV, or (b) materials to rebuild and items to be replaced because of this damage.

Please know that every penny is so appreciated and all funds will go towards our new "home." I'm happy to update any and all who have asked, donated, etc.

Thank you again for your valuable time and consideration. It means the world to us!

Mandy, Kevin, and Spike

PS
Spike is 14 years old and has a heart murmur and suffers fainting and mini strokes. Our trailer is the only home he knows. If he could be "home" when the time comes for him to cross the rainbow bridge, (which won't be long now) I will be forever indebted.

Thank you!
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