This is a fundraiser for Diane and Jim Glantzberg, our parents. We are asking for donations to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey left almost a foot of water in their house, in Houston's Westbury neighborhood.
Everyone knows that Harvey hit the Houston area on Friday, August 25th, 2017 and lingered for days, causing extensive flooding. Our childhood home (where our parents still live) took on almost a foot of water and was severely damaged. Their cars are still functional, though they took on water and will need an expensive treatment to remove mold and replace interiors before they are safe to drive.
Mom was in California for her sister's memorial service and missed the flooding but Dad was alone in the house with his dogs for over two days, halfway up his shins in flood water that included raw sewage and whatever else washed out of the bayou. We could not get him out until the water receded days later.
We were able to move their few salvageable posessions out and demolish the home to the studs only with the generous help of so many volunteers.
Mom retired a few years ago after over 40 years as a kindergarten and elementary special education teacher. Dad is a Vietnam veteran and retired from the Harris County Sheriff's department in the late 80's. He still works 6 days a week his embroidery shop off of I-10, Monograms Etc. Both are in their 70’s and never hesitate to help others and bring a smile to those around them.
Their home is bare; there's a lot of work to be done and plenty to be replaced, and FEMA and their flood insurance is only able to do so much. Any funds raised here will be withdrawn by them and used to rebuild their home and replace the possessions that were damaged, but it can't replace what's been lost to them.
Any help you can give, even a few dollars, would be a blessing to them and our family.
Thank you for your kindness and continued support,
Beth Cruickshank & Josh Glantzberg
- Rebecca Cerna
- Thomas Gladson
- Sean D'Evelyn
- David Glantzberg
Organizer and beneficiary
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