Harvey (3 Families in League City)

Hurricane #Harvey devastated the Houston area. Thousands of people lost their homes, including some of my closest friends. This GoFundMe was created to help raise funds for five (!) families in League City, TX, who lost everything. The funds will go to helping these families get back on their feet so they can rebuilt.  Stories from some of the families are included below.

Galindo Family, No Flood Insurance
Leah and Desi Galindo were particulary hard hit by #harvey.  Their home in League City was flooded and had to be gutted down to the studs, just like so many in the area.  But their story is bigger than just one house.  Leah was raised by her grandmother who lives nearby in Alvin, TX.  In 1983, Hurricane Alicia devestated their home and they were forced to take out a FEMA loan to cover the expenses.  Leah's 92 year old Grandma finished paying off the loan two months ago and Hurricane Harvey caused massive devestation again.  Neither household has flood insurance, so funds raised by this campaing will go towards both Galindo families who are trying to rebuild.  Thanks to your generousity, the Gordon's recieved $2,100 to help rebuild.

Alford Family, Flood Insurance Deductible
Tammy and Paul Alford live in Friendswood.  Their home was flooded for days with standing water backed up from Clear Creek.  We were able to give Tammy and Paul, as well as their awesome neighbors, a lift out of the neighborhood by kayak shortly after the winds subsided, but they are left with a house that needs to be rebuild.  Funds from this campaign will go towards paying for their insurance deductables so they can get started.  Thanks to your generousity, the Gordon's recieved $2,200 to help rebuild.

Davidson / Boyd Family, No Flood Insurance
Melissa and Jason Davidson also live in Friendswood.  Every house on their cul-de-sac was flooded by the hurricane and while they are rebuilding, they will be staying with us.  In addition to the Davidson's house, Melissa's sister Jennifer Boyds' home was also flooded.  Funds from this campaign will go towards helping both Davidson families get back on their feet.  Thanks to your generousity, the Davidson's recieved $1,100 to help rebuild and they have passed that on to the Boyd's.  

Gordon Family, No Flood Insurance
You know that time you wrote a check to pay for flood insurance, and then the check was misplaced and never mailed, and then a hurricane destroyed your house?  That's what happened to the Gordon family.  Thanks to your generousity, the Gordon's recieved $1,000 to help rebuild.

Fifth Family, No FEMA Assistance
In addition to the four families above, a fifth family was served through your generousity.  The newly wed couple just purchased and moved into a home prior to #harvey.  Like so many others, the hurricane destroyed
their house as well.  Unforutnately, they did not have flood insurance and FEMA informed them this week that they were providing zero assistance.  The need remains far greater than we can solely support, but were were able to provide the remaining $500 balance in this account to help them as well. 

Financial Updates

100% of the funds availabe from this campaign will be distributed to these families.  We are committed to transparent accounting so that you can ensure your donations are used accordingly.  As funds are withdrawn and checks written, an update will be provided here:

- September 9: Three checkes totaling $3,300 were distributed equally to each family.  
- September 11: An additional check of $1,100 was distributed to Tammy and Paul Alford to cover the remaining part of their insurance deductible.  Any future funds up to our goal will be distrubted to the Galindo and Davidson families.  
- October 4: Three additional checks were written to close out the account.  $1,000 was provided to the Gordon family.  An additional $1,000 was provided to the Galindo family.  The final $500 was provided to a fifth family.   
- Fees: $507.21 in fees was charged by GoFundMe for this campaign.

In addition to the GoFundMe campaign, we recieved an additional $250 donation from the Saxapahaw Community in North Carolina, organized by Leah Lackey, and $1000 donation from Barbara and Todd Owens. We are thankful that these checks were written directly so we were able to avoid the fee's charged by GoFundMe.

Our funding goal was not met, so we were unable to donate additional funds to the efforts organized by Clear Creek Community Church, but we encourage you to do so at http://clearcreekrelief.org  so that they can continue to help all those in our community.

Thank you for your generosity. It really matters.


  • Todd and Barbie Owens
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 6 yrs
  • Leah Lackey
    • $250 (Offline)
    • 6 yrs


Nick Skytland
League City, TX

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