My Uncle, Nick Cucco is one of my best friends and one of the most interesting people you could meet. He labored hard all of his life especially after taking over my Grandfather's Junk Yard, Chink's Autowrecking in Columbia Station in 1988. An amazing gardner and farmer my uncle is gentle and wise. Unfortunately a few years ago he suffered from high blood pressure that resulted in end stage kidney disease that requires him to receive dialysis 3 days a week. He recieves a small disability income and has done his best to survive on it. Hardly covering his cost of living, he was unable to keep insurance on the house. The destruction of the home took all his belongings that he cannot afford to replace. His little dogs and one kitty perished in the fire, also, much to the heartbreak of my uncle. The firefighters unfortunately had to buldoze the house because of the persistant flames and covered over my uncle's beautiful gardens where he grew his own vegetables and the most lovely flowers you have ever seen. His farming at home helped to supplement his food and selling chicken eggs helped to supplement his income.
Our goal as a family would be to raise enough funds to clean up the devastation and establish new housing for him on the property as soon as possible so that he can be near his chickens and goats that still live on the property. We also need assistance in helping him replace his chicken and goat feed which he stored in a room inside the house. 100% of the funds raised will go to this endeavor for my uncle and we thank everyone who has already come forward to help.