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Help for a good guy who lost everything in a fire, no insurance

Closed Cause page created in the Disaster category by Misty Reid for Steve Reid

$14,060 donated
Given by 148 generous donors in 4 weeks

We are raising funds for a very kind lovely man who lost his whole house in a fire after lovingly restoring it, who has no insurance.

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We are raising funds for Steve Reid, a hard working kiwi who lost his entire house and contents to a fire on Tuesday 11th August and sadly did not have his insurance up to date.

Steve had been lovely restoring the house he and his 4 siblings were raised in, his father Robert Reid had built it himself in the 50's. Steve and his partner had only just moved in two weeks ago, after 2 years of renovating it himself.

Steve has been a hard working Panel Beater in Waikino his whole adult life until the last few years when he became too sick to continue, he has ongoing heath issues, and now, sadly no where to live and no money to re-build.

He's not the kind of guy to ask for help so the page has been set up by his son Bob and neice Misty, he's not on social media so we are hoping to surprize him and show him lots of love and support from this page and give him some hope to rebuild something.

Any amount is so appricated and also any messages will be passed onto him, we expect the kindless to blow him away, we know he'll cry!

Misty Reid's involvement (page creator)

Steve is my uncle (my mum's brother).

Use of funds

The funds will help Steve get back on his feet, depending on the amount raised, we hope to at least get him a camper or caravan to stay in on the section, or if we raise alot it will be used as a deposit to start all over again.

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Latest update

Update on Steve Reid, and his house fire  8 September 2020

Posted by: Misty Reid

First of all, thank you so very much for your kindness, every single donation has meant so much to Steve, he is so humbled, surprised and simply blown away by everyone's compassion, even strangers! He hasn't yet seen the list of donations, but I will share all donations and comments with him when this closes off.

A little update: Steve and Shelly are doing okay, they are staying just 10 minutes away from the home in a friends small sleep out/studio. The house is beyond repair sadly so has to be bull dozed down. Steve has a small building on the back of the section that he is planning on putting a new roof on, and doing some renovations to. It won't replace his home obviously, but he feels it's too late in life to get a mortgage so is just going to make the best out of this building. So as you can imagine every single dollar that we've raised here is going to go a long way to help rebuild something for them to live in.

Thank you again, if you still wish to help, we only have a few days left, sharing this link to your social media or with anyone else who may know Steve is such a big help! I'd love to get this page up to $15k

Thanks again, your all amazing humans!!

Misty xx

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Steve and Jackie
Steve and Jackie on 13 Sep 2020
Iris on 12 Sep 2020
One day to go.. Thanks so much to everyone for the such amazing support!!! Iris
Steve on 12 Sep 2020
Barrie on 12 Sep 2020
Sorry to here about your house steve. I think all us lads did a stint living there
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Guest Donor on 12 Sep 2020

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