The Miller family - Les, Sharon, Hannah, Levi, Luke, and Abby - has called America’s third coast home their entire lives. While the fishing piers, waterfowl, sunrises, and 100-Year Oaks are staples in their lives, Hurricane Harvey set out to destroy the things they love most. They’ve weathered hundreds of storms, but there’s no way they could have seen the devastation Hurricane Harvey was sending their way.
The Rockport area will be without water and power for the next two - four weeks and transportation will be nearly impossible as some of the bridges are impassable. It seems, for now, citizens are on their own.
As stewards of their finances, Les and Sharon built their family’s home dollar-by-dollar, two-by-four by two-by-four as their pocketbooks allowed. To date, they’ve never taken out a loan or mortgaged a home. Talk about an American dream!
When Hannah was only eight-years-old, and Abby was an infant, the family of six moved to their forever home on the north side of Copano Bay, which as you may know received the brunt of Hurricane Harvey’s force.
This fall Les and Sharon were set to sell the family home to Abby and her new husband, Ben. Now, as the family works tirelessly to put things back together, it’s clear the home will need to be demolished and the Miller family will once again rebuild dollar-by-dollar as the home wasn’t insured.
The Millers are riding out this season of their lives in their income property - a two bedroom, one bath cabin - which also received extensive damage and is rockin’ a tarp roof. They’re grateful the cabin survived; however, it’s important to note their income property is out of commision.
This will be an expensive, time-consuming season. In fact, they’ve easily spent more than $500 on minimal supplies to sustain through the past 24 hours. All funds raised will be used for supplies (tools, building materials, muck boots, cleaning materials, tarps, etc.) and necessities (water, food, dog food, horse feed, etc).
They're fortunate. Everyone is alive. The goats, horses, and dogs all survived the storm.
They need our help, but they’re too humble to ask.
So, I’ll ask on their behalf.
Just as we would rally together to help a farmer’s family during harvest or bake a casserole during a neighbor's time of need, let’s shower the Miller family with love and open our pocketbooks.
Because, we know they’d do the same for us.
For transparency - I'm Brooke Clay, one of Hannah Miller's closest friends. While I call Oklahoma home, Hannah and I become friends when we lived and worked in Austin, Texas before she moved home to Rockport. She's one of the most caring, honest (sometimes too honest), passionate, and hardworking humans I know.
All funds will be directly recieved by Hannah Miller.
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