This is our sister and friend Allison Swenson, her husband Brad, their children Bradley and Cole, and their two foster children. Allison and Brad evacuated their Friendswood home just before Harvey reached landfall. Over the course of the next few days, the storm brought over 4 feet of water to their street, flooding their home and their entire cul-de-sac. Several neighbors had to be rescued by boat ( and you may have seen the viral video/CNN story of their neighbor playing the piano in the middle of his flooded home).
While Allison and Brad are overjoyed that they are safe, the process of returning to their home, assessing the damage, and the work of demolition and clean up will be a long one. Emotionally and physically, it will be a long journey toward recovery from this historic storm.
In the meantime, the Swensons will be living with family so they may begin that process while Bradley returns to school. It will be a while before insurance coverage is known or available. We are asking for your help! This cash fund is help to cover their deductible and/or immediate cash needs. Supplies to assist in the clean up can be purchased from this Amazon Wish List .
To send money via paypal, please use: [email redacted]
Thank you so much for your generousity, and for loving the Swensons in this tangible way.
Jacob and Rachel Hawthorne (Older Brother)
William and Kristy Hawthorne (Younger Brother)
Stephen and Rachel Judy (Longtime Friend)