Help These Children Get Their Home Back
Organized by: Bradley Morrow
Eternal thanks to those who have donated so far! You will notice that the goal for this fundraiser has been substantially reduced, and this is indicative of some very good news. A man with some excellent skills and his wife (and their children) have agreed to clean the home, move in, and, over the course of a three year lease, perform most of the work (drywall, sheetrock, flooring, painting, plumbing, etc.) in exchange for a reduced rental rate. The quality of their work has been verified and all they ask is a partial cost-share arrangement for the supplies involved in some of the larger projects (the flooring, specifically). Their kindness is a true blessing and hopefully they will be moving in around 1 September! The fundraiser has been reduced to only the amount required to cover some of the supplies they will need to perform the rehab over the next several months.
Expenditures thus far include:
$1000 - Fine from the county for overgrown vegetation
$435 - Mowing
$350 - Dumpster Rental
$92 - U-Haul Rental
$150 - Cleaning supplies (gloves, trash bags, face masks, etc.)
$250 - Attorney Fees for Lease Agreement
As you can see...your donations have become an invaluable lifeline helping this project along. Thank you all so much!!! And God bless you!
Hello, and thank you for reading this. This fundraiser is intended to assist the family of Sergeant Bradley Morrow. SGT Morrow serves in the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and lives in Woodlawn, Tennessee. He recently returned from a 12 month deployment to Afghanistan. During this deployment SGT Morrow's (now ex) wife lost custody of their three wonderful daughters, Lorena (10), Elleanor (8), and Valerie (6) to the state of Tennessee due to abuse/neglect. After the children were removed from the home the mother proceeded to take a boyfriend (another soldier from Fort Campbell), allowed him to move into the family home (along with several dogs and cats) and proceeded to cause so much damage to the home that it is no longer fit to live in. SGT Morrow has gained full custody of his children and complete ownership of the home, but his children are staying three hours away with his mother and father because there is no fit family home for them to come back to. SGT Morrow has had multiple contractors provide estimates for repairing the damage to the home and the most generous estimate came in at just under $22,000 (including the $1,000 fine from the local county government for the overgrown vegetation that the ex failed to attend to during SGT Morrow's deployment). Work needing to be done to the house before it is habitable again includes: complete carpet replacement, subfloor work (total replacement or sand/seal to remove strong odor of animal feces), complete bathroom restoral, dry wall repair, ceiling repair (due to water damage), replacement of the box springs and mattresses for all three children (beds somehow became varmint nests!), complete interior paint job, replacement of two doors & doorframes, dishwasher replacement, cabinet work, baseboard replacement, and several other smaller items of concern throughout the house. SGT Morrow has done as much of the work as he could by himself but has reached the limit of his expertise in the field of home restoration and desperately needs to hire professionals to complete the work. SGT Morrow currently travels three hours every weekend to spend time with his children and this situation will continue until they have a fit home in which they can be reunited. Your assistance is appreciated more than you will ever know, no matter how small. Thank you for taking the time to read this and even if you don't donate, please pray for the Morrow Family. Thank you.