My wife and I live in Port Aransas, and like most everyone in the town have significant property damage. We evacuated safely with our kids and pets and a few possessions, but didn't expect to come back to the devastation we did. We are lucky, our house is standing, although waterlogged. We lost half our roof to the winds and our entire ground floor garage & storage to about 4 foot of sea water. My son lost his entire room, incuding his bed, clothes, video games, everything. We raise our kids and live and work in this town and love it dearly. We are trying to cover over $9k in deductibles for insurance, plus many of our furnishings and belongings that were ruined inside, plus everything on the ground floor and garage (since flood insurance only covers our pilings and a/c, we found out). We haven't even begun the hard repair process and will have to find temporary housing for another 2 months while our home is rebuilt. Any help is dearly appreciated. The town has been so blessed with so many volunteers bringing food and water and some man power (see one of our photos of some wonderful volunteers from Austin that helped us clean out the remains of our garage!), but we continue to need help. Thanks to everyone!
- Pamela James
- JoeMary Holland
Organizer and beneficiary
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