Chris and Jessica Chicago live in Kingwood, TX. Chris is the program director at. Houston based Christian radio station, and Jessica is a stay at home mom to Aiden (9), Callie (4), and Finn (2).
Being north of Houston and over an hour from the coast, the Chicagos never imagined that their second story apartment would be in any real danger from the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. On Saturday, the rain began to fall, on Monday they lost power to their building, and when they awoke on Tuesday, they found that the first floor of their apartment had flooded completely.
Their initial decision was to try to stay put and wait for the waters to recede, but when the Coast Guard advised them that if they chose to stay, they'd be on their own for several days without help, they chose to evacuate. They loaded up a few backpacks and were boated away by the Coast Guard. You may have seen them on the CBS evening news last night!
For now, they are safe and dry with a coworker's family, but they have a long road ahead of them. They have no idea when, or even if, they will be able to return to their apartment. At the time of evacuation their unit was still dry, but the condition of the building is undetermined.
Your donation will help to keep them fed and clothed until they can return for their things. It will also help them pay for lodging as they determine where they will live for the time being.
Thank you for your love, prayers, and support!