Help Anna Unflood Her House!

For: Anna Maul (L. Ripley)
Austin, TX
Organizer: Amy Hayes
Help Anna Unflood Her House! (Anna Maul (L. Ripley))
$1,378
of $5,000 goal
27% Complete
Raised by 30 donors

The Story

Our dear human-extraordinaire, Ms. Anna Maul aka L. Ripley, suffered some surreal damage to her house last week when she woke up to her house flooded by the water heater, which sprayed water out into the hallway and upward into the attic causing damage to ceilings and the one in her beloved art & sewing room to fall in. All rooms of her house except one flooded with a couple of inches of water. The insurance on her home does not cover this type of damage and while the full extent of the damage is still unknown, most belongings are unsalvageable--items in that art room are a total loss. The estimated damage amounts to around $10,000, including sheetrock, insulation, interior doors, and baseboard replacement plus replacing the belongings and furniture that are beyond recovery. 


As most of you know, Anna is ALWAYS generous with her time. She just volunteered a substantial amount of time helping hurricane Harvey victims just last year who has lost all of their belongings to flooding. She needs her community to rally around her with the same kind of support she so generously gives to others. If you are not able to donate money at this time, there will also be a Care Calendar where you can volunteer your time to help with cleanup. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 19, 2018

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Posted on April 19, 2018

We have new sheetrock!! This is the ceiling in the Art room, which has been drywalled and is now awaiting paint. Next will be replacing doors that swelled off their hinges from the water, water-damaged baseboards and sheetrock on the walls. Everything's still quite a mess, but Anna can at least use her A/C now that there's not a giant hole in the ceiling! Your donations are making all of this possible.


Posted on April 16, 2018

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Posted on April 16, 2018

Thank you so much for you support for Anna so far! She's had help from a few friends (April, Andrea and Brianna!) who have helped clear out the rooms and fill a Bagster bag that is now on her curb. It looks like at least one more Bagster will be needed to haul off damaged items and scrap from repairs. 


Anna says "this is exhausting physically, mentally and financially. Damaged art, photos...so many replaceable and irreplaceable things are now gone.
Baseboards, a few walls and at least four interior doors need replacement. Much more cleaning and painting needs to happen too. The ceiling in what was the Art & Sewing room is to be fixed with what has been raised so far.  At this point no furnishings or items in the house are being replaced."


Fortunately, based on estimates she's now received, the amount of donations needed is actually around $5k, so we are lowering the goal amount of the fundraiser and with that, we are 1/5 of the way there! Please contribute if you are able!

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