Georgia family gives RV to strangers whose Cinco Ranch home flooded
HOUSTON – A canoe carried Jenn Dulaney’s three kids out of their Cinco Ranch neighborhood after Hurricane Harvey.
She said this is the second time that a home her family has lived in has flooded.
She quickly shared a message on Facebook as the water came up.
Dulaney wrote that they had basically made it out, but they didn't know about their stuff.
She also asked for prayers.
She said that at about the same time, about 700 miles away in Georgia, Shane Sullards’ family and friends packed up their recreational vehicle with water and food, and started a 22-hour drive.
The Sullards knew they were going to help someone, but they were not sure who.
"Started this way not knowing still who this camper was going to go to," Sullards said.
By FaceTime, Sullards told KPRC 2, "If roles were reversed, we'd hope somebody would do the same for us."
Friends, Facebook and faith connected Dulaney’s family of five with the Sullards’ family of five. All of the children are about the same age.
Dulaney said the Sullards’ children wanted to give their home on wheels to a family much like theirs.
Dulaney said Sullard contacted her and said, "We think that you're the one. Can we meet with you?"
"I said absolutely," Dulaney said she replied.
The Sullards gave the RV to the Dulaneys forever.
However, the Dulaneys plan to pay it forward and eventually give it to someone else who needs a home. They were not sure how long recovery will take. The Dunlaneys said their flood insurance had not yet taken effect.
For now, the RV is parked in the driveway of Dulaney’s sister. It is home for Jenn, her husband and their three kids after the children return from spending time with family in Oklahoma. A tiny home from a family with a huge heart.
Dulaney said, "I believe the lesson in all of this is God is good. And that we've seen the people, to use the word flood in, really there is no other word than that, flood in. They didn't care about the color of the skin. They didn't care about any of that. People came to help their neighbors in need. People that you don't even know."
Sullards said, "We try to teach our kids to be selfless and givers. Not selfish and takers. So when you see needs and can meet them, do it."
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