Bilal and Shatara flood fund

Update per GoFundMe rules. My name is Chris Hobart, I've been friends with Bilal and Shatara for going on 10 years now. The funds will be spend how they choose based on their most current need be it clothes, toys for the boys, strollers, housing, transportation whatever. Most importantly I've already granted Bilal access to the funds. Every dime will go directly to his account of choosing so they can spend as need be.

Our good friends Bilal, Shatara and their two little boys Cairo and Elias (4yrs old and 7 months) have lost EVERYTHING due to Harvey. Bilal and I started bartending together at Texans games 10 seasons ago and now I see his family as my family. They got out of their apartment with nothing more than the clothes on their backs and a couple diapers for the baby. Their cars were flooded but still inaccessible due to continued release of water from Addicks Reservoir and therefore can't even start insurance claims. We got them 2 new car seats for the boys yesterday as Bilals brother has loaned him a vehicle temporarily to get around but they are literally starting over. They need strollers, clothes for the boys, toys, formula, diapers, cribs, you name it. Not to mention clothes for themselves and surely everything you can imagine as their 1st floor apartment flooded to the second floor. Anything will help as they start to rebuild and search for a new place to live after this tragedy. Sadly renters insurance doesn't cover any of their loss so this is a serious blow to their young family. Please help with anything you are able to give.

Donations

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  • Brian Fowler 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • Edward McManus 
    • $1,000 
    • 41 mos
  • Ismael Reyes 
    • $150 
    • 41 mos
  • Dominique Price 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 41 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Christopher Hobart 
Organizer
Houston, TX
Bilal Winfield 
Beneficiary
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