Disaster Relief Effort for Local Korean War Veteran
Organized by: The Red Bear Restoration Company
You can see and hear their story on our Facebook Page.
Tommy and Marylin Pritchett have lived happily together in their West Nashville home for over 43 years. On February 2nd, 2014 their home was flooded by raw sewage due to a blockage in the sewage line outside their home. It has been 2 months since the incident and the couple have not been able to move back into their home, forcing them to seek shelter with caring neighbors.
My name is Tre' Myers and I am a local insurance restoration contractor. I learned of Mr. & Mrs. Pritchett's story on the WZTV Fox17 9 o'clock news. Local news reporter Eric Alvarez did a report on the couple's unfortunate circumstance. The moment I saw the emotion in the eyes of Mr. Pritchett, when asked to describe their situation my heart broke into pieces. For the first time in my life I felt a calling to use the tools and resources that I have been blessed with to help this beautiful and deserving couple.
Tommy Pritchett is an 83 year old Korean War Veteran. He and his wife are now retired and living on a fixed income. To make matters worse, both their insurance provider and the Metro Nashville Government have denied legal and financial responsibility. Even though the accident is not the fault of the Pritchett's either, they are the one's that bear the financial burden. They've been told that the damages are estimated close to $50,000. Their family and church have volunteered their efforts and support, however the expense of this accident exceeds their combined means.
My business partner Keith Carey and I are going to assess the damage and reach out to our suppliers and tradesmen to determine an accurate estimate of damages and ask for as many discounts and contributions as we can, however we do not have the capital to handle all of the expenses on our own either.
I am calling on all of our good neighbors, families, friends, local businesses and organizations make a contribution to this cause by donating whatever you can to help this lovely and deserving couple return to their home and live out their years in the house that they've raised a family and created so many memories in. I ask to please give what you can. If you cannot make a monetary contribution, but can volunteer your heart, hands, and backs we would be very appreciative of that too.
Thank you for any help you can provide and taking the time to read this. God Bless.
Please contact feel free to contact me with any questions or volunteer efforts.
The Red Bear Restoration Company, LLC.