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Raising The Refuge

Organized by: Anne Marie Lauharn

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THE STORY:

IN 2002 WE BOUGHT OUR 3 FLR. 20 ROOM VICTORIAN & MOVED THERE WITH A 77 YR OLD WIDOWED AUNT,(WHO PASSED AWAY BEFORE THE FIRE), W/ A VISION TO HAVE A PLACE WHERE ANYONE WHO NEEDED TO, COULD COME HAVE A REST/MINI VACATION FOR FREE. WE ESPECIALLY FOUND MINISTERS, PASTORS, MISSIONARIES ETC, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY. THE HOME WAS ALSO THE SITE OF CHRISTMAS, EASTER & THANKSGVING DINNERS,(AND EVEN SUNDAY DINNERS), FOR 20+ PEOPLE WHO WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN ALONE.

WITHIN MONTHS WE HAD BEGUN TO HOUSE SINGLE MOMS WE MET, COUPLES IN CRISIS & A FEW INFANTS WHO NEEDED THE STABILITY WHILE PARENTS “GOT THEMSELVES TOGETHER”.

WE HOSTED COUPLE’S FELLOWSHIP DINNERS, A FEW PLAY REHEARSALS, & 2 WEDDINGS! WE BECAME FOSTER PARENTS AS WELL.

ON ANY GIVEN FRIDAY NIGHT THE YOUTH IN THE AREA COULD BE FOUND IN OUR PARLOR PLAYING CARDS OR CHESS WITH US AND ENJOYING HOMEMADE BROWNIES OR COOKIES OR EVEN SUNDAES. IT WAS A WONDERFUL TIME.

THERE IS A HOLE IN THE COMMUNITY AS WE CANNOT SERVE THEM AS WE USED TO. OUR HEARTS ARE HEAVY AS WE WAIT TO GET BACK HOME. FRED GROWS WEARY AS HE HAS HAD TO WORK A REGULAR 40 HOUR WEEK SINCE 6 MONTHS AFTER FIRE,(RIGHT AFTER HE COMPLETED THE TAKE-DOWN OF THE OLD 20 ROOM VICTORIAN WHICH WAS 5 SHADES OF MOLD WHEN THE INSURANCE FINALLY GAVE US FUNDS, 7 MONTHS AFTER FIRE), HAVING INTENDED TO BE THE ONLY CONTRACTOR, WHICH HIS ORIGINAL PROFESSION WOULD HAVE ALLOWED.

WE WERE SHORTED 90,000 + BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY (SO MUCH FOR THE "GUARANTEED REPLACEMENT POLICY", AND HAVE BEEN VERY CAREFUL WITH ALL MONIES SPENT ON THE REPLACEMENT.

ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE US WOULD BE PAID FORWARD, AND PERHAPS YOU MIGHT COME VISIT AND STAY SOMEDAY. I LOVE TO FEED PEOPLE!!!

$290

 

1% Raised of $30,000 Goal

  • Sebastian

    $40

  • Angela

    $50

  • Melissa (Missy to Anne Marie)

    $200

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Organized by

Anne Marie Lauharn

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Melissa (Missy to Anne Marie)

Melissa (Missy to Anne Marie)

DONATION: $200

Love you guys! The end is in sight! 3 years ago

Angela

Angela

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Sebastian

Sebastian

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

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