I don't know if any of us realized the task we were in for when this began, though it obviously pales in comparison to the people actually trying to rebuild their lives. In the weeks after Harvey, Florida was hit, then Puerto Rico was hit and people all over the country (and world) have been left scrambling to find food, water, building supplies and the necessary money to get started on the rebuilding efforts.
WPCV has continued to push forward and do whatever we can. We have contacted numerous school districts and a few do want some help supplying kids with new shoes and backpacks, but are trying to figure out the legal aspect of how this direct contribution needs to be facilitated. Then we have identified a few families that we will directly help rebuild with quarterly draws to Home Depot for all they need.
Home Depot has been gracious enough to set up an account for us to aid these draw programs as we pay for materials, big thanks to Kevin Boyer for handling that aspect for us! And all current orders for shirts and hats have been shipped as of 10/1/17, so thank you to Torrie & Kassidy Heite for that help on the weekends!
Hopefully the donation to our first family, the Gonzalez family, will be in their hands to start using within the next week. We are doing everything as quickly as possible within the legal parameters of this non-profit and appreciate all the support, patience and encouragement from friends and family.