Hello dear friends, acquaintances and others who are interested in helping.
As many of you know our son George and his wife Lindsay Agattas have been hit hard by the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
At the time the storm hit, they were out of town. Their efforts to return to protect any of their belongings proved to be in vain, as the airports were closed. After finally getting a flight to Austin and borrowing a vehicle to return to Houston, they were able to see their home by boat a couple days ago. It was inundated with filthy water as well as the garage with both of their cars. The water level was substantial. Mold is already growing. They do not know the extent to which or even IF repairs will be possible since the waters are receding slowly in their area which is under mandatory evacuation with for at least 2 more weeks. Officials are also shutting off the electricity there until they deem it safe to go back in. So they are not able to begin repairs as many others are. This long standing water and inevitable mold issues, may affect the structure itself, making repairing their home impossible. Until they can get in there, no one knows if they will remain homeless or be able to do repairs.
A little info about George and Lindsay. After they were married, they worked hard and saved to purchase a home. A few years later, they were happy to purchase this “fixer upper”! They knew that with much hard work and a lot love, they could make this a place they would be happy to call their own! They were so excited to get started, that they gutted almost the entire first floor themselves the first day they got the keys! After much hard work, and a rough patch last year they were making some adjustments. Lindsay decided to take a shot at her dream and started running a business out of her house she named “Sweet Little Pieces”. By setting up a booth at the Farmers Market on Saturdays and word of mouth, her business was off to a good start and she was able to begin acquiring equipment needed to hopefully expand soon to a storefront. George started a new job he enjoyed as well. Things seemed to be looking up! Along with that, they were finally just now putting the finishing touches on their home….. when Harvey paid his unwelcome visit. And now they have lost so much to this unprecedented catastrophic event.
As a family, we are devastated for them. On the other hand, we are so encouraged by the out pouring of love and kind offers for George and Lindsay. After a disaster, many people want to help, but aren’t sure where to donate. They fear their donation will not get to the people. As a result, many friends and business colleagues of our family are asking us what they can do for George and Lindsay, so they can be assured their donations will actually help someone! For this reason we have set up this page to help them with the necessities to get through this time until they are able to get back on their feet. I’d like to add….. we know our George and Lindsay!! Some people are givers and not takers by nature. That well describes this pair. They did not want any help at first, but as the shock is wearing off and reality is setting in, we are happy to be able to have this opportunity to help them out! Between (1) Lindsay who is known for being very “frugal” ….and (2) knowing both of their generous spirits, we are confident that any donations that go beyond their necessities will end up being “paid forward” and shared with others in need.
On behalf of our family, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your concern and generosity to our loved ones as they try to put their lives back together!!
The Gerrie Family
- Mike Jones
- Kimberly Lee
- Nick & Natalie Brannon
- Eileen Dycus
- Lisa Rosauer
Organizer and beneficiary
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