Jamie and Mary Purcell and their 3 wonderful children Ellie, Ryley and Emmie have just experienced the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey. They have been displaced from their home and have just had word that their small country property has been quite severely damaged. Until Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and in particular Goliad County, this family have lived a quiet and idyllic life on the outskirts of Goliad town caring for their children and animals. Hurricane Harvey has slammed into their home and has caused untold damage to the property, a house that is unlivable now and certainly much more of a financial burden that Jamie, who is a teacher, could possibly bear on his own. Mary has for many years been giving of her time actively raising funds for other desperate people who have had needs and never considered that one day, until now, with Hurricane Harvey, that they would be in this position. My name is Stuart Cogan. I am an African born Hawaiian resident and know the Purcells from the time I lived in Texas. I have started this appeal on their behalf. They are not the people who would want this but considering their desperate situation of a trashed and flooded property and having to feed animals while eventually having to clean up and repair is more than most people can cope with and this is how they will spend your generous donation. During the storm, Ryley, who is a volunteer fire fighter was engaged in visiting peoples homes in the vicinity to see that they were all ok, pulling peoples vehicles out of the mud and generally making himself available to the community for anyone who required assistance. Here is a family who has always been generous with their time and now they need the help. Donations will go straight to the Purcells.