Rebuild The Sizemore Home
In Feb. 2017 Bill and Christina Sizemore and their daughter lost their home, all their belongings and loved dog Sam in a house fire. Many people rallied around them to get them through that difficult spot. They began writing their experience and emotions at www.strongerthanfire.com .
While they were receiving bids to rebuild, Hurricane Harvey hit their area. They helped in relief efforts and shortly after signed a contractor and demoed the house and started the rebuilding process and were scheduled to move into their new home in April 2018.
In June of 2018 the contractor they hired to rebuild their house, walked off the job and took materials with him. They are left with a house that is not livable and no funds to complete it.
Christina has decided to act as General Contractor from here out and they have already begun working on the house themselves and hiring crews with the generous donations of family and friends. They have some of the materials needed but are still in need of a lot of labor and materials in order to complete the house.
They are currently in need of funds to complete the following items:
✓ Brick - $10,000 - Donated
✓ Drywall - $4,000 - Donated
✓ Exterior Doors - $2,000 - Donated
HVAC Completion - $3,000
Electrical Completion - $1,976.40
Insulation in Attic - $3,000
Hang Interior Doors - $1200 Estimate
Paint Interior and Exterior - Cost Unknown
Cabinetry (was left half complete)- Cost Unknown
Finish Plumbing - Cost Unknown
Flooring - Cost Unknown
Tile - Cost Unknown
Counter Tops - Cost Unknown
Final Trim Out - Cost Unknown
Garage Door - $2500
Fence Repairs - Cost Unknown
Purchase assorted materials (toilets, door knobs, kitchen sink, hardi backer, tile & materials, flooring & materials, etc) - Total Cost Unknown
If you or someone you know would be willing to donate their time to complete any of these items, please let them know.
They are also trying to do as much of the work themselves to save money, including painting, digging trenches for electrical lines, pouring the slab for the AC unit, etc. They are open to learning how to do things like tile and basic plumbing in order to get the job done themselves.
Truthfully anything helps. If you can't help with money, materials or labor they ask that you keep them and their situation in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you all for your kindness, love and support!
Bridgette- Mom of Chris.
Christina's mom, Bill's mother in law, and Issas gamma.
After our Philadelphia contractors left things lost a little momentum during the week, but on weekends it has been amazing to see how many friends and family have come and helped. Some people put floors down, others washed or vacuumed to prep for floors. Meanwhile, some prepped and painted, while others like myself babysat and made food. It has been a labor of love and a reflection of what the human spirit can do. Thank you all for your gifts and donations. Chris and bill have kept going from a major donation that came from a friend, but it is amazing how much all of this costs, even with free labor.
We had a terrible scare during a rainstorm as we watched the water quickly creep up to the back door. You see the yard is not graded yet after construction and they do not have gutters on the house. My hope is that this go fund me at least gets to the point of being able to afford gutters, which I think will probably cost a couple thousand dollars. We are getting estimates now. We are in hurricane season. In fact just a few days from the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey. We need to get the water away from the house. I would hate to see this work be hurt by water. Praying.