23 June 2008

SLOW DOWN....

SUMMER!!! Seems as if just yesterday it was May and now we are approaching the end of June already! And we have only gone camping one time...that is so sad!

In the wake of the Floods of 2008, I have seen utter devastation and destruction throughout all of Iowa....closed and broken highways, unbelievably long detours, destroyed businesses, residential areas, and sadly the loss of my brother in law's house as well. I am heading up a fundraiser on some of the scrappy sites that I am a member of and here is the info...

I am doing a little fundraiser for my brother in law who recently lost everything in the flood. Part of his house may be salvageable but he gets no FEMA assistance so it will be a very very long road with no flood insurance either.
Also if you would like to see some pictures of what is going on at his house, they are posted on my flickr acct...

RIGHT HERE

He just recently lost most of his belongings in the flood and it reaked havoc on the houe and it has to be totally redone. What really is sad is that right now he is not eligible for FEMA assistance because our county has not yet been determined a FEDERAL disaster area....just at the state level. I thought that we could really do something to help them out. They currently just got back into the house today and things are a complete disaster. I have pictures of the house under water, and going out this evening since the water has receded and taking pics of the damage and the belongings they lost.

But my point here....is I would LOVE to have you all chip in and help this family out. My questions to you are this.....
Would you be willing to donate $1, $2, or $5 or just whatever you feel comfortable with and I could get them some gift cards from places like Walmart or Lowe's so that they can get some of the essentials that they need?
Would you rather just donate something that you have or purchase something for them??
It's all up to you and what you would be willing or able to do. I have also posted this at a couple of my other fave sites and have been getting a tremendous response! I told him of what my out of state scrappy friends said and that you all wanted to help and he was in shock.......now that he has been to the house after the water is gone, he really got to see the extent of the damage. The floors are all warped and waved, the drywall is rotten and ALL of their beds are destroyed. He says the smell there has permeated everything that they own so they are not even sure if they will be able to keep the couch and a couple other things that were put up out of the water.
Just let me know if you are interested and how you would like to help and I can pm you my paypal addy or my snail mail right away!!


So if you are interested in helping out, just leave a comment stating so and I will get back to ya!! Make sure you leave me some sort of way to contact you as well.

5 comments:

Blueyecicle said...

I reaLLY HOPE he odes qualify when they get it all straightened out. And Ih ope you find many donations!

Michelle Lanning said...

what a great thing for you to do!

Kelly said...

I get paid Friday girl, hit me up so I don't forget!

Lisa J. said...

I would love to lend a helping hand. Give me some info Michelle! It will be about 3 weeks before I can help but I will!

Marfa said...

I'm sorry to hear about all the flooding & devastation...we're not too far in Ohio, but I guess the Mississippi River is higher or the land level is lower. We have had more than the usual amounts of rain. It's officially summer but it's more like spring!

Oooh, what a great new photo of you for your profile!!!