CRUMPLER-Donna Mayle was devastated.
Instead of spending Mother’s Day being lavished in gifts and praises, Mayle was left to contend with the very real possibility of homelessness and utter despair.
It was all she could do Monday morning not gaze into her front yard at the heap of destruction that was left at her doorstep on Shelter Baptist Church Road.
In a matter of only a few moments, her entire world was crumpled up like a ball of tin foil and cast carelessly aside as she was left to pick up the pieces.
With a sudden gust of wind, Mother Nature had dealt Mayle and her small daughter a blow in which it will take time and several thousands of dollars to completely recover from.
Strong mountain winds Sunday had peeled back the roof of her single wide trailer – much like a sardine can – and flipped it on its top before leaving the shell on the ground, effectively rendering it and the Mayle’s homeplace in disarray.
The eaves of the residence were also shattered and laid scattered across her yard.
An estimate by a nearby homebuilder said it could cost approximately $5,000 to $7,000 to salvage the trailer.
As the family awaits help, Mayle said they will likely stay with her step-father for the foreseeable future.
“We spent all of Sunday evening trying to get the tarps up so the rain couldn’t get in,” said Maylee. “We worked all night. The rain will ruin everything we got.”
Mayle said she is now waiting further communication and advice from insurance companies and is contemplating contacting the American Red Cross.
If you would like to reach out to Mayle, give her a call at (336) 982-8328.
Reach Jesse Campbell at 336-846-7164.