Emergency Fund for Houston Family

A wonderful, kind friend of mine and her family have lost their home, car, and nearly all of their posessions in the Harvey floods. Their smart, amazing little girls are making the best of it in a hotel at the moment (see pic), but both parents have been between jobs and health insurance coverage for past couple of months.  Can we help to get them through this rough patch?   They are the most generous people-- when they are back on their feet, they will give back and then some.  But first they have to find and fund temporary housing, furniture, and clothes for themselves and their kiddos.    I know there are so many people and organizations in need right now-- but even just 5 bucks would make such a difference in their immediate future after suffering catastrophic losses.
Thank you!

And just to say:  I hate that we don't have enough support or political will in this country to build a real safety net for everyone, but right now, this family needs help, so:  Gofundme.

Gofundme wants to know:

Who I am:  Samantha Pinto, an Associate Prof. at Georgetown University

How I know this family:   My friend is a former colleague of mine and a close friend.

How the funds will be used:  Housing costs-- hotels and then, eventually, a security deposit on a new place; furniture; a car to replace the one they lost; necessities for the family while they try to get back to work in Houston.

How the funds will get to them:   They have requested that I withdrawal the funds and send it to them via PayPal, since the requirements for direct deposit from gofundme are not possible for them to fulfill at the moment.

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Samantha Pinto 
Austin, TX
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