The #RebuildTheDream relief fund is a global campaign aiming to raise $1.5 million to help rebuild the dreams of communities affected by one of the most devastating tornadoes we’ve ever seen.
Meet Huda. Huda is a survivor of the destruction in Mayfield. She held her children as the tornado ravaged her home, taking the life of her 3 year old son, destroying her house & trapping her family under rubble. Thankfully, Huda & her other three children survived. But now, they are left with nothing. Huda lost her child. Her home. Her community. Huda told us that her dream is to have a home for her family to find normal again. Let’s help her find normal.
Meet Pastor Joey. A man loved by the Mayfield community & known for his inspirational sermons & big heart. He lost his church in the destruction along with his car, yet he wants only to help others. Pastor Joey is a true inspiration to the community who deserves a place of worship to continue spreading love to the world.
Meet Juggy. Juggy is a jack of all trades. An entrepreneur. A man of faith. A good friend to those who need one. An inspiration to the Mayfield community. Juggy lost his BBQ food truck in the disaster, and with it, his means of income. Juggy brings people together not only through his food, but his spirit. Despite losing his livelihood, his optimism has not faltered. Together, Juggy wants to rebuild Mayfield & bring hope to the community.
Jimmy is not a citizen of Mayfield, but a Tennessee local who has stepped up to help the folks of Mayfield. He hauled food, resources, and necessities from his home in Tennessee to Mayfield early after the destruction, and hasn’t left. From early mornings to late nights, he has spent his energy feeding the community and providing help where it is needed. Jimmy is a true Mayfield hero.
Meet Pamela. Pamela is a 73 year old grandmother who has lost everything. She has no family who lives in the state, and her low-incoming housing unit is being completely demolished. She has no where to go. Despite the circumstances, Pam has managed to keep a smile on her face. People have been supporting her and trying to help her find a place, but it’s been hard to find the funds for her. She says she is tired, but she can’t rest until she has a home and her city of Mayfield is rebuilt.
Meet Breeana. She is a young mother of two kids, ages 4 and 2 living in Dawson Springs. When the tornado hit, Bree held her children in her arms as they flew through the storm they landed hundreds of yards away, with many broken bones and injuries. She was impaled by debris. Her son fractured his femur. But thankfully, they survived. Her oldest son is autistic and blind. Bree says the stress of having a special needs child has already been so much, and now she has the stress of not even having a home… They had been living with their grandmother when the storm hit. They have no insurance. And no where to go. Their dream is to just have a place to call home Three generations, just trying to rebuild.
Meet the Bean Family. They live in the outskirts of Dawson Springs & lost everything in the tornado devastation. Their home. Their cars. But not each other. They say the hardest part is not knowing when to stop searching the debris for their belongings… they don’t have much anymore, but they have hope because they have each other. Even after losing everything, they’re still grateful.
Meet the Holbrooks. They lost part of their home in the tornado & are struggling to find a new place to call home. They had just saved up enough money to stop living paycheck to paycheck… now they are left uncertain of what the future holds. Even after losing their home, their dream is to make sure others are alright, especially those who have lost someone in the devastation this family is so selfless & so deserving of a new home.
Meet Tim. Tim is a disabled veteran who was impacted by the tornado in Mayfield. Tim says he doesn’t know how to move forward. Tim & his family lost everything. Their home. Their car. Their belongings. The building that Tim worked at was destroyed too, so now he’s even more uncertain about his future.. his dream is to just have a home for his kids to grow up in. Tim has devoted his life to serving his family & his country, and he shouldn’t have to worry about where his kids will grow up.
Meet George Edward Long, aka Uncle Eddy! he is a disabled veteran spending his Christmas Day rebuilding his house… We were driving through the destroyed neighborhood when we saw him painting a sign to tell people about his go fund me & we knew we had to help. We asked how much he had raised already & he said $20… & it was his own money that he put into the go fund me. No one deserves to spend Christmas alone rebuilding their destroyed home… especially someone who has devoted their life to serving others.
