Hurricane Matthew became un-predicted in final hours and hit the Outer Banks hard flooding Booty Treats in addition to multiple buisnesses and homes on gallery row in in Nags Head . Their own home, attached to their business, also suffered devastating and complete losses in the flooding.
The owners Megan and Jason , are my daughter and son in law and own Booty Treats which they opened 7 years ago. Many may not realize that Megan and Jason and their 4 old Son, Kai, not only own and run Booty Treats but they also live in the home attached to Booty Treats . In this horrible situation it means that in addition to dealing with their flooded buisness they also have a flooded home. This leaves their family in an extremely displaced spot with immeasurable amounts of damage to both their home and their buisness . Not only did they lose most of their equipment, product, income in final season months, and general shop supplies.... They have also lost most of their belongings as well. It includes losses ranging from wedding/ family pictures, to their family room furniture, as they have had to throw most of their belongings away because the waters destroyed most of what water touched .
At this point Booty Treats is in recovery mode . Their family is no longer able to stay in their home, there is no working plumbing and the repairs necessary are extensive . Their hope right now is to be home by Christmas - Fingers Crossed we will be able to see that happen for them!
With reality just starting to sink in I have watched Megan and Jason wake up and spend nothing short of 12 hour days at their shop and their home working tirelessly on rebuilding. They have kept an incredible resilient positive attitude and maintained all along that they are "fine". But, I know they are hurting and could use some help . Being that the building was built in 1942 and has NEVER seen a flood, Megan and Jason did not have flood insurance for their business or home/belongings. All of the expenses in addition to loss of income is coming out of pocket . Megan and Jason do NOT want to ask for help but I know that their business and HOME need it desperately .
They have agreed to let me start this page on their behalf with one request , Megan and Jason know that their situation is just one of many. They are well aware that Hurricane Matthews devastation and impact goes much further than their home. They would like to donate 10 percent of all funds raised to local flood victim relief for their community. They both have never seen or experienced a flood of a home first hand and for them it has been an eye opener ( my eyes were so opened also seeing the devastation) to the level of displacement. The heartache it can cause to its victims is unreal to see, and they would like to do everything they can to contribute to flood victims possible. They also wanted to make it clear that while any donations will be so very much appreciated a quick hug or note of encouragement will do just fine as well!