Claire & Kathryn's Hurricane Fund

$13,771 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 272 people in 20 months
Created August 28, 2017
Hurricane Harvey started unleashing torrential rainfall on Houston Saturday night. My dear friends Claire Kostic  and Kathryn Bradley woke up Sunday at 6 AM and heard water rushing into their first floor apartment. Claire and Kathryn had to grab what they could and evacuate quickly to a neighbor's apartment upstairs on the 2nd floor. While evacuating they knocked on other doors to alert their neighbors of the incoming water. Unfortunately, the water reached neck deep in their apartment. Claire and Kathryn have lost EVERYTHING: clothes, furniture, electronics, the list goes on. It will also be weeks after recovery until their life can return to normal with work and with their studies at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Claire and Kathryn have such great spirits and are always looking out for others. I am pleased to have the opportunity to help look out for them. Both Claire and Kathryn are musicians and teach private lessons in the public school districts in Houston. Claire plays oboe and Kathryn plays double bass. They are both wonderful teachers, musicians, and friends. They not only need help replacing basic necessities and all of their furniture, but they need help replacing items that they need for their careers - including performance clothes, very expensive reed making materials (shaper tips, knives, and oboe staples, etc), end pins (for Kathryn's double bass), all of the music that they own (etude books, orchestral repetoire, and solo pieces), and expensive audio recording equipment (specifically ZOOM brand digital recorders). Unforuntately, their apartment insurance does not cover floods so Claire and Kathryn will be rebuilding from scratch. They are so lucky to be safe and that both of their instruments and Claire's gouging machine are safe.  Kathryn's double bass is safe at Rice University.


Claire and Kathryn are friends of mine from Rice University. Please considering donating to help my friends get back on their feet after Hurricane Harvey.
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Thank you so much for all of your generous donations, big and small. I talked to Claire this afternoon and she said that your donations have changed her whole outlook on this terrible situation. I am so glad we can help Claire and Kathryn see light at the end of the tunnel. We're still experiencing a lot of rain here in Houston but we will get through this.
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Raised by 272 people in 20 months
Created August 28, 2017
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