Hurricane Florence Relief

Hi everybody. The fundraiser to save our home is going pretty well for still being so young! We’ve raised $3,390, or the equivalent of 678 donations of $5 each. That leaves 42,322 left to go! This fundraiser will rely on growing as it spreads, if it’s going to succeed. I’ve had a lot of help in the past week spreading it on social media from a lot of extremely generous people, so I’m optimistic that it will. If you can, please keep sharing!

In my last update to the blog I mentioned that we’d been getting heavy rain and humidity that I thought might be coming up the coast from hurricane Florence. I’ve only seen a bit of the coverage, but it seems that the damage is quite severe.

GoFundMe has set up a fund for victims here as well as collected information about the impacts of the storm. This is the most comprehensive and centralized site I’ve found in response to the storm so far. For whatever it’s worth, email me at if you know of another or have a fundraiser yourself and I’ll add it to this page.

No one should lose their home, but it looks as though quite a few people have lost theirs rather suddenly to this storm. If you can help, please do.

I’ll have a new update on our situation in a few days. I spoke with a reporter today and our fundraiser may be included in a story about foreclosure and crowd funding soon! This could be a shot in the arm for our effort to reach our goal!

I’ll keep everybody in the loop.

As ever, thank you all so much for your support.

– Mark, Chris, Sarah, Izzy, and all of the rescues

A reading lesson this week with Starlight Glimmer supervising.

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