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QRP Employees Hurricane Relief Fund

$47,585 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 1 month
Created September 21, 2018
A number of our employees at the QRP manufacturing operation in Leland, NC have this past week seen their homes and neighborhoods fall victim to the devastating floods of Hurricane Florence.  Leland is about 5 miles West of Wilmington NC, the landfall of the hurricane.  We would like to provide an opportunity for all CAM employees to help, even if just a little, to ease the burden of rebuilding their homes and their lives.  Next week we will share some of their stories.  Please consider helping those in need.

This page is being developed by fellow CAM employees Gary Deinert and Emilia Ejsmont at Voss Industries, a sister CAM company in Cleveland, OH.  We will drive transparency on funds management through the use of a committee of three or four leaders at CAM, QRP, and possibly other sister companies such as Voss.  This committee will establish decision making criteria before reviewing any applications, and will maintain records that can be viewed by any donor.  Thank you for your consideration.
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The following items are shared with us directly from our friends and co-workers at QRP. Most of the photos are from homes of QRP employees.

Here's a story shared by one of our QRP friends:

This entire event is a big waiting game. You wait to see if the storm is coming your way.

Once you know it might, you wait for a more accurate prediction on where it will make landfall.

If you are in the cone of uncertainty, you start preparing and wait for it to get closer.

Once the storm is predicted to come at you, you take more precautions and try to secure your property as much as you can, then wait for the storm to hit.

Hurricanes are very loud and you hear all kinds of crazy sounds. Sounds like freight trains rolling through, winds whipping around and trees cracking.

You listen & wait.

You wait for the storm to pass.

You wait for the weather to calm down enough so you can go out and assess the damages & take measures to protect your property from further damage.

You wait for the power to come back on.

You wait in long lines for gas to keep your generator going, if you’re lucky enough to have one.

You wait in lines at home improvement stores for tarps, wood and chainsaws.

You wait in line at grocery stores for water, ice and more canned food.

You contact your insurance company, then wait more.

We wait on the adjusters.

We wait for their reports to be filed.

We wait for the insurance companies to process our claims (to date, I do not know anyone that has completed this process and received a settlement).

Once insurance has done their part, you can contact FEMA for additional help, then wait some more.

You make phone calls looking for a roofer, tree company, contractor or temporary housing, then wait again for responses.
We wait to get into our attics to see if our Christmas decorations, wedding dresses or grandma’s blankets can be salvaged.

Streets are lined with 8 foot high piles of debris. You wait for the city contractors to pick it up so you can put more out.

Kids, who had only attended 9 days of school before the storm, wait for a start date. Most schools are back in session as of 10/4, however, some will need to attend different schools because theirs were so severely damaged.

The storm has passed. The media have all moved on to the next big story. We’re still here waiting.

And so, we wait. All the while, we hope & pray that normalcy will find its way back to the Carolinas before the holiday season kicks into high gear.

We are strong and resilient. We will get through this, rebuild and be better than ever! We are Cape Fear Strong!

But in the meantime, we wait.
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The rainfall during Hurricane Florence was in excess of 24 inches in just a couple of days, which is the largest rainfall for any U.S. hurricane ever. Damage estimates, according to Moody's Analytics, will exceed $22 billion. The devastation is tremendous. Please take a look at how significant this is in Leland, the site of our sister corporation QRP:
https://abc11.com/in-leland-florence-flooding-ruins-homes-but-not-neighbors-spirits/4337862/
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Thank you for all the donations that continue to arrive! Only a few days left in the campaign. Please consider how deeply the lives of many families have been impacted by this tragedy. Here are a few photos from members of our QRP team in the areas around their homes.
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Raised by 86 people in 1 month
Created September 21, 2018
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