I am writing this to appeal to your better angels. This hurricane hit the small town of Rockport, TX on it's first day at 140 mph. Rain fell for the next week plus. My granddaughter and family live there two blocks from the beach. She lost half her roof, all the cupboards in the kitchen, rugs, clothing, linens,wet plaster and drywall throughout. And , of course, all the furniture. She is back home living in the two dry bedrooms without water, sewer, or electricity with her two young children (6 & 10). She and her husband, John, separated earlier this year which just adds to her distress. Fortunately, she evacuated to San Antonio, before Rockport got hit, thanks to her mother- in-law. Also, fortunately, John is a carpenter, who will be able to help with repairs. He got the plywood on windows before it was hit. But now comes the repairs and the expense. Of course, she is one without insurance.
Her dad, my son, Matt, bought her a large generator, so she will be able to have a refer and hot plates to cook on. But so much more to do. First of all the roof............
Many of us when we hear about these tragedies, don't know how to help. My eyes fill with tears with the TV pictures of all the streets in Houston lined with household furniture and treasures from the past. Rockport and Corpus Christie got the hurricane force, Houston got the floods. Our church in RM had a collection at masses for the victims of Harvey if you are interested. Or if you are able, I am asking for help for Becky Brennan Peres and her children.
I am collecting funds to help them and would most appreciate your help. A check to me or made out to Becky would be wonderful and a blessing. Her repairs will easily be $10 to 20,000.
Please accept this letter in the spirit with which I write. With a prayer in my heart for all of you, I ask for this help--any amount at all would be great and much appreciated.