Bob & Shirley Shaw--Devastated by Hurricane Harvey

For: Bob & Shirley (and their dogs!)
Houston, TX
Organizer: Keith Drake
Bob & Shirley Shaw--Devastated by Hurricane Harvey (Bob & Shirley (and their dogs!))
$3,760
of $12,000 goal.
Raised by 36 donors
31% Complete

The Story

Bob and his wife Shirley were devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Their home took on 4 feet of water, destroying furniture, a computer, clothes -- much of their possessions. Both vehicles were declared a total loss.

Bob is the "neighborhood floor guy." He has remodeled many homes in our neighborhood, applying his craft to flooring and tile for many years. Bob is 70+ years old and still works with an admirable work ethic. He replaced ~1,800 sq. ft. of flooring in our home a couple years ago. By himself. No help.

He is a devout Christian. He is like family to many of us in our neighborhood.

Bob has begun the cleanup and repair process, doing the work himself. As a result he is unable to work for paying customers -- this will continue for quite a while.

Your generous donation will help Bob and Shirley through an extremely challenging time in their lives.

Thanks so much for caring and helping us here in the Houston area.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 10, 2017

Posted on September 10, 2017

I saw Bob again yesterday and showed him this donation webpage - the first time he's seen it. I briefly told him who all of the generous donors are: people I've know all my life (or at least all their lives!), people I've never met, people I see every day, people I haven't seen for years/decades. He was overcome with emotion and gratitude. Thanks to all of  you so very much for providing Bob and Shirley with a tremendous amount of comfort and caring!


Posted on September 6, 2017

Posted on September 6, 2017

I saw Bob a couple of times yesterday for the first time face-to-face. He told me, "Keith, we simply don't know where to begin ..." He and his family spent most of yesterday trying to salvage what they can from their home and moving into our neighborhood. 

He asked me to thank everyone who has contributed to this fundraiser and offering prayers for him family. PLEASE continue to pray for everyone here in Houston--we are just beginning the recovery process and the healing process is still a long way off for many, including Bob and Shirley.

Thanks and God Bless ... Keith 


Posted on September 4, 2017

Posted on September 4, 2017

I learned about an hour ago that Bob and his family need to leave their home -- mold is beginning to invade his home already. It may need to be demolished -- too soon to tell. They will stay with a family 3 houses down the street. Thanks to those who donated already -- and please share the link to this fundraiser ... thanks!

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