There are so many affected by Hurricane Harvey, and we're one of many who will be starting from scratch. My boyfriend Anthony and I have less than 4.5 more months before welcoming the arrival of our daughter. Harvey has left our home in Bevel Oaks with water up to the roof shingles, even as the rain has stopped. Evacuation urgency has left us with nothing but a bag of belongings from the home. We have no more crib. We have no more baby items. We have no more nursery. No more home that we've fought to keep, and prepare, with excitement, for our first child.
We are lucky in that we're all safe and breathing. But terrified of the road ahead, and very much need help.
We have a very limited time to regain everything we lost for our baby. We both work in the food industry, have no maternity leave, no money for a deposit on another home/apartment, and are further from a new start every day we're unable to work.
I know I'm supposed to focus on not being destraught for the baby's health. But we're heartbroken. Staying calm and positive is not an easy task knowing we have nothing, have such a short time frame before she arrives, and a starting place for rebuilding is not showing itself yet.
Our costs not only including everything for our baby girl and our immediate housing, but also transportation and basic needs like food, gas, work attire we lost, and other living necessities as soon as possible.
I've been touched by everyone who's reached out, whether they're suffering from the disaster themselves, or are friends from out of state. Please help us bring this girl into the world safely, and into a home where she has basic ammenities. Anything helps.
Terrified, homeless and possessionless, now unprepared to a devastating level, soon-to-be-parents,
Calen Brice and Anthony Perez <3
- Charles & Roxanne Vaughn
- Jennie Baker
- Direct Impact Fund
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- Liefke Dolmans
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