The Hawkesbury group is banding collectively to assist a Wisemans Ferry couple get again on their toes after a gum tree fell on their caravan and rendered it uninhabitable.
Native resident Kaylie Neave (32) mentioned her sister Brianna Henry (26) and Brianna’s fiance Danny (31) had been residing within the caravan on Kaylie and Brianna’s father’s property in an effort to lower your expenses for his or her marriage ceremony, when a tree fell on the construction throughout a storm, trapping Brianna inside for 90 minutes.
Ms Neave informed the Gazette the caravan was crushed “like a pancake” from the burden of the gum tree, and Brianna alongside together with her beloved sausage canines – who have been additionally inside on the time – have been “fortunate to be alive”.
Brianna referred to as for assistance on her cell phone from a “suitcase-sized” space within the doorway of the caravan, the one part to not have been flattened by the affect, Ms Neave mentioned.
“She despatched me a video of the storm, and I wrote again however then I did not hear again from that and I assumed she was filming extra of the storm,” mentioned Ms Neave.
“As a result of the fridge was behind her it stopped her from being caved in [with the rest of the structure].”
CareFlight and paramedics arrived, chopping Brianna free and transferring her to Westmead Hospital. Miraculously, she and her canines have been unhurt.
Brianna was in a position to salvage her engagement ring and Danny’s favorite Parramatta Eels jersey from the wreckage, however not a lot else.
Ms Neave began a Go Fund Me on-line fundraising marketing campaign for the couple on January 6, to assist them substitute among the belongings broken within the incident.
“Brianna and Danny moved again to my mother and father’ property to save cash for his or her marriage ceremony and this yr was meant to be a recent begin after final yr [with the stress of Covid-19],” Ms Neave informed the Gazette.
The marketing campaign has exceeded its $1,000 objective and Ms Neave mentioned something additional can be put to good use, serving to the couple repay the mortgage they used to assist them purchase the caravan within the first place.
“We’re so grateful to nonetheless have her right here and wholesome and alive however I do know that each one the cash they’ve labored onerous for whereas residing within the caravan on my mother and father property has simply been crushed away,” the fundraising web page acknowledged.
Ms Neave informed the Gazette that “any little bit, even $10” from donors can be appreciated.
“I do know this has been a tough yr for everyone, however something to assist them get again on their toes and get into 2021 slightly bit higher than the way it began,” she mentioned.
“Brianna is overwhelmed with the help folks have given already and he or she rang me in [happy] tears about it, she could not consider it.”