Harvey Hardship Help

My name is Michael Carl, and I live in Spring, Texas with my family. The photo is of my 3yr old son having to let go of one of his favorite toys that was ruined by the flood. Hurricane Harvey has ravaged many and we are just one family of many that have suffered a loss . We had flood insurance until Hurricane Rita, but because we are outside what is considered a FEMA disaster flood plain, even though we never flooded we and many others were dropped from being able to have extra flood insurance. We even tried to secure flood insurance again two months ago and were told we had to go through the national flood insurance program, and again we did not qualify because our home was in the 100yr flood plain. So now we have lost everything. Normally we would never ask for any charity but this has been so crushing to my children and my wife, I have had to swallow what little pride I have and ask for the kindness of others to help. We're hoping to get what we may have received if we had FEMA insurance. It's all gone. I just don't know what to do other than clean up, but after that I don't know how I can provide a safe environment for the ones that depend on me most. The funds that we receive from this campaign will go toward helping us clean and sanitize our home, rebuild it, and replace some of the items that were lost.


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Michael A Carl 
Spring, TX
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