Goertz Family Home Lost In Flood

$13,631 of $100k goal

Raised by 129 people in 3 months
This was our dream property, and we lived here for 10 years with no issues. The property survived the Sand Fire in July of 2016, and we were very grateful. We thought the worst was behind us, until the rains came. We had some minor flooding right before Christmas, and recovered. This time, there was no recovery. At approximately 1:00 pm on Friday, January 20th, my mom told us that she heard water flowing. We went outside to see how things were holding up, and all was well for... about 10 minutes. Then, from back in the canyon, came a wall of water 30' wide, and approx. 10' tall. There was nothing we could do, but get to higher ground. When we saw the wall of water, boulders, and debris crash through the patio door, we knew there was not going to be anything we could do to save the property. We are currently looking for a place to rent in the mean time, and hope we can be reunited with our 2 dogs and 3 cats in the near future. Fortunately, no one was injured, and property can be replaced. Our family is still intact, and that is all that matters. Thank you all for your generosity. More pictures available on my Facebook page.... https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000877982935&sk=photos&collection_token=100000877982935%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.1276134579092463.1073741829.100000877982935&type=3

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Update 6
Posted by Chad Goertz
29 days ago
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We're making great progress! Clean up is going well, and repairs are on their way. Thank you all, it wouldn't have been possible without YOU!!
New patio door, and stucco, looking good!!
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Update 5
Posted by Chad Goertz
2 months ago
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Well, just when we thought we had things cleaned up and back on track, winter storm "Lucifer" decided otherwise. But...we're not giving up yet!!
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Update 4
Posted by Chad Goertz
2 months ago
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We certainly appreciate all the donations, and generosity. It appears at this point that insurance will cover some of the loss. At this time, we are going to leave the campaign open, as there are many things that insurance doesn't cover, such as site restoration, moving expenses, etc. We are eternally grateful for those who donated, and those who still do. Bless you all.
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Update 3
Posted by Chad Goertz
3 months ago
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Just wanted to say thank you all so much!! We are so grateful. We are currently still cleaning and salvaging items. It's a slow process, but it helps us recover the pieces of our lives. Thank you all!!
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Lisa Cossettini
2 months ago

who is caring for you pets?

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Lynn Rollo
2 months ago

Chad We don't live local However, have you asked for help from the local churches, Boy Scouts etc? Might be worth a try. Prayers for your family.

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Gary Stibal
3 months ago

Chad, Contact us. We almost lost our house to mud 5 years ago. We would like to discuss what we went through to repair our home. Our Homeowners Fire Policy covered our losses because the mud flow was cause by the fire. Gary

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$13,631 of $100k goal

Raised by 129 people in 3 months
Created January 23, 2017
GG
$100
Gary Glass
1 month ago
LQ
$50
Levi Quintana
2 months ago
JE
$60
Jhairo Echevarria
2 months ago
DP
$50
Dan Palmer
2 months ago
$100
Roger Dengel
2 months ago
$100
Norm Furman
2 months ago
GP
$50
george pattee
2 months ago

Brother This is what we do

JV
$100
Jesus Valdiviezo
2 months ago
SF
$100
Sean Findley
2 months ago

Very sorry to hear about your situation, Chad.

EA
$100
Erik & Stacy Adams
2 months ago
Lisa Cossettini
2 months ago

who is caring for you pets?

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Lynn Rollo
2 months ago

Chad We don't live local However, have you asked for help from the local churches, Boy Scouts etc? Might be worth a try. Prayers for your family.

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Gary Stibal
3 months ago

Chad, Contact us. We almost lost our house to mud 5 years ago. We would like to discuss what we went through to repair our home. Our Homeowners Fire Policy covered our losses because the mud flow was cause by the fire. Gary

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