My parents flood relief

A $20 donation from several people could really grow!! Thanks

The Gofundme manager has asked that I add this information.  I am Joe Patterson and I am raising this money for my parents, Jon and Patsy.  I live in Richmond Texas and this money will be used to help them for a temporary living place, clothes, medical bills and any other thing they might need while recovering from Hurricane Harvey.  My parents are elderly so I am asking my sister Karen Matcek to act as their beneficiary for withdrawing funds directly to their account.  My parents are elderly and do not use the internet.  Their home had approximately four feet of water, is a one story and they lost almost everything except vehicles and some clothes.

The picture you see is from the 2016 Houston flood.  This is their living room at that time.  They had just finished rebuilding their house and were back in and now they have lost everything again due to Harvey.  Prior to the 2016 flood their home had only flooded once over about 40 years.  The chances of a third flood seemed remote but no one expected Harvey.  My dad is 81 and my mom is in her late 70's and they live on a fixed income.  $20,000 will not come close to getting all they will need but it would alleviate short term needs.  This money will be used for clothes, furniture, medical expenses and a place for them to live until a permanent arrangement is made.  They could stay with me(their son) or my sister in Austin but they need to stay close to their doctors so want and need to stay near their current medical base.  My sister lives with them and helps them but she also has serious medical issues and her doctors are also in the Woodlands area. Anything would be apprecciated.

Donations

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  • David & Mary Dinh 
    • $500 
    • 41 mos
  • Jen and Ivan Dinh-Avila 
    • $300 
    • 41 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • Christina Wells 
    • $40 
    • 41 mos
  • Kenny Weemes 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Joe Patterson 
Organizer
Richmond, TX
Karen Matcek 
Beneficiary
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