Family helps flooded community build lives again after Hurricane Harvey
HOUSTON – "Take a look at this house right here. They have a tent. That's where they're living right now,” said Jenny Moore, as she walked down the street in the Lakewood community of northeast Houston.
“This is complete and utter devastation. To me, it's just, it's mind-boggling," Moore said.
She and her family have strong ties to the community and now they are working to save it.
"These people feel forgotten. And I was at this house yesterday and cried with the homeowner and she said 'Nobody cares about us,'” Moore said.
Moore worked to make sure residents in Lakewood know they can get help. Their soaked belongings line the streets.
A new, no-frills website, www.relieflist.com, connects those who need help.
"It's about basic needs that people have. And, literally, someone can find someone on there,” said Justin Keller, of Circle Fifty Creative in Houston.
He created the website. It asks for basic contact information and for what you need or can provide to someone in your neighborhood, based on zip code.
"I would talk to people here at the office,” Keller said. “They'd say, 'I want to help. I just don't know where.' It's not that they don't want to help. They just don't know where to get started."
In Lakewood, Moore helps connect people in the neighborhood to other resources. It’s a people-to-people connection that makes Houston strong with the help of neighbors.
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