Carlos had nearly four feet of water in his home and had to be rescued by boat. His losses included two cars, all major appliances, clothes, essentially everything inside his home.
Ricky was able to save his two cars, but all other contents of his home were lost, including appliances and clothes.
Alba had recently moved into her home with her children. The home took on approximately three feet of water. Her lossses include one car, clothes and appliances.
(For privacy purposes, I have not included last names.)
As these employees were not in an identified flood zone, they did not have flood insurance. They are truly starting over.
The team in Houston has been remarkable. There are numerous stories of co-workers opening their homes to those who needed a place to stay. Everyone is pitching in to help each other get back on their feet during this difficult time.
All donations made to this GoFundMe page will be equally distributed to Carlos, Ricky and Alba.
The team at GoFundMe advises that some additional information is provided relative to this campaign:
-Who I am: My name is Rob Hobek and I live in Cincinnati, OH.
-My relationship to the parties these for which these funds are being raised: I am a co-worker of Carlos, Ricky and Alba.
-How the funds will be spent: It will be up to Carlos, Ricky and Alba to spend the funds as they see fit. Some of the losses they incurred as a result of the storm include: clothing, appliances, furnitire and vehicles.
-How the funds will get from the campaign to the beneficiaries: I've been advised that the funds cannot be split three ways and sent directly to Carlos, Ricky and Alba. As such, I will withdraw the funds, split them three ways and send them to the beneficiaries via money order.
- Albert Saavedra
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more