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Flood Relief for Mema

Organized by: Matthew Sweeney

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Flood Relief Update
November 06, 2016

Thanks again to everyone who donated. What a great demonstration of community and humanity. Although crowdsourcing still makes no sense to her, See More

THE STORY:

On August 13, our grandmother, Connie Mae Riddle, was forced to evacuate her Baton Rouge home of 25 years due to rising flood waters. In less than 24 hours, over 2 ft of rain fell outside her door while the Amite River crested at a record breaking 14.9 ft. By 9:15 am, the flood waters were in the house. The water rose so quickly that all she managed to escape with was a suitcase and her dog. Her house took on 6 ft of water, destroying everything and rendering it uninhabitable.

Losing her home has been beyond devastating. Like over 80% of her neighbors, she had no flood insurance and will have to start from scratch. Even more daunting is the long road of rebuilding; she is starting over at 82 years old. She is now faced with what's next.

Over the years, Mema - as she's fondly known to her family - has been a rock for her family, friends and community and is quick to unselfishly support others, even before herself. Mema is known for her unconditional love, candor, generosity and humor.

She has lived alone since the passing of her late husband, Houston Riddle, in 2003. Her family has put this page together to show her that she doesn't have to rebuild alone. We ask for your help to support Mema during this time of need and thank you so much for anything you are able to give.

$1,820

 

18% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Lorri

     

  • Love from the Steiner family

    $50

  • Lindsay Finlayson

    $50

  • Lucy Rosenbloom

     

  • Kevin Stevenson

    $100

  • Rhonda

    $50

  • Jessie Weintz

    $100

  • Amy Sweeney

    $100

  • Jori Marcus

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lindsey K.

    $50

  • Yana

    $100

  • Jen Dhir

     

  • weems

    $10

  • Colleen Templeton

    $25

  • Jason Andrews

    $50

  • Kerwin

    $50

  • Storck

    $100

  • Lucien

    $50

  • Dan Pierson

    $10

  • June

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Autumn Shores

    $100

  • Laura

    $50

  • Sam Benediktson

    $25

  • Michelle Merker

     

  • Lauren Goode

    $50

  • Erinn and John

    $50

  • Ashley J.

    $50

  • Pasquale Gianni

     

  • Brianna Schmall

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Emily Gibson

     

  • Kesley Zahn

    $25

  • doug and erin

    $25

  • Kelly and Curtis

    $50

  • Ed Sweeney

    $100

  • Gwyn Garrison

    $50

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Organized by

Matthew Sweeney

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Donor Comments

Gwyn Garrison

Gwyn Garrison

DONATION: $50

Lots of love! 2 years ago

Ed Sweeney

Ed Sweeney

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kelly and Curtis

Kelly and Curtis

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

doug and erin

doug and erin

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kesley Zahn

Kesley Zahn

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Emily Gibson

Emily Gibson

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Brianna Schmall

Brianna Schmall

DONATION: $25

Amy- praying for your grandmother during this difficult time. 2 years ago

Pasquale Gianni

Pasquale Gianni

2 years ago

Ashley J.

Ashley J.

DONATION: $50

Long live the Sweens 2 years ago

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