Roofing Project

$2,565 of $7,600 goal

Raised by 24 people in 56 months
Abbie Claycomb  BOLINGBROOK, IL

Within the span of one year, our family has undergone several tragedies.

My dad, a wonderful husband and father, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on April 9, 2012. The emotional and physical toll taken on Ernie's family is bad enough, aside from an ever-growing pile of bills.  Trying to care for a family of four on the wife's income"”as Ernie was laid-off in the autumn of last year"”is, in itself, a serious challenge.

Within one year:

1.    Ernie was laid-off.

2.    We lost our health insurance, as my mother is self-employed.

3.    Ernie was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

4.    Our water heater needed to be replaced.

5.    Our eight year-old car died and replacing the engine cost more than the car was worth. We are now leasing a car.  

Without any savings, we are barely getting out the bills.

Now there's the roof. It's falling apart, shingle by shingle. It hasn't been repaired in some time and the tiles are curling. Soon our roof will begin to leak beyond control. With my dad's susceptibility to any minute illness, leaks are not something to tolerate. This roof desperately needs to be recovered and we need your help.

We're not asking for much, whatever you can afford. If you can help us raise $7,600.00, there is one less tragedy that needs to unfold.

Thank you for your time and support.


Sincerely yours,

Abbie Claycomb, daughter of Ernie

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$2,565 of $7,600 goal

Raised by 24 people in 56 months
Created July 30, 2012
Abbie Claycomb  
Dan D.
55 months ago
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Kelly Klier-Dobbins
55 months ago

My pockets aren't deep but my heart goes out to your struggle. My sister Kari is where I found out about your story.

Joe & Mari Hannah
55 months ago
Andy Carroll
55 months ago
Nick L.
55 months ago

Abbie- My deepest condolences. I am at a loss of words and all I can say is I'm very sorry for your loss. Please stay strong, all of your friends love you! I will continue to donate as often as possible.

John Halford
55 months ago

Wow! Just heard about Ernie yesterday. Time and distance make us all lose touch, but today is filled with memories of you two.

Karen & Brian Browning
55 months ago

I will always remember Ernie's enormous talent, intellect, and wit. I am praying God will comfort you all.

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