Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund

by American Homeless Families Foundation
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Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund
Small bedroom new walls, paint and walkin closet
Small bedroom new walls, paint and walkin closet

Thanks to you the Hatthorn's damaged electrical panel, disconnect, outlets, switches and wiring has been replaced. The inspection was approved and is ready for farther repairs.

All the damaged drywall has been demo'd and replaced with new drywall. Which has been textured, primed and painted. The family/game room damaged drywall was replaced with drywall, tin and wood plank.

Richard Steed, owner of Caliber Electric, gave us a discounted price in honor of this Veteran. 

Tim Weeks, owner of C.Link Construction, also gave us a discounted price in honor of this Veteran. And pledged to give a discounted price on the kitchen, bathrooms and flooring for the rest of the house.

Throughout the time that these repairs were made, I recorded the work being done, so that you can see everything that has been done because of your donations. We could not have done this without your help. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Please watch the video to see your donations at work.

The kitchen/bathroom cabinets and flooring still need to be replaced. Therefore, the Hatthorn's still need your help. Please donate and share with family and friends.

God Bless You!

Cheryl

Amelia's room-new computer area, walls and paint
Amelia's room-new computer area, walls and paint
Family/Game room-New walls, tin and planks
Family/Game room-New walls, tin and planks

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Drywall replaced in all 3 bedrooms and hallways
Drywall replaced in all 3 bedrooms and hallways

Your donations have replaced Gordon and Tiana's appliances and drywall on the walls and ceilings in all 3 bedrooms, hallways, entrance way and living room. The Methodist Disaster Relief Team of Kansas City, Kansas volunteered to hang, mud and tape the drywall in Gordon's home. The Methodist Disaster Relief Team will continue to work (collaborate) with the American Homeless Families Foundation to complete the repairs needed in Gordon's home. 

Gordon's Mom and Dad wanted to say Thank You to the American Homeless Families Foundation and the volunteers for helping their son replace the appliances and drywall, so they cooked up a lot of fresh catfish (that he caught himself), fries, hushpuppies and coleslaw. After the fish fry, their 14 year old daughter, Amelia gave a heartfelt speech that had everyone in the room crying. She said "I know I'm only 14 years old and I don't really know what's going on. But I do know that I have walls now. Oh my God I'm going to cry." With tears rolling down her face she continued to say "I want to Thank all of you for helping my family. We can't do it ourselves, we don't know how. So I want to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart!"

Our next task is to replace the electrical panel, add an outside disconnect, replace all recepticles and switches to bring the house back into code compliance. Then we need to replace all the cabinets and drywall in the kitchen and bathrooms. After that we will replace the flooring and paint all the walls and ceilings. 

With the help of the Methodists volunteer team, we are keeping costs as low as possible, which makes your donations go a lot farther in the completion of Gordon's home repairs.

In order for us to continue the repairs on Gordon, Tiana and Amelia's home, we ask that you donate and watch the video's in our next report, of your donations at work. Your donations are bringing tears of happiness to Gordon, Tiana and Amelia's face. Just knowing that you cared enough about them to donate to help them repair their Harvey Ravaged home has given them a new found respect of human kindness that they have never experienced before. Tiana says "All that you have done has been a great blessing, we never could have done this by ourselves, Thank You!"

Please donate and ask your friends to donate, so that we can complete the repairs on this Hurricane Harvey Ravaged Home.

Awaiting your donations so that we can continue to move forward on these repairs.

Thank You!

Drywall replaced in living room
Drywall replaced in living room
Gordon's Mom and Dad frying fish for volunteers
Gordon's Mom and Dad frying fish for volunteers
14 yr old Amelia gives heartfelt thank you speech
14 yr old Amelia gives heartfelt thank you speech
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Gordon's home after Hurricane Harvey
Gordon's home after Hurricane Harvey

I spoke with Gordon, wife Tiana and daughter Amelia. Gordon is a Desert Storm Veteran that works for the Danbury, TX post office. Tiana was working at a small local company when Hurricane Harvey hit, but has been unable to return to work, due to a lack of business. And Amelia is a typical 14 year old that loves to play softball, her favorite position is pitcher. 

Before Hurricane Harvey this family was living a comfortable happy life. Since Hurricane Havey, their world has been turned upside down. Without the help of Tiana's income, Gordon's income is tapped out paying all the bills. Now struggling paycheck to paycheck. 

Gordon applied for FEMA assistance immediately after Harvey. FEMA has inspected their home 2 times already, but on November 17th FEMA informed Gordon that the first 2 inspections were not done correctly. They are now waiting on the 3rd inspector to show up and it's been 3 months already.

This is the story of just one family of many.

It's your gifts that show you care! Please give!

Amelia's water damaged dresser
Amelia's water damaged dresser
This families water damaged things trashed
This families water damaged things trashed
Gordon, Tiana and Amelia
Gordon, Tiana and Amelia
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Neighborhood completely flooded
Neighborhood completely flooded

During the first few weeks after Hurricane Harvey we delivered food and water.

It has been 11 weeks (77 days) since Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey. We found the Hatthorn's in Danbury, TX, living in their Harvey flooded home after demolition. They are unable to get help because Gordon, a Desert Storm and Gulf War Veteran, still has his job at the local post office. But doesn't have $53,678 in savings to pay for his home repairs. Many of the Hatthorn's neighbors took out loans of over $100,000 from the SBA, this amount was established by the SBA in order to receive the loan to make the repairs. The Hatthorn's household income is too low to repay a loan of this sort. They are barely making it paycheck to paycheck right now. 

On August 28, 2017, during Hurricane Harvey, the bayou 2 miles from the Hatthorn's home in Danbury, Texas overflowed. Flooding the whole neighborhood including the Hatthorn's home. During the flood, Gordon and Tiana worked frantically to get everything (they possibly could) up at least 2 feet off the floor. They even had to push their vehicles to higher ground, so they could save them from the flood. Since then the water receeded and the Hatthorn's began the cleanup process. Demolition of the bottom 4 feet of insullation and drywall, cabinets, doors, flooring, furniture, appliances, electronics, clothing and more have been done with the help of neighbor's and the church. FEMA came out and did their evaluation...yet as of today, the Hatthorn's have received nothing from FEMA.  

Please watch The Hatthorn's video on YouTube here.

The Hatthorn's do not live in the 500 year flood plain, therefore, they did not have flood insurance. Gordon is a Desert Storm and Gulf War Veteran that works for the post office in Danbury. And his wife Tiana was working before Hurricane Harvey but is still unable to go back to work due to limited business at her place of work. Their daughter Amelia is 14 years old. 

Last week I went to the Hatthorn's home and recorded the damage...

Please watch the video of the damage to The Hatthorn's home here. 

As you can see in the video, up to 4 feet of the drywall, insullation, cabinet doors, appliances, interior and exterior doors and the majority of their flooring was damaged. Thankfully the ceramic tile seems to be ok.  

Your donations helped...We were able to replace their appliances...

New 25 cu. ft. Side-by-side Refrigerator

New Heavy Duty Washer
New Dishwasher installed

However, they still need the kitchen and bathroom cabinets, insullation, drywall, flooring and doors replaced. Estimated repair cost $53,678.

Can you help a Veteran rebuild his home?


You can make the Hatthorn's Christmas a wonderful one! Please give!

Donate and share with your friends and on all your social networks. Help us get the word out. 

Flood water around the Hatthorn's home
Flood water around the Hatthorn's home
Water in the hallway
Water in the hallway
Looking out the front door after Harvey
Looking out the front door after Harvey
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American Homeless Families Foundation

Location: Jefferson, TX - USA
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