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Through a series of unforeseen events, Tim Leslie and his family of 4 find themselves looking for solutions to be able to thrive on the property they co-own with family friend Matt in Polk County, Georgia. Recently, the co-owners were cited by County officials in Cedartown, the county seat, for living on their property in their RV camper as they create an agricultural business to support the building of a home for themselves.
Through a citation/court hearing process, County officials recently ruled that the co-owners of a cleared lot near the intersection of N. Cedar Springs Road and Friendship Road could not live on their property in their RV campers as they create their agricultural-based business, income they were counting on to support the building of a home for themselves.
The Leslie family reached out, in a public call for help to television media, to seek any support they could in seeing their way through a nightmare situation, they claim . The co-owners sought legal/administrative review of the Polk County Code, prior to the purchasing of the level, 100 year - flood plain property to ensure they were in compliance. Directly along the historic Cherokee Trail of Tears, close to planned development of Georgia’s Silver Comet Trail, within 10 miles of the beautiful tourist attraction, Cedar Springs, the ideally situated property is set to become a micro farm if the Leslie family team is successful.
Tim, Amy, their two young children, and Matt dream of creating a sustainable ecosystem of living, with solar energy, and the selling of natural made products, produce, and offerings for the community.
Ty, as she is affectionately referred to, is a United States Army Veteran who has served since age seventeen. She is a mother of five, three daughters, seventeen, twelve and seven, two sons aged ten and eight. Tykessia suffers from lupus. Her family was placed in a hotel aided by FEMA which ended leaving her family displaced once again. Upon learning of the displacement, WE BUILD has relocated them to Tuskegee, Alabama providing a temporary rental. Ty now loves her new city and more so we are forever thankful to We Build and Mr. Bentley Evans and his family.
We are Justin and Ericka Grant, a family of (6) who was displaced by hurricane Michael. We have two boys (fifteen and four) and two girls (ten and twelve).
After literally losing everything and having to sleep outside in a tent for weeks before being housed in FEMA shelter we finally got a month to month apartment rental here in Panama City.
We are excited and humbled that We Build has granted us the opportunity to relocate into the historical City of Tuskegee Alabama.
We are the Thompson family and we have three boys and one girl. On October 10th, 2018 our lives changed forever, due to Hurricane Michael. We prepared snack lunches, three days worth of food and clothing as advised. As we hunkered down in the shelter we could never have imagined the destruction ww would witness. As soon as the storm was over we we made the long walk home. Streets were covered with trees and debris from buildings and blown away homes. We finally made it to our home where we lived and shared memories for the last 6 years, it was in utter ruin. We literally lost everything but needless to say we still had the most important thing. "Our Family!"
This experience has taught us a lot and sometimes it's really hard making the adjustments being removed from your home and having to start all over but we are grateful because we did find a place to rent and we have our family together.