Those who know me know that my niece is my absolute WORLD!
In the early hours of 10/10/21, my niece and her family (mom, mom’s boyfriend, his son, their daughter) experienced a rapid influx of water that flowed through their garage and into their basement, inundating their bottom level with 3-4 feet of water. This inundation also caused their oil tank to overturn, rendering EVERYTHING in their basement a loss. They purchased this home within the last month, and the boxes, toys, clothes, furniture, and appliances that had yet to be unpacked are ruined. On top of all of this, insurance is attempting NOT to cover the damage as they do not have flood insurance.
Thankfully, they are able to borrow their family’s 5th wheel camper trailer to use as temporary housing, however the repairs are expected to take a significant amount of time, and require a significant amount of money to repair the damage and reimburse losses.
I created this page in an attempt to get these guys the things that they need, which I’ve included in a list below. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Additionally, if anyone has recommendations or referrals to a lawyer in West Virginia who deals with these sorts of cases, that information would be greatly appreciated.
AS OF 10/11/21:
Appraiser estimates damage minimum $30k, up to $80k depending on extent of intrusion.
AS OF 10/15/21:
Nothing new from the insurance company. Thankfully, plenty of toys & clothes for the family have been donated. We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of love & support.
WHAT THEY LOST:
– Children’s clothes: 9m to 12m girl; size 7 girl
– Women’s clothes: size 8
– Christmas decorations
– Children’s toys – boys & girls ages 0 through 6 yrs
– Furnace & diesel fuel
– Air conditioner
– Water tank
– Oil tank
– Washer & dryer
WHAT THEY NEED:
– Working, usable appliances (mentioned above)
– Cleanup service recommendations
– Lawyer referrals
– Monetary donations
– Thoughts, prayers, & good vibes