In the early morning hours of October 7, 2018, Cody Briegel's house was struck by lightning. The lightning caused a fire, and the house quickly burned, resulting in a total loss. Thankfully, Cody and his dogs safely escaped the house. His vehicle was also saved. Everything else was lost.
The house is covered by insurance, but that will take a long time to process. Cody needs to purchase clothing, shoes, groceries, pet supplies, personal care items, medications, and other daily necessities now, not months from now when the claim is settled. This money will be given to him to enable these purchases. Cody does have a safe place to live in the immediate future.
We see Cody daily. All funds received will be dispersed to Cody as soon as they are received from gogetfunding.
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