Hurricane Harvey Van Lang Relief

On the morning of August 28th, our friends Mike and Dawn had to be evacuated from their house leaving behind their most valuable belongings, their musical instruments. Their long-time presence in the Houston music scene (over 35 years) has made a difference to so many people; from those of us that love their music; to the smile they have brought to many senior home residents' faces, and to those of us that love to dance to their music. In case you didn't know, for Alzheimer's patients, it is a proven fact that music can be good medicine. SHOW YOU ARE TEXAS PROUD AND HOUSTON STRONG FOR OUR FRIENDS!THEIR STORY:On August 27th, we received several texts from Mike and Dawn indicating the water on their street was rising. They mentioned they had been placed on the flood list for evacuation because of the water backing up in Addicks Reservoir into their subdivision. They immediately attempted to leave in their vehicle but found the roads in their neighborhood flooded and impassable. They drove back home and started placing their equipment and instruments up higher to prevent them from being damaged by the floodwater.On August 28th, at 6:48 a.m. we received a text with this photo -Dawn's words were: "We called 911 and the fire department rescued us...then we sat in a parking lot for two hours waiting for more people, they will be taking us to a shelter ...we haven't slept in 36 hours, our home is flooded and we just don't know what to do!" (The only items that they had with them were some important documents and the clothes they were wearing.) Several friends were notified about their evacuation and quickly came to their rescue! One friend lived close by and picked them up at the shelter- they have been staying with him since the 28th. Their neighborhood remains flooded but they have been able to walk to their house to remove some of their electronics and instruments. They do not know the status of their vehicle, trailer, and other items in their house.COME ON FRIENDS, LET'S HELP PUT HOUSTON BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!WITHOUT MIKE AND DAWN'S MUSIC AND THEIR GREAT PERSONALITIES, THE ARTS IN HOUSTON WILL NOT SHINE AS BRIGHTLY. PLEASE HELP THEM GET BACK IN THEIR HOME AND ON STAGE WHERE THEY BELONG!Please forward this email to your contacts via text or email.Any amount or whatever help you can provide will be greatly appreciated!THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS!


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    • $100 
    • 42 mos
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    • $200 
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Gary Karter 
Houston, TX
Dawn and Mike Vanlangendonck 
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