Harvey hurt us bad.. anything helps

As a career fireman, im used to arriving to the call of help, not the one having to ask for it. I have knots in my stomach as I write this because I never imagined our family would be in this situation. Literally overnight, we have lost nearly everything due to Harvey. Our home,its contents, our keep sakes, family photos, michelles laptop, both of our vehicles, my tools... all of my tools.... everything is under water and we had no time or knowledge of what horror was coming... My wife Michelle had 45 minutes to grab a few changes of clothes for herself, daughter Ellee, 3yrs, and Cora who literally just turned 1yrs old on the 31st... (we had planned her first birthday party for tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 2nd) but obviously, that has been postponed...) and with help from my neighbor Will Lytle and his boat, we transported the girls to safety. Later Will and myself barely were able to make it to safety as the water rose incredibly quick and we were limited to a rubber-made tote a piece to float with us back to the location of his boat. My father and Stepmother,Kenny and Patricia Fretz , have graciously offered to open their doors for us to stay with them until the incredibly daunting task of returning to whats left of our home to begin the sorting and rebuilding process without flood insurance...
With a humble heart & pride aside, we need help, more now then ever...
--Kyle, Michelle, Ellee & Cora Fretz
Lumberton, Texas
God Bless Texas and the USA.


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Kyle Fretz 
Lumberton, TX
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