My Uncle has a camper on his property and hopefully we will have the power run to the temporary service pole sometime, next week. He has taken many of the kitchen and household items donated to him and done quite a good job of making the camper homey as it can be.
The Chronicle Telegram is publishing a story in tomorrow's paper. Please spread the word because there is much information regarding the funds needed, the items to be completed, and information on an additional fund sent up at First Merit Bank.
Another BIG thank you for some private donations that have come in and to those that brought more items to my home and my mother's home where my Uncle is staying until we can get heat, water, and power to the camper.
We also want to thank everyone who has been spreading the word and offering a helping hand in any way. All efforts have been fruitful so far and so so so appreciated!!
The kitties, chickens, and goats also say thank you for the hay and food that was either donated or money given for.
The Roberts, Cucco, Chapman, and Wagner families.
I want to thank everyone who has donated money, clothing, and household items so far. I am very glad to report that my uncle now has plenty of clothing, blankets, and linens! Some have also provided hay for the goats and help with items to care for the chickens.
Of course we are still striving to raise the funds necessary to obtain permits, materials, and contractors to build a new house on the property.
Non-monetary items still needed include:
cups and glasses
pots and pans
dish towels and cloths
any or the likes of Tolkein, King, Lucy Maud Montgomery, gardening and plant books, J.K. Rowling, Anne Rice, any of the classics, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Hts, J.G. Wells, Arabian Nights you can look at his Pinterest page to get an idea of the many books he enjoys. Many if not most of these he had and were unfortunately burned in the fire. http://www.pinterest.com/chinksnicky/essential-classics/
Some of inquired about donating furniture which he will certainly need, also. However storage is an issue so please call me or Jim at 440-202-1580 so we can make arrangements to place such items in a safe spot during the rebuilding phase.
Thank you one million times to everyone. We are blessed to have such kind and caring friends and neighbors.
April L Roberts