This is an opportunity for direct action. I am raising funds to help 15 of my family members in our hometown of Vidor, TX who have been displaced or severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey and do not have the financial means to handle the expenses that FEMA will not cover. As Harvey stalled over Texas, Vidor received the greatest amount of rainfall ever recorded in U.S. history - over 52 inches. In the following days, the Neches and Sabine rivers, which border the town on the east and west, rose to record-breaking levels and inundated much of Vidor and its surrounding areas with several feet of water, leaving unprecedented destruction in its wake.
The three households this fund will benefit include:
1.) My brother Randy, who lost his van, most of his possessions, and home to flooding.
2.) My brother’s three children and their mother's family (the Crawfords), who, as a result of flooding, lost the house and car that they shared, along with most of their possessions.
3.) My mother Annetta and her family, whose roof caved in and who need a three story high tree removed before it falls on her house due to unstable soil below its root system.
All donations - no matter how large or small - would be deeply appreciated and would go a long way towards helping them rebuild their lives.
**As the only member of our family currently living outside of Southeast Texas, I have not been materially impacted by the disaster. After the areas of greatest need have been determined, I will distribute 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser to the recipients mentioned above in the form of direct purchases of goods and services not provided by FEMA relief - prioritizing areas of food, shelter, and transportation.**
Thank you so much for your consideration.
-David Adam Moore