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24 days without power; family still in the dark after Nov. 17th windstorm

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During the November 17th windstorm, an 100 foot tree fell in their front yard, narrowly missing their home. During the November 17th windstorm, an 100 foot tree fell in their front yard, narrowly missing their home.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Georgia Kappus lives with her daughter and granddaughter at their home in Spokane Valley. During the November 17th windstorm, an 100 foot tree fell in their front yard, narrowly missing their home. They say it fell within feet of the house.

Although they feel very fortunate the tree didn't do any physical damage, it ripped out wiring. They lost power, and then found out they need $5,000 in repairs before they can get electricity back. That's a price they can't pay.

After 24 days in the dark, Kappus and her daughter say they are out of resources and out of patience. Just as they were starting to give up, a glimmer of hope. The program snap approved assistance for them today, for the $5,000 they need to get power back. Electricians showed up Thursday, with the good news that they should get power back this week.

If you want to donate to the Kappus family, go to this link: www.gofundme.com/yccf22s4

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