Help needed after Hurricane Harvey

$14,667 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 119 people in 21 months
Created September 7, 2017
My name is Jana Welch, and I live in Brooklyn, New York. I was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas, which will always be home to me. Hurricane Harvey recently hit Port Arthur and nearby cities and towns with rain waters and winds that turned streets into rushing rivers and destroyed homes and lives. My sister Laura lives in Port Arthur. Our family home where she lives was flooded. She lost almost everything; car, wheelchair. appliances, clothes, shoes, furniture and the use of her home. Laura is living in temporary housing with her 13 year old son, who has Muscular Dystrophy, and her 19 year old daughter who is working her way through college. Laura is preparing to rebuild her life, but the road ahead will not be easy. I am asking for your help as she starts over. I love Laura; she is my baby sister. I want to help her get back on her feet as quickly as possible.
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On this special day for expressing gratitude, I wanted to acknowledge your generosity and say THANK YOU! Your donation, words of support and kindness during such a difficult time for my sister Laura and her family, brought hope.

Laura and her family have not been able to return to their home, but with promise and prayers, they will celebrate the next holiday there.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Always in appreciation,

Jana
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Thanks to you, your networks and our collective communities, we have surpassed our goal. Given the damage and the amount of rebuilding we originally estimated, we set a goal that I felt was conservative but attainable. But please know that whatever amount we give Laura , she will use to help rebuild her home and her life.

I am new to this and am actually not very good at asking for stuff, so I, along with my sister Laura, are sincerely touched by the prayers, support and generosity we have received.

Peace and Appreciation Always,

Jana and Laura
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$14,667 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 119 people in 21 months
Created September 7, 2017
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