Hello, my name is Jim Penn from Houston, Texas ... and a friend to Jerry and Cheryl Rowell for over 25 years. Most everyone is aware that Hurricane Harvey devastated many people's homes in the Houston area, but there were also many small business owners wiped out as well ... like Jerry and Cheryl Rowell, the owners of Gigi's Cupcakes in Kingwood. They were located well outside the flood zone, but were flooded when the Lake Conroe dam release occurred. As you can see from the pictures, the entire store was a loss ... unfortunately without flood insurance ... and, no FEMA assistance. So, Jerry and Cheryl are left to rebuild their store, replace kitchen equipment and indoor furnishings. To make matters worse, their store employees also found themselves without a place to work and with homes of their own to repair !
Jerry and Cheryl are Christians with a heart of gold and would help anyone ... Jerry even baked cupcakes to donate to first responders during recovery efforts ! Jerry is also volunteering his musical talent to a "flood relief concert" in about a month to raise money for others in need.
I am starting this campaign to raise money for them which will go 100% toward the purchase of equipment they will need to rebuild their kitchen, and start making cupcakes once again.
I hope and pray that you will join me in helping Jerry and Cheryl. As individuals we can do a little, but if we team together, we can do great things. Let's show them what Houston Strong is all about !!
- Vicki Englehardt
- Patti Van Horn
- Allison Marshall
- Nance Vaughan
- Don Champion
Organizer and beneficiary
Thomas Gerald Rowell