2 Buildings sustained major damage at the Palms of Westheimer at 6425 Westheimer at Briargrove. The buildings house at least 42 apartment units.
"There's people crying. There's people have babies, holding their kids," said one resident who was told to evacuate her building. "My heart is like racing really fast. And adrenaline rush, not a good feeling."
"I fear for my life more than my material stuff, I can buy that again. I fear for my life and my brothers. I knocked on several doors to get other people out too 'cause they didn't know," a resident said. "I called the complex they said Welcome To Palms, and now I don't know if my pet is OK, my stuff. And I just got a bunch of stuff for Christmas."
According to the Red Cross, about 30 families (about 70 people), were not able to get into their apartments. All of them have found a place to stay overnight, so no shelter was opened up in Houston.
"Everybody got out alive and not injured. So, you know that's all that matters,"
Lifestyles Unlimited has created this GoFundMe campaign to raise money and hopefully put the joy back into those who lost everything this holiday season. With the money raised, it will be split amongst the displaced to replace Christmas presents, clothing, and houselhold goods. Anything you are able to give is greatly appreciated.
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