My little sister, Robyn McKinney, lives in Port Aransas, Texas. Her city was heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
Robyn suffered immeasurable loss when her condominium was destroyed. Not only that but the company she works for suffered severe damage so she has no job (Island Construction) to go to and no paycheck coming in. In addition she owns a beach wedding business (Port A Beach Weddings) and all of the wedding equipment and supplies are stored in a storage facility that was completely destroyed and she has no insurance on her wedding business.
Robyn lives paycheck to paycheck supporting herself and her young daughter, Kailey. The rest of her children are grown and on their own but she often makes personal sacrifices to help them and their families, including 1 year old grandson, Jax. Her son Tim and his wife Ashlee and Jax, also Port Aransas residents, suffered damage to their home as well.
Robyn just made it into Port Aransas today (August 29, 2017) and witnessed the destruction to her home and business. Without any income she is living off her mortgage money to get by. But her mortgage and car payments still have to be met plus the rent on her storage facility - just because everything is destroyed doesn't mean she can stop paying for it.
Fortunately she has a place to stay with her son and his wife in San Antonio but that's only temporary. In the meantime she has no paycheck coming in and still has to live day to day while she waits for her insurance company to act and for Port Aransas to be returned to civilization - and there's no telling how long that will all take - surely several months at least.
I know a lot of people are in dire straits due to this storm but I am personally appealing to you to do whatever you can to help her out. Please give what you can so she can get back on her feet and make ends meet in the meantime. The money raised will be used to cover her mortgage, car payment, storage rent, insurance premiums, groceries, gasoline and clothing.
Thank you in advance for opening your hearts.
- Direct Impact Fund
- Amanda Traill
- Debbie Wyatt
- Eduardo Ramirez
- Jennifer Burcham
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