Helping the Hendersons

My name is Patrice (Trish) Sherwin.  I am from Wilmington, Delaware.  Very far away from Houston Texas.  I am the Aunt of the person this campaign is for.  Last week, August 23-24, my niece and her husband, Tera and Steven Henderson were preparing for a Hurricane.  They anticipated it would be challenging.  They prepared to be home bound for a few days.  They stocked up on canned goods, bottled water, and batteries.  But they followed the advice of the local government and "hunkered down" in their Sante Fe, Texas home with their three small children, two full grown dogs, and seven 3 week old puppies.  After all, to their knowledge, their house has never flooded.  By Friday night, they were questioning that decision.  By Saturday morning, they found themselved completely surrounded by water.  Luckily their single story house was raised up on block and beam and so did not take in water to the home.  However, they could hear the water under the house being blown around and hitting the floor.  The constant storm went on for 4 days and dropped 53 inches of rain.  

When the sun finally came out, they discovered significant damage to their underhouse and flooring.  They also discovered that their roof was leaking and the attic took in substantial rain.  Everything was wet, and mold has already started to set in.  Upon stripping the carpeting in the house, they discovered that the flooring was breached.  carpet pads were wet, and the flooring has started to buckle.

Tera and Steven are among the lucky ones.  Thousands and thousands of people have lost everything.  They are aware and thankful that they were spared further trauma.  They do have insurance, but it comes with a very large deductible.  Steven's job is not up and running at this point.  The factory withstood significant damages and they are unaware when he can return.  Tera literally started a new job last week in Houston.  She cannot get there.  Roads are washed out.  And at this point, she has alot on her plate.  How could she go even if the roads were clear? 

With that, I am asking anyone who is so inclined to donate to this campaign. It's intent is to help cover missed wages (since it is unsure how long both will be out of work) and insurance deductible costs.  All funds will go directly to Tera and Steven.  It would be such a gift to at least partially relieve them of what is surely to be a significant financial burden over the next several months.  Thank you all for your consideration.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Patrice Clarke Sherwin 
Wilmington, DE
Tera Henderson 

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