Below is a story from a fellow AD in Houston. This is a collection of posts from our group messaging app:
Lisa Ellington: (Saturday, 7:33pm)
We just got through to the national coast guard to get rescued. I'm with my nephew his wife and 6 month old and I have my 7 year old. We are at my neighbors on the 2nd floor and water is coming in. We are surrounded by a lake. This is so scary! Please pray for us. 911 has a recording that hangs up on you.
Lisa Ellington: (Sunday, 8:46pm)
We hung white sheets out the upstairs windows so they would see where we are just thought I would share if anyone else is getting rescued
Lisa Ellington: (Sunday, 8:49pm)
We are ok and my nephew, his wife and 6 month old is with us. We are all ok just want to get out before the water reaches the 2nd floor. We've seen snakes. We were going to get some things from my house next door and snakes swam toward us. We changed our minds!
Lisa Ellington: (Monday, 1:33am)
Thank you so much for praying for us. It's so scary to be out here with no help, and no way to be rescued. The rescue boats couldn't come after dark because the currents are too strong. It is nice to have kind hearted and caring people being so thoughtful. My house is under water and not sure when the water will stop so will probably lose everything. Thank you friends.
As ADs we're more than just a network of franchise owners. We're comprised of some of the most caring, giving, helpful, passionate people in this great country of ours, and for us N2 is like family. And when our family is in need, we help however we can.
This week the Houston team cannot work. They can't make calls, do appointments, or make sales. Some, like Lisa, have lost everything and are just trying to get to safety. Others are hoping and praying that their home isn't flooded over the next couple days, but with more rain coming there's no telling what will happen.
They don't have the opportunity you have this week, so I'm asking for you do one simple thing to help the Houston ADs who have lost their homes: go to work.
If you are able, would you consider donating a portion of the ad creation of your first sale to your fellow ADs who have lost everything? Whatever it is - it goes a long way.
Let's help our fellow AD's and along the way show the world how resilient N2 is.
Sales Director for SE Texas.
(I'm an AD in Austin Texas. I work with those affected by the storm, and my plan is to distrubute funds to N2 ADs who have lost their home to Hurricane Harvey. Currently two AD's homes have flooded.)