I've known Marisa's mom Barb most of my life and Marisa is like my niece. She and Corbin have been married for 3 years and live in Conroe, TX; north of Houston. They bought their first house 2 years ago in a neighborhood that typically doesn't flood, so they do not have flood insurance. But Harvey's intense rainfall left their street impassable and house flooded 2+ feet high. My heart breaks for them and all they've gone through this past week, and have still to face.
They lost all their furniture, appliances, doors and trim, lower kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets and toilets, beds, flooring, clothing; pretty much the majority of what they own. Because the flood waters included nasty sewage water, things can't just be dried out and recovered.
The water has receded and they've already gotten a contractor in to begin gutting the house down to the studs from about 3 or 4 feet high on down. But it will be a long recovery before they are able to move back in and replace everything they need. Thankfully, they are able to stay with Corbin's parents in the area (where they've been since the storm started) while they wait.
Through GoFundMe, we can send money directly to the Smiths toward the thousands and thousands of dollars they will need to spend on rebuilding their house and replacing belongings. Every little bit helps. But I'm hoping that we can bless them and blow their socks off with amazing generosity and the kindness of friends and strangers alike. Please share what you can!! Thank you so much!!
- LeeAnn Martin
- Jeri Kusy Kelley
- Bobbie Bresky
- Diane Northup
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