This campaign is for a dear friend Scott McLeanVazquez (the only photos I have for Scott are above- with glasse). I know Scott from Bogota Colombia whom I met while attending Colegio Nueva Granada many years ago. Scott and his wife Marcella, lost their home and all its belongings to Hurricane Harvey, and are currently staying with friends.
There are many charities involved in helping the victims of Harvey and other hurricanes ranging now from Irma to Maria. My hope is to help at least one family rebuild from this devastating loss.
Harvey is being described as one of the worst hurricane's in history and through no negligence of his own, Scott had no flood insurance. The link below helps to explain why:
In this link you will read that The National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) data determines which zones are flood zones and it can be years, or even decades, out of date .
Houston’s flood is truly a disaster of biblical proportions: The sky unloaded 9 trillion gallons of water on the city within two days. If Harvey’s rain had been spread over the entire country it would have stood the best part of a centimetre deep. Approximately 32,000 people were displaced in shelters across the state by August 31. On August 28, Houston needed to release water from its reservoirs in an attempt to manage flood levels in the immediate area.
If you are able to just make any contribution, this will mean so much to Scott and his family.
(For reference - GoFundMe has requested we put information about who we are :
I am collecting donations only through GoFundMe.com easing the administration. All donations will be disbursed directly to Scott through this system this coming weekend- Scott was unaware of the campaign.
N/B The photo of the house is not actually Scott's- but you get the idea.
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