I live in Cypress, TX, which was a community hit very hard by Harvey, along with my brother Clayton Garrison. I’ve lived here all my life and I have never experienced something so bad. I was one of the lucky ones who did not flood but my brother was not so lucky. He was hit hard by Harvey and had to have a boat rescue to get out of harm’s way but of course his top priority when the waters receded was to help others before he even looked at his own house. He made sure his girlfriend’s house was taken care of along with a neighbor’s house before he even thought of looking at his own. Not only did his street flood but his home was looted upon, front door kicked in, side glass doors shattered, a few things stolen from his home (just after his truck was stolen from the movie theater a few weeks ago). Never once did he get angry or question why me, or for one second think about giving up, he just worked his butt off and all of us followed right behind him. He is a WORK HORSE, a positive role model for his 3 kids, an amazing Dad, a brother, a son, a friend, and teammate anyone can ask for. I know he will get through this with all of our help!
For you all that know me and my family know asking for help is not something we do or have ever done in the past so I would not be setting this page up unless I thought it was greatly needed. Clayton will basically have to start over rebuilding his house from the ground up. All funds raised will be given directly to Clayton via GoFundMe with intent to help keep up with his bills, rebuild his house and any other expensive associated with it.
Today we spent the day cleaning my brother’s house. Here are some photos of his house which had a leak so some of the ceiling collapsed…what a mess. Thank you to all who have showed up to help us and to anyone else out there just showing up helping complete strangers. Water is receding now but the aftermath of this is going to go on for a long while. Texas is an amazing place of wonderful people and we help each other. I have seen so much humility and humanity of strangers helping strangers. Friends just showing up to help and no one is telling anyone no. Please just pray for peace and patience while these rescuing efforts continue to happen and for the rebuilding processes a lot of these people will have to go through weeks and months from now. Much love to you all.
- Keiana Cross
- Sheila Kennedy-Lopez
- Penny Sobczyk
- Diana Kowis
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