A Call to Arms for a Family in Need

We remember all too clearly the hardships our community recently experienced with the February deep freeze.  Thankfully, most of us were fortunate to come out relatively unscathed.  However, the Georgetown Beard Club recently learned of a family right in our backyard who was not so lucky.

There is a local couple who have spent their lives helping others in need.  Over the years the couple, who are in their late 70s and early 80s and have health issues of their own, have adopted eight children with disabilities.  Three of their adopted sons who are now in their 30s still live with them and one is wheelchair-bound.   The February winter storm froze and busted the pipes in their home.  Though they have a well that provides them access to clean water, they have been without running water in their home since the storm.

To make things worse, a large tree has blocked their chimney, leaving them in the cold when the power went out.  They have also been living with a hole in their roof which has meant that one of their sons could no longer sleep in his room.

This is a family that has spent their lives helping others and is not the kind to ask for help themselves.  Rather than wait for them to ask, we will seek help on their behalf because Georgetown takes care of its own.  Initially, our goal was simply to repair the busted pipes, fix the roof, and trim the trees so that they could have indoor plumbing and use their fireplace once again.

However, upon closer inspection, project is continually expanding as the family will need much more help and support from the community. Our new goal is to refurbish their home to make it livable again.

If you would like to donate funds to help this family out, you can do so via Venmo by sending donations to @Georgetown-Beard-Club.  You can also donate directly through our website by clicking on the “Lend a Hand” button below. We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your donation may be tax-deductible.

If you would like to donate time or materials, please contact one of the following people:

Michael Price: michael@georgetownbeardclub.com

Rob Kiddie at rob@georgetownbeardclub.com

Chris or Emily Hamilton: valorandlace@gmail.com

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