Meet April, a kind soul with the biggest passion for barbering! She believes that a haircut can change a persons life. She says her past wasn’t great, but getting her barbering license turned her life around. she lost her barbershop in the tornado and has no idea what to do now.. Being a barber is her only form of income, and with your help she can continue to support herself. She gave Charlie the best haircut & had a smile on her face the entire time!!! You can see her passion in her smile.
Meet Billy & Barbara. They dreamt of vacationing in Florida before the tornado destroyed their home. They had been living there for nearly 40 years!!! They say that their home was the gathering place where the family would come together and now it’s gone forever.. but they say they still have their memories. Army of love, let’s come together and help Barbara and Billy rebuild! We can’t let their dream die.
Joe & Judy were approaching their 60th anniversary when the tornado destroyed their farm.. It was their only means of income. Everyone in Joe’s family has always been farmers and he has no other way of supporting his wife. They just want to rebuild and enjoy their years together.
Meet Dustin: Dustin and his family lost their detailing business in the tornado.. the storm destroyed the walls where he stored the vehicles that he detailed and all his equipment.. and then everything worth salvaging was looted.. he has nowhere to go and doesn’t know how to rebuild… now he just wants to find a new place where he can start over. This is how Dustin supports his family & he deserves a place where he can continue his passion!!
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The #RebuildTheDream Relief Fund is a global campaign aiming to raise $1.5 million to help rebuild the dreams of Western Kentucky communities affected by one of the most devastating tornadoes we’ve ever seen. For the holiday season, Charlie Rocket’s Dream Machine Foundation is launching this fund with the hopes of mobilizing it’s millions of followers to truly save the families of those who were affected by the tornado devastation.
The #rebuildthedream relief fund launched Friday, December 17th at 5 PM Eastern Time with a public social media activation. Our goal is to have the funds raised by midnight December 31st!
You will also have the opportunity in 2022 to donate to future funds that Charlie Rocket’s Dream Machine Foundation created around some of the world’s biggest issues.
The money will be distributed by the Dream Machine Foundation, a certified non-profit 501c3 dedicated to making dreams come true, to the families in need. The Dream Machine Foundation is on the ground in Mayfield, Kentucky, and we will be distributing the money to as many people and families as possible until Dec 31st.
Charlie Rocket’s Dream Machine Foundation, which has made over 100 dreams come true for people in need using social media, is the creator of this fund. Charlie (@Charlie) and the Dream Team of ten other dreamers have dedicated their lives to using social media to create the biggest community of philanthropists and dream chasers that has ever existed! The movement is all about making miracles happen for people in need while bringing awareness to some of humanity’s biggest problems, and inspiring people to bring their dreams, talents, and gifts to life to help make the world a better place.
We don’t want you to just be on the sidelines watching this fund grow… We want you to be an integral part of why it succeeds! Talk to a friend about it, tell your family, film a video, tag people on social media. If you want to go bigger with it, get your organization, school, or city involved and reach out to us to create your own fundraising goal as a group!
It’s important in your communication to tell people why you care about this and explain to them the mission. Invite them to go donate to the fund at rebuildthedreamfund.com. Also, to spread the word, once you donate, post a screenshot of your donation or of the fund and use the hashtag #rebuildthedream. We want to see all of your photos, videos, and comments! Together, we can co-create one of the most meaningful social media philanthropic campaigns to ever exist. Our goal of $1.5 million dollars to save lives is extremely doable, but only if we do it together!
The #rebuildthedream relief fund official social posts will operate through our Instagram and Tik Tok pages. Both Charlie Rocket, the founder, and the Dream Machine pages will be used in this process.
Lastly, feel free to search the #rebuildthedream hashtag on Instagram to engage with other amazing members of this community who are a part of this campaign! Together, let’s keep the dream alive!.5