Hurricane Harvey Repair For Friends

My name is Glenn McColpin.    As you all know, thousands of homes in the Houston area have been inundated with floodwater.  Many of these people don't have flood insurance.   We were one of the lucky ones.  The water came up to our foundation and stopped.  We have minor interior damage from a roof leak but remain relatively unscathed. 

We have friends Shawn & Erin Stasiuk who moved from Calgary Alberta Canada to Houston for work and their home at 11606 Cypress Wood Place Drive was flooded.  Luckily they and their 3 young daughters were out of town when the incident occurred.  They lost everything on their first floor due to the rising waters and had water damage on their second floor due to driving rain.   These are good people and we want to do whatever we can to help them out.

Here is a photo of the neighborhood during the flood.




Their house is currently gutted and the family is living at a co-workers house until they can put their home back together.  The damage estimate for their home is in the $100,000 range.  Shawn's employer is contributing $2,500 towards repairing their home damage.  FEMA disaster relief grants will amount to no more than $33,000.  That leaves a huge gap which can only be covered by long-term loans.

Photos of the debris pulled out of the first floor.



My wife and I started this Go Fund Me account to primarily assist the Stasiuk family and then many others in our own area who have also flooded.  We have many friends who's entire neighborhoods have been destroyed.  Our intention is to use 100% of the money to fund repairs that FEMA and insurance doesn't cover.  In all of these homes the carpet,  hardwoods. drywall, cabinets, appliances, and doors will all be destroyed.  

Photos of the inside of the Stasiuk home after neighbors helped gut the first floor.



We will publish a spreadsheet with detail on who the funds went to and for what purpose.   We will be paying contractors and purchasing supplies directly rather than just doling out cash so that we can document expenditures with receipts.

This is the first time that we've been moved enough by an event to do something like this.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Regards,
Glenn & Mary Beth  McColpin
20003 Sky Hollow Ln
Katy, TX 77450
email: [email redacted]

Donations

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  • Doug Huber 
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
  • Prasaad krindinti 
    • $100 
    • 40 mos
  • Patrick Wheeler 
    • $300 
    • 40 mos
  • Scott & Maureen Marsic 
    • $250 
    • 40 mos
  • Sharon & Ed Shaback 
    • $100 
    • 40 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mary Beth McColpin 
Organizer
Katy, TX
Erin Bainbridge 
Beneficiary
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