Help needed for Talor and Aidee after flood

$64,185 donated
Given by 646 generous donors in 17 days

Aidee and Talor want everyone who has donated to know that they are overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you so much for your support!

Talor and Aidee and their family have been greatly affected by the storm in Auckland on 31st August.

Here is Talor's account of what happened:

"I was awake upstairs renovating our kitchen at the time and my little girl and mother were asleep in our whare (sleepout) outside. I happened to stop and look outside and noticed the water flowing over the lawn where the sleepout was. We ran downstairs to wake up my mother and child to get them out. By that point the water had risen to knee height, flowing pretty fast. We got them upstairs where me and Aidee continued to try and save some of our gear in the ground level of the house. Within 10 minutes of this we were blown out the front door, where fully grown trees and raging waters had taken out the side of the house and the sleepout with it. 10 minutes later we would have lost my mother and little one with it. I managed to pull Aidee through to a small corner of the house which was somewhat protected. We saw all our vehicles being washed down with the waters. We had no idea if our house was going to get swept away and couldn't escape because we were trapped on both sides of the house with raging waters. We have no cellphone reception down at our property and our internet had been taken out. We managed to send an SOS text to Aidee's mum. She managed to call the fire department to assist but after an hour or so got a message saying they were struggling to get to us at that time. Our point of exit downstairs was blocked. I just happened to have a ladder upstairs that I rigged to get us all out (once the waters had subsided enough to get across safely). Pretty gutted and traumatic experience and losing all our things in the process.

Main thing is we are all safe. Fire department never made it in the end but we are safe and sound. Thankful for all the help and offerings"

Being in level 4 lockdown also means getting help from people for the clean up and replacing lost possessions etc is even more difficult than normal.

Luckily everyone is safe but they need help getting back on their feet as they had no contents insurance.

We know it's a hard time financially for everyone but if you can spare anything it would be so appreciated.

Aidee and Talor want everyone who has donated to know that they are overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you so much for your support!

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Talor and his wife are part of our film family

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The money will be spent on immediate relief including temporary accommodation and items like clothes, bedding etc

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Latest update

Message from Aidee and Talor  13 September 2021

Posted by: Raluca Cozariuc

Kia ora!

We are absolutely astonished at the wonderful support we have received and wanted to thank you sincerely for your donation.

We have managed to retrieve all the written off cars off the property and found some temporary accommodation which we will move into soon.

Level 4 has been challenging and although it would be wonderful to see our friends and family at this time, we have still felt all the support and love nonetheless. Thank you so very much from all of us,

Talor, Aidee, Awa and Nana Sue xx

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Wendy &
Wendy & 16 hours ago
$400
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Guest Donor 1 day ago
Wishing you all the best from a westie xzx
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Hweiling
Hweiling 1 day ago
Thinking of you guys
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Dave
Dave 1 day ago
Hang in there Adiee and Taylor. We love you guys!!!!!! DC, Nicky and Alfie xxxxx
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Brenda
Brenda 3 days ago
$200

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This page was created on 31 Aug 2021 and closed on 17 Sep 2021.