Thursday, June 9, 2011

That Sucks




We had some rough storms here last night and though none of my friends were hurt, my friend Stephanie's car was flattened by a tree. Her car insurance won't cover it and neither will her homeowners, since it was an act of God. This might not seem like a tragedy, but it is to her since she has no car and no money to buy a new one. If anyone would like to help her, you can donate at the link below.





5 comments:

Brigid Kemmerer said...

Wait a minute. Her car insurance won't cover it? Seriously? Why not?

Milkycookies said...

Thanks again Rachel! I can't explain how much I appreciate even the thought of this. Brigid, I recently paid off my car and dropped down to just liability coverage to save a little dough. I had just spent 3200 in getting the car repaired and safe. Also, landlord's homeowner's insurance won't cover because it's an "act of god". In honesty. I feel uncomfortable because I'm not usually in the market for sympathy... but. In this kind of time, the help would truly be appreciated from the bottom of my toes up to my heart! Sorry for the long-winded explanation. Just rough times... rough times.

Thank you!

Brigid Kemmerer said...

That's terrible! I hope I didn't sound insensitive -- it's more about insurance companies. Within a six month period, our entire basement flooded, our roof leaked, and our bay window just about fell off the house because of rotted wood. The insurance company wouldn't cover ANYTHING until we fought them tooth and nail. I was ready to rage at your insurance company on your behalf. :-) I've had a lot of practice.

Rachel Menard said...

Insurance companies are always happy to take your money, but when something goes wrong and they have to pay out, they're stubborn as hell about giving it back.

Stephanie, I'm trying to think about something to offer in return for donations. I actually have a huge collection of YA fiction I can post up here that I've been meaning to clean out, and everyone loves free books. I'll go through them this weekend. Then it's not exactly charity.

Brigid Kemmerer said...

I have a signed copy of David Levithan's "Love is the Higher Law" that you can auction / giveaway if you want.