Storm Damage on the Johnson Home

As most know,
my family hasnt had it very easy this year , and too be honest.. the last 5 years or so.
Both mentally and financially.
Almost exactly a week after my father was in a terrible car accident, in the only running vehicle my parents had, THIS happened to their house.

No house insurance due to the condition of the house and it being renovated. 

The damage has caused alot of stress on my parents yet again.  I've been praying for them to have one holiday season, where they werent struggling, and that MAYBE they could have one christmas spent, not apologizing about how "little" they could do for us three kids.  
After my sister battled through chemotherapy, they made sure to keep a roof over her head, as well as maintaining their own. They helped myself through many difficult times, as well as my brother.  However, somehow my parents always found a way to make it work. 

When I talked to my parents about the damage, their response was the same as it always is 
" It could always be worse. We have three healthy kids and that means more to us than anything else." 

My mom has been the only one working for quite sometime now as a lead pharmacy technician for over 22 years. My dad has been battling with Menieres disease, which caused him to no longer be able to work. After being a paramedic for many years, as well as a firefighter, followed by many years in construction, on top of working for an oil rig ( and to recent discovery, a scuba diver.. I never knew that) he hasnt been able to work due to the ongoing struggles of the disease progressing. 

My parents have spent so many years taking care of not only just myself, but as well as my brother and my sister, while still always having an "open door policy".  Year after year,  my parents have opened their doors to all sorts of people. Friends, distant friends, other relatives and so on. 
They have even homed multiple friends of ours, even strangers that became friends.. 

During the holidays, my parents always share our traditions with others, that havent been as blessed as mine, to have a home to go to, forget about hardships and just be present in the moment. 
As my mom and dad have always said it - " No one should ever be alone for the holidays. "  Even if we could barely afford it, they always made it so everyone had food on their plate, and a present to open. No matter what.  

So I'm asking, anyway you can help.  Even if it's just a hand in helping the repairs get done. We will take whatever we can get.. I just want them to not struggle for once, and unfortunately myself, my sister and my brother arent in a place where we can do it alone. 

There is damage within the foundation, so the side of the house will have to be torn into, to find out how severe, then repaired. 

Theres a large hole in the roof above their living room, that needs to be repaired before the snow gets too heavy, as well as alot of damage to the siding and the edge of the roof. 

The fenced in area that their doggies play in, is destroyed, and needs to be replaced. 

The remainder of the tree plus a few others need to be removed ASAP. 

The wall on the inside of their living room is cracked from the impact as well, meaning there is probably extreme internal damage. 

Even if it's as simple as sharing this post. 

Anything will help my family at this time.  

Thank you 

B Johnson
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Brittany Johnson
Berwick, ME
Diana Johnson

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