This Hip2Save.com Deal was hand-posted on Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 1:10 pm.
As most of you know, we will be embarking on the Hip2Help Tour in early July and are planning to sponsor between 1-3 families in 4 different communities along the way. Thanks to the help of Hip2Save reader volunteer Sarah in Elmore County, Alabama, we are honored to introduce another one of our sponsored families in Alabama, the Meadows Family. The Meadows family consists of dad, mom, and boy (age 10). As you can see from the pictures above, the Meadows family lost virtually their entire home and are currently living on their property out of two campers (they are using what is left of their house for the bathroom and closet). Here is a little about their story:
When the tornado hit on April 27th, the family was in the bathroom in their house. The tornado picked up the house and moved it 2-4 inches…when the house hit the ground again, it broke the cinderblocks underneath! Luckily the family was on the opposite side of the house where a tree landed. The mother credits the tree for saving them, “without the tree falling on the house, we would have gotten thrown around.” The family did not have insurance and is awaiting to hear back on loans to rebuild. They have been told they cannot move another mobile home onto the property, so they will now have to build.
Their ten year old son loves to read books about WarLocks and Dragons. He also loves remote control cars. The family is not in need of clothing as they have already received plenty of clothing through donations. Instead, they are in need of living room furniture (the couch that was in the living room has shards of glass all over it). The dining room table was also destroyed in the tornado, so they are in need of a table and chairs. The linen closet that held all their bedding was damaged in the tornado so they are in need of twin and full size bedding. Bathroom towels and bathroom supplies would be great as well!
Please mail donations for the Meadows Family to the following address (if you are local to Elmore County, you can call Sarah to arrange local delivery of your donations):
Note: If your donated items are not immediately needed by the family, they will be stored in this location until we arrive in July.
Hip2Help Tour/The Meadows Family
c/o Sarah Blair
1050A Chapel Lakes Loop
Wetumpka, AL 36092
* Call Sarah at 910-658-3717 if you have any specific questions
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