Photo credit: Carr Military Family Emergency Fund
– As covered here last month: “Yelm military family losing their riverside home to Mother Nature”
– “Crew demolishes home threatened by Nisqually River”
“[Johnny] Carr, a supply sergeant in the Army National Guard, and his wife, Heather, were forced out of their home in December when the Nisqually River changed course during a storm and cut away about 70 feet of their property.”
“So far, Carr said they’ve been able to get only a few hundred dollars for the cost of moving and storing items. In addition, a GoFundMe page has raised about $27,500 in donations for the family.
They’re hoping their attorney can sort out financial details with their mortgage lender, Carr said,” quoting Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian.
– From the Carr Family:
“So as many may have heard via news outlets, (http://komonews.com/news/local/home-demolished-before-falling-into-nisqually-river) our home has been demolished. Thurston County Emergency Management secured a grant from the State Department of Ecology and contracted an amazing demolition crew that kept the Nisqually River free of debris. We’re happy to see any further ecological disaster mitigated, but it was pretty difficult to watch the home come down.
We’re holding fast to our faith and promises and can’t properly put into words the gratitude we have for every prayer, word of encouragement, and donation here. We look forward to having an update that makes you all feel relieved with us. Keep praying and believing and sharing our story. We hope that the more notoriety our story receives it will change how things are currently going and make dealings smoother and more expeditious with the bank and insurance.
Thank you all so much, and God bless!”