Hurricane Harvey: Mom, 6 Kids, 2Dogs

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I'm Tiquella, a mom of (8),6 children & 2 dogs, I'm also a RN who cares for people for a living. Now my family is in need of care!

Due to hurricane Harvey: our house is flooded and we were forced to flee at 1:00 a.m. on 8/27/17, as we watched the water enclose our back and front porch. We have no family here and know few people in Texas personally as we moved here from IL just a few years ago.

We loaded or truck with essentials and were able to leave the area heading north. Not knowing where we would go... just that we needed to get as far North from the flooding ad possible! We have never experienced anything like this in our life!

As i look back i am soo grateful I loaded my family up when I did or i don't know how we would have made it. Now we are in a hotel and need help. I don't know how we will rebuild from this. I've worked soo hard since i was a teenager, and to see it all float by in an instant is heart wrenching.

Firstly we need a home. For a family our size to rent that's a minimum $5,000 moving expenses. All their just purchased school clothes and shoes are gone... Musical instruments... Everything that holds a family of our size in a stable state are gone.
We thank you in advance for your kindness, show of love, and concern.
We are all safe at this time.

The pictures below show the flooded porch 2 hrs After we evacuated, the cover photo shows the flooded home about 4 hrs After evacuating. The family pictures are us currently in our hotel room waiting for our chance to return to a place we can call home.
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I want to update everyone because it's been awhile since I've been able to. Since the last update that i had found temporary housing (6 mos. Lease) and returned to work, there have been challenges adjusting but we are truly blessed.

There was a conflict with me working midnights with my usual 1 hr. Work commute and then driving home in the mornings to drive the kids to school so i applied for a transfer within the company to a hospital closer to home. The kids don't ride the bus to school because the only house I could find at the time is in the same town but out of the school district they attend (hopefully I'll find one in district when the 6 month lease is up). After applying, interviewing and being offered the new position, a person, who's identity i can't legally reveal at this time intercepted my transfer. I lost the new job and was removed from the schedule of my old job. I have been unemployed and initially denied unemployment compensation and am waiting on my appeal process. I did receive some support from Fema and denied other compensation which i am also appealing.
My family did eventually receive disaster food assistance so we are not without food!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

It's challenging waiting for all these processes to play out and for things to get back in balance. I want to take time to update you all for all your help and support. There is no way my family could have gotten this far without your help. Thank you!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
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Please give to people and not organizations such as #redcross they are not helping us. They are only creating red tape to resources that they have no interesting if giving us!!!

I'm less than $1900 from my goal and still need to buy a couple beds, linen, kitchen ware. Thank you in advance for your continued support. #pleaseshare
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Hello hello hello. I must share the blessing! We found a house and moved in over three weekend. I've worked everyday but one since then soo I'm late in sharing the good news with you all.

Thank you to every single person who gave anything, whether it was a $5, $50, $100, or giving by sharing my link to a person unknown who gave!

Thanks to the love that everyone has shown. We are no longer homeless! We have a place to call home. Stability food the children meant everything to me. THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING IT IMPORTANT TO YOU AS WELL. We are almost at our goal. We still need to replace at least 5 beds, appliances, and if we're able... Basic furnishings. Thank you all for your continued support. We have less than $2k to reach this goal. Please continue to share this link and help us.

This picture was taken by my front door while on my way out for work tonight. 2 kids were still at school so they missed the pic but i wanted to update you all.
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My first night returning to my nursing duties last night. Tired however life must press forward. #grateful for all your support. Please continue to help me reach my campaign goal. Less than $2200 to meet our needed goal! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! ❤ ❤ ❤
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