Hi friends! A lot of you may know, but in case you don’t.. I’ll share the details about why we created a GoFundMe.
Long story short.. Our living space completely flooded about a month ago.
We are a 6 person, blended family (+ I’m 34 weeks pregnant), living in the mother-in-law suite of my mom’s house and we did not have renters insurance, nor was there homeowner’s insurance at the time.. I know, I know.. for shame. My fiancé works full time with a local bank & I work from home while homeschooling 2 of our kids.
We were able to salvage our couch, a couple of end tables, our kids’ beds and our bed. Other than that, our other furniture will need to be replaced eventually.
We are currently in the early stages of repairing the damage left by the flood. & So far we have torn out all flooring, cut 2 feet up the walls, replaced the insulation and fixed the walls, removed all kitchen cabinets (and tossed them due to water damage) and countertops.. all labor has been done by my fiancé, myself, my mom, and one of my mom’s employees (and the kids ask to help, so we let them when they’re able to lol).
The total estimate to repair everything on our own is around $6,000 total, for supplies alone.
I’ve sat on the idea of creating a GoFundMe for weeks now because of the holidays being so close, but I figured with the cost of everything coming straight out of pocket, we might as well just put this out there & let it be known that help would be appreciated if possible. We are willing and planning to do all labor on our own to try to get it completed before our new addition arrives in early January and if anyone is able to give a little to help us along the way then we would be more than grateful. If not, we appreciate you taking the time to read this & hope youhave an amazing holiday season!
- Kristin Bryant
- Jenna Kent
- Dara Distel
- Emilie Wilson
- Katie Robinson
Organizer and beneficiary
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