Hurricane Harvey Help

23348986_1504303[phone redacted]_funddescriptionOur stop sign infront of home 
23348986_1504303[phone redacted]_funddescriptionBear Creek Inn 2nd Floor 
23348986_1504303[phone redacted]_funddescriptionHotel Lobby
23348986_1504303[phone redacted]_funddescriptionParking lot started flooding 
23348986_1504303[phone redacted]_funddescriptionHurricane Harvy affected my family's life and so many other families in Houston. A lot of people around the country don't understand Houston. When we say we live in "Houston", what we're really saying is that we live in Baytown, Huffman, Crosby, Dayton, Liberty, Porter, Splendora, Seabrook, Channelveiw, League City, Dickinson, LaMarque, Deer Park, Humble, La Port, Pasadena, Texas City, Santa Fe, Alvin, South Houston, Pearland, Galena Park, Atascocita, Kingwood, Montrose, the Heights, Cypress, Tomball, Spring, the Woodlands, Magnolia, Katy, inside the loop, outside the loop, etc etc. it's just easier to say "Houston" when people ask. A distance of 89+ miles separates Texas City and Conroe. For locals, traveling that distance is not an unusual task. Driving 1+ hr to get to work is not unheard of (without traffic). Houston is a city of cities.

So when we say HOUSTON is under water. We mean that the ENTIRE area has flooded in some way. Most have water in their houses. 100's of thousands have had to evacuate or be rescued from their neighborhoods. When one part of our city has a problem, we ALL have a problem. And when ALL of our city has a problem, we cry. We pray. We HELP.

Please pray for ALL of Houston tonight. Nights were the scariest because you don't know what you're going to wake up to in the morning. It didn't stop raining here. I was so worried for us. I'm worried for everyone else. There are still people waiting to get rescued. Old people, young people. Rich people. Poor people. All ethnicities. All walks of life. All humans. Please pray. ❤️❤️❤️The night the storm began I had to evacuate our kids and smallest puppy Harley from our home and send to our neighbors two story house, because the water was up to our door step & It was extremely flooded outside in our neighborhood which didn't allow us to get out or get anywhere. My husband and myself had to ride it out at home with our oldest dog Cheer and just wait and hope the water wouldnt come into the house. Our garage got full of water quickly & while waiting we fell asleep because the water just wasn't draining . The next morning the water went down a bit and we decided to make a run for it in our vehicles with kids & dogs and we're able to stay at the closest available motel the road and flood allowed us to get to Bear Creek Inn Unfortunately the rain didn't stop, it was predicted to rain all week. Schools were being canceled and now underwater.No one was able to work. The news told us that at 2am the Resevoir will be released and more water will come upon us to make room for more rain it was very scary. All we knew was we can't go home. The motels lobby & parking lot started to flood and the safest place to be was above the 1st floor. The next morning the power went out about 2am and thankfully the National Guard rescued us and transported us to the Berry Center Shelter before the water increased to the 2nd floor where we were staying. Thankfully all three of my babies, husband & both dogs were rescued. Unfortunately we lost our house, didn't have rental insurance and both our vehicles are cover up to the roofs flooded in. I didn't know what number to choose for help, just know we have to keep our heads up and save any help we can get to buy a new home for our family. So my children can get back into a school and we can have a place to call home. Please pray for Houston and we appreciate any help. Thank you

Berry Center Rescue Center 
Bear Creek Inn both buildings in the right corner of this pic

My youngest Joses school 5th Grader
Our Home: Photo taken by a kayaker  
For me because the neighborhood was too deep 8/31/17

Rescued by National Guard on our way to the berry center shelter approx 3:00am


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Cristal Guerra 
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