Thank you to Lowe's, DPLS, and Chronic Tacos for supporting this mission!
Diane is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer and her husband, Buster, just recently had back surgery. The couple heeded warnings for Hurricane Florence and made all of the necessary arrangements they could afford. But when the water started pouring into their home late Friday night, they had no choice but to call for rescue. That’s when they first met ROWW. We picked them up via boat and transported them to safety where they could wait out the storm. When the water levels finally subsided and they could return home, what they found was their entire life’s contents destroyed.
ROWW came back a couple days later to find Diane and Buster at a complete loss of even where to begin. By now, Diane had missed two rounds of her chemo and Buster isn’t able to lift or move heavy objects because of his back surgery. Our team went straight to work clearing the home of all waterlogged furniture, soaked carpet and drywall, and moved anything that could be saved to start drying out. With each step of the process, we could see a little bit of the weight lifted from their shoulders as Diane and Buster began to gain hope that recovery here is possible.
Days after the muck and gut was completed, we got a call from Diane. They can’t begin to rebuild because of the potential for mold regrowth and they have to get the whole home sprayed. Especially with their health conditions, mold abatement is critical. They received a quote for nearly $2000 to have their home sprayed, which was totally out of question for the couple. With no insurance, failing health, and the loss of everything they’ve owned, there was no way they could afford the service. So ROWW came back. With the generous support of Lowe’s we were able to complete mold abatement and get Diane and Buster’s home to a safe rebuilding condition.
“Ya’ll didn’t have to come back here to help me, but you did... I can’t find any other words than you have been angels to us.”