Family gathers supplies for flood evacuees
I feel abundantly blessed as we have been unscathed by recent calamities in my home state. As I concoct delicious cuisine in the comfort of my own dry kitchen, I have pondered over difficulties that some of my fellow Texans have endured as Hurricane Harvey has stormed in, followed by an unprecedented amount of rain and flooding. Here’s an article that I wrote today for the Austin-American Statesman regarding some Good Samaritans who found a way to help.
There has been an outpouring of kindness with good souls providing for evacuees from the floods in Texas–people who have been gathering water, blankets, pillows, diapers, snacks and more.
When Candida Bennett and Linda Dyches made arrangements to pick up the truck to transport these immediate essential needs, the local U-Haul dealer offered the lowest discount possible.
Bennett expressed her utmost gratitude for her home being narrowly spared from the floods.
She and family members prayed that her house would be fine. Even though 10 inches of rain was expected on the evening when water got within 2 feet of their home, they only got 2 inches in her area.
Friends helped the family be able to give back to others who weren’t so lucky.
Bennett and her friend, Kari Clark, made the trek today to deliver the goods that were gathered within six hours of spreading the word.
The United Way in Brookshire, Texas, will receive and distribute all the items that were collected.
The loading crew included top left to right, Karen Hyatt, Rob Clark, Kari Clark, Candida Bennett, Linda Dyches. Bottom row helpers are Cameron Kaley, Kristen Duke and Jenna Bennett.