Houston Flood Update

We have been providing assistance to families in Houston who have lost so much in recent floods.

Houston Flooding Update

If you have been following the news and our work recently, you will know that we have been responding to the massive flooding in Houston, Texas.  We have been responding for several weeks and have been able to provide more than $1.4 Million in critical relief to families in need.

We want to take a moment to share with you a few of the families’ stories during this crisis.  These are families we have been able to reach because of your support of Gleaning For The World.
This is Wade and his wife. They have lived in their home for the last 65 years. They lived outside of the flood plains and have never had an issue. They had good homeowners’ insurance, but didn’t think they needed flood insurance because it had never been an issue anywhere near their home. When the storm hit, their home was flooded with 4 feet of water. Now, volunteers are helping to repair their home with construction supplies provided by Gleaning.

This is Wade and his wife. They have lived in their home for the last 65 years. They lived outside of the flood plains and have never had an issue. They had good homeowners’ insurance, but didn’t think they needed flood insurance because it had never been an issue anywhere near their home. When the storm hit, their home was flooded with 4 feet of water. Now, volunteers are helping to repair their home with construction supplies provided by Gleaning.

This is Teatta and her daughter. They had insurance, including flood insurance. FEMA denied them aid because they had flood insurance. Then, they filed a claim with their insurance company. However, the Post Office recently reorganized the street numbers and denied her claim based on the grounds that the address of the home insured was not the same address of the damaged home. We were able to provide tiling supplies to help rebuild their home.

This is Teatta and her daughter. They had insurance, including flood insurance. FEMA denied them aid because they had flood insurance. Then, they filed a claim with their insurance company. However, the Post Office recently reorganized the street numbers and insurance denied her claim based on the grounds that the address of the home insured was not the same address of the damaged home. We were able to provide tiling supplies to help rebuild their home.

The man on the back of the truck is Steve. Tragically, he became a single father when he lost his wife to cancer only a few months ago. Like so many families, he did not have flood insurance because there had never been an issue before. When the Sabine River came out of its banks at record levels, his house was flooded. Like the other families, we are providing construction supplies to help them rebuild.

The man on the back of the truck is Steve. Tragically, he became a single father when he lost his wife to cancer only a few months ago. Like so many families, he did not have flood insurance because there had never been an issue before. When the Sabine River came out of its banks at record levels, his house was flooded. Like the other families, we are providing construction supplies to help them rebuild.





 

This is still an ongoing crisis and we are continuing to respond.  Your support will continue to help families just like these get back on their feet after the most trying time of their life.  Please consider making a financial gift to help these hardworking, American families rebuild after such a horrible disaster.

 

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