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Organized by: Russell Rawls

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THE STORY:

My name is Russell Rawls. I have a military family that are really close friends of mine that are in need of the communities help. The Husbands name is Michael Smith and his wife is Mia Smith. They have 3 sons one of which is only a few months old. Recently they purchased a home. They had the home renovated to bring it up to date and moved into the house a few months back. Recently they discovered that the plumbing pipes in the shower wall were not correctly clamped and that the pipe had been spraying water inside the wall for a few months now. Of course this caused mold and quite a few other issues. They arranged to stay at his parents house while the issues were being corrected. Tuesday , September 21st 2016; their home was broken in to and emptied of a lot their personal belongings. These people stole jewelry, clothes, electronics and everything else they could get. The devestation of the situation they have been placed in is easy to understand. This is a family who goes out of their way to help anyone they can and now they are the one's who need help from the community. They are not asking for help, I am! Michael served in the Navy. He is a self sufficient man who makes his own way and doesn't ask for charity. However, they really need the help on this. They have a new addition to the family and he is only a few months old. They have everything they owned in that house and even though the importance of their belongings is not as high as the feeling that someone was in their home, I would like to try and help them recover as much as possible. Bad things happen to everyone. This is a given. But when it comes to people who sacrificed their time and personal lives to serve our country, I believe we should give back. This is that opportunity. Please support this cause and show appreciation for a family who gave their time and effort to fight for everything this country has. It's a small favor to ask. But it can be the kindest gesture you make this year.

$180

 

1% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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  • Bryan Powers

    $50

  • Amanda Bryant

    $10

  • Erica Vandegrift

    $100

  • Lauri Barnes

    $20

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Russell Rawls

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Donor Comments

Lauri Barnes

Lauri Barnes

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Erica Vandegrift

Erica Vandegrift

DONATION: $100

Not much but I hope it helps. 2 years ago

Amanda Bryant

Amanda Bryant

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Bryan Powers

Bryan Powers

DONATION: $50

Mike Smith is one of our best students at ECPI University, North Charleston. To have this happen to one of our own is unacceptable and I support this worthy cause! Mike, hang tuff buddy, this is only a small contribution and can not replace the heirlooms but may bring back some peace of mind... 2 years ago

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