Lee Family Hurricane Matthew Relief

$3,145 of $10k goal

Raised by 36 people in 5 months
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Thomas Lee  NICHOLS, SC
As you know, South Carolina was devastated by flood waters from Hurricane Matthew. Specifically, my home town is completely underwater and people are in dire need of help. My grandmother, mother, father, sister, and uncle each lost their homes, cars, and all of their worldly possessions in this flood. They were awakened on the morning of October 10th, by the pounding of the national guard on the front door telling them they had to leave immediately. The water was so high they were airlifted out of the flood waters by helicopter. They are in a complete state of shock, confusion and devastation by all they have experienced. My dad is a retired Vietnam veteran. My paternal grandmother works as a registered nurse and was looking forward to retirement in their family home. Unfortunately, my family does not have flood insurance to cover their homes and all they have lost.

My heart breaks for them. At times like these, we all need to pick each other up when we can. They are at the beginning of a very difficult and LONG journey as we begin the steps to recovery. Please consider giving anything you can to help us.

All proceeds will be used to defray the costs associated with our storm recovery efforts.

Humbly yours,
Bro. Thomas E. Lee, Jr.
7-Spr10-AY



1. Who you are
Thomas E Lee Jr.

2. Where you're from
Nichols, SC

3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for
Parents, Grandmother, Uncle, Sister, Cousin 

4. How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible)
The funds will help purchase clothes,  food,  appliances, furniture, first aid supplies, flood insurance
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Update 4
Posted by Thomas Lee
5 months ago
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Some residents have “...no idea where they’re going to go, what they’re going to do, or when they’re going to get to do it...”. Worse yet, “not knowing how we’re going to fix this small town...".

Just a few of the obstacles Nichols' residents have yet to overcome according to the article: power restoration, mold remediation, and the condemnation of property.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article110449992.html
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Update 3
Posted by Thomas Lee
5 months ago
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Here's another video from inside a military truck passing through my town. Again, thank you to all those who have contributed. My family and I sincerely appreciate the relief that it has brought.
Surveying the damage caused by Matthew
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Update 2
Posted by Thomas Lee
5 months ago
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"Many lost everything. The only way to reach any home in Nichols is by boat."

“It’s going to be a long, long road to recovery...we need prayer. We just need all of the help we can get down here.”
Surveying the damage caused by Matthew
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Update 1
Posted by Thomas Lee
5 months ago
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Here's some media coverage of the havoc that the storm has wreaked on my small hometown.

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article107371342.html
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$3,145 of $10k goal

Raised by 36 people in 5 months
Created October 11, 2016
AS
$100
Alfred Sloan
1 month ago
RF
$25
Rick Flanagan
4 months ago

Blessings to you and your family. RQQ

VA
$10
Vincent Arrington
5 months ago

Be Blessed Brother.

JW
$100
James Whitehead
5 months ago
$10
Anonymous
5 months ago
HS
$100
Harold Shambley
5 months ago

May God provide comfort and peace as the family rebuild their lives and we will keep you in prayer. Harold Shambley & Family

SC
$100
Sherman Charles
5 months ago

May God Bless Your Family!

WS
$100
Wade Isreal, Sr.
5 months ago

My prayers go out to you and your family in SC.

$50
Ed Murray
5 months ago

in my prayers Ed Murray Roo

LD
$20
Lawrence Dukes
5 months ago

Good luck with the recovery effort my brother.

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