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MamaHaefele Hurricane Harvey Relief

$4,088 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 74 people in 21 months
Created September 4, 2017
I'm A.J. Haefele and many of you know me from my coverage of the Colorado Avalanche for BSN Denver and I've started this GoFundMe on behalf of my mom, Patty Haefele.

As many of y'all know, I grew up in the Houston area before moving back to Denver and getting involved in Avalanche coverage. Unfortunately, my mom still lives there and her house was one of the maaaaany that took significant damage during Hurricane Harvey. The damage is pretty extensive and my mom could certainly use help financially in trying to rebuild much of her house.

Currently, my mom and her helper bees (my sister and pals) are going through and removing all of the ruined wood flooring, tearing down the ruined paneling from the walls in the living room and clearing out all of the destroyed furniture.

To fix everything, the now-concrete floors will need to be sanded down in order to install replacement flooring. The torn down paneling on the walls needs to be replaced with sheetrock. The sheetrock in the walls in the rest of the house needs to be cut out and the house will have to be dried and given mold treatment. The walls will have to be repainted at some point, though that's obviously less of an immediate need and more of a long term goal, and the doors have been badly warped and will need to be replaced as well.

ALL of the money donated here will go towards getting all of the things listed above completed and get my mom's house back to being in a livable condition for her and her three dogs. I greatly appreciate any and all assistance y'all are able to provide for my mommabear. <3 <3
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Thank you everyone for your kindness and generosity. Most of you don't know me so you are either friends or acquaintances of A.J. And, of course, the awesome group of BSN followers. It has meant so much to me to realize how great this country is. So many of us are displaced and lost so much. I love my home and as I watched the water come in, I was heart broken. Then I started thinking about how I was going to save my dogs if it continued to rise. I was fortunate in that it stopped before we were in serious jeopardy. But they stayed on the sofa for over 12 hours until it receded. When the cleanup began, there were so many people coming by to help out the neighborhood. They brought food, supplies, muscle, moral support and more. The generosity of the American people is a sight to behold. It's going to be a long difficult road to get back into my home but all of you have made it a bit eadier. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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Additional pictures of the damage here
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$4,088 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 74 people in 21 months
Created September 4, 2017
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