Walker family disaster fund
Organized by: Candace Booth
EVENT DATE May 05, 2014
The recent floods left a lasting effect on so many families in Escambia County.
Almost all EC Residents were left shocked, confused & at a total loss for words; as they viewed the damages caused by this unnamed storm . Those who lost their homes could only stare blankly as they began to shuffled through the mud and water; trying to salvage what little they could find. Due to the "non flood zone” labeled on many areas of Escambia County, many residents are left cleaning up with no help or insurances.
My brothers family are among the worst hit and without insurance coverage. During times of natural disaster the community is left to rely on businesses like Red Cross, Water Front Mission, FEMA; but what do families do when the
" Helping Hands" fail to help with necessities (i.e. food, clothing, shelter) or in some cases charge for clothing and other needs? They are left to reach out to the community hoping those needs can be met.
Our family understands things can be replaced, rooms can be rebuilt, toys can be replaced, new clothes will come; however for my brother, his wife and their 5 small children their home has receded right along with that waterline.
Even after this horrible event my brother and his wife still managed to reach for a silver lining in all this disaster "They may have nothing, but at least they have each other”, that still amazes me. They are dwelling on the bad they are reaching for the good. So without the money to fix their home, they have decided to help others, donating time helping many rebuild, asked others for clothing / toy donations for their friends/children, donated what little money they could to help. Not one time during ths tragedy have i seen them feeling sorry for themselves. They still have the glimmer of hope in their eyes. They are truly amazing!
Since they won't ask friends, family and other locals for a helping hand... I WiLL.
I understand times are hard for everyone and $5000 may seem like a lot; but really anything will help. They lost EVERYTHING (beds, crib, dining room table, appliances, towels, furniture, clothes, toys, everything) If you can't donate money thats fine anything is appreciated toys, food, clothes, appliances or time helping rip up floors.
Their kids are BOYS ages 9,8,7, 2 & 15 mths
ANYTHING WILL HELP!!