My name is Jason Evans and I am the Regional Director of our Optiv team for South Texas and Louisiana. Myself and my peer John Candillo are putting this Gofundme together in order to help a couple members of our work family in Houston, who were affected by the recent flooding. I will be collecting the money from GoFundMe and distributing to Jarrett and Frank, if you have any questions please email me at Jason.Evans@Optiv.com.
We have two of our colleagues who were affected by the recent hurricane and both live in an area that is not considered to be part of the 100 year flood plain. Given the volume of rain accumulated during the storm, the Houston area has more volume of water than the last three major Hurricanes combined.
As such, our fellow colleagues need our support to offset some of these unforeseen expenses which they will incur during the clean up and restoration of their homes.
Frank Papapanagiotou is a Client Solutions Architect with our team in Houston. Frank, his wife and two daughters had to evacuate over the weekend when the Addicks reservoirs overflowed. Up until then there house was perfectly safe but the surge from the Addicks caused a quick rise in the wate and many homes in its path were flooded. He is currently staying with family in Austin and is looking for temporary housing so that they can get back to the Houston area. His home is still currently inaccessible, so we can not get to it to assess the full extent of the damage.
Jarrett Avery is a Client Solutions Architect with our team in Houston as well. Jarrett and his wife are expecting a new born soon, as his wife is 9 months pregnant. Much like Franks situation, Jarrett was in a relatively safe area, but when the Addicks overflowed, they were forced to quickly evacuate. Jarrett has been able to relocate his wife to their family in South Texas and have been lucky to find another Doctor in order to get back on track to focusing on the upcoming birth of their child. Jarretts home is also still under water, and we have not been able to access it to fully access the damage.
I encourage you to contribute whatever you can in order to help them both during these hard times.
- Robin Montague
- Philip Booker
- Jeff Skeldon
- Roger Halperin