As many of you may know, downtown Greenville was hit by a tornado (or non-tornado depending on who you ask) on June 19th. What most of you may not know is that Raffa Clinic also sustained damage from that storm as well and has been closed since the day of the storm.
Our clinic roof was badly damaged which caused a substantial amount of water to enter our building. Some of our offices lost everything and some of our counseling rooms had furniture items lost. There was a great deal of carpet damage and damage to some of our walls as well. BUT, the Lord is good and I am thankful to report that our sonogram machine, all medical supplies, and all patient medical records were completely spared!
We are working with our insurance company to get repairs done as quickly as possible, but since so many local businesses were also damaged, the process has moved quite slowly. At this point we still do not have a definitive answer as to what all the insurance will cover. We pray that they will cover most of the repair and replacement costs but we also know there is a portion we must pay. In the midst of all this, one of our two roof air conditioning units also quit. It was 20+ years old and well used. This was not from the storm so we were out of pocket an additional $4,800 that we weren’t planning on.
I am writing to ask you for financial support in the interim. Our insurance company has encouraged us to move forward with repairs (paint, flooring, wall repair, lighting, roof repairs, replacement of furniture damaged) and to not wait on their decision. We are just not able to do that financially. The replacement costs for the things listed are nearing $86,000!! We need your help to move forward with repairs and help cover the costs that insurance will not.
We have been blessed to have our classes continue thanks to Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Greenville. They have graciously donated their building space so that our families in need of help with material assistance or to move forward with court cases aren’t on hold because of us being closed. However, due to zoning and state requirements, all of our medical services are shut down.
You may be asking…Why not just wait on the insurance company? Because every single day we are not open is a day that we are not there for the young woman considering abortion and seeking help. Every Single Day we are closed, lives are potentially lost!!
Because of your support in the past, I am asking you directly to help us financially with the costs we are incurring now. Your gift, as always, is tax-deductible and will be used to open our doors faster. I have included an envelope for your gift or you can give online at www.friendsofraffa.org. Please feel free to reach out to me personally if you have questions or concerns. My personal cell is 903-456-4317.
Thank you for supporting Raffa and for your prayers!