Russell and Gayla Bentley Flood Relief Fund

For: Russell and Gayla Bentley
Houston, TX
Organizer: Jane Carlton Hall
Russell and Gayla Bentley Flood Relief Fund (Russell and Gayla Bentley)
of $50,000 goal
18% Complete
Raised by 68 donors

The Story

On Sunday, August 27th, the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey entered Russell and Gayla’s home of 27 years. The water was waist deep and rising fast. They waited for the Coast Guard to rescue them and their dog Skipper. All of us who know and love Gayla and Russell have seen their generosity in sharing their home and financial resources to anyone in need. In one day, the Bentleys lost both of their cars, saw the destruction of the interior of their home, and lost most of their furniture and personal belongings. As they were not in a high flood risk neighborhood, they did not have flood insurance. This fund will provide financial assistance for Gayla and Russell as they face the daunting task of repairing their home. This is an opportunity for family, friends, and colleagues to bless the Bentleys in their time of need.

For those who would like to mail in their donation, please make checks payable to Russell and Gayla Bentley and mail to them c/o Carlton Hall, Inc., 11152 Westheimer Rd. #1113, Houston, TX  77042.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 18, 2017

Posted on September 18, 2017

Thanks to all the volunteers that have helped us get through the past week. One week ago, we were able enter the house and begin the massive cleanup and demolition of all of the walls that were saturated with the flood water.  Major thanks to Jeanne and James Ruberti for spearheading the project and for helping us coordinate the volunteers in the clean up.  A special thanks for Second Baptist Church in Katy who brought in an awesome team of volunteers on Friday from CHC Helicopter Company.   And to the many others who showed up and helped sort and clean and pack, fed us, and were there to make our task a bit easier--thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  You can see some new pictures showing our progress!   Thanks to each of you who have donated time, love, prayers and donations of money and of supplies to help us get back on our feet.  We are blessed to have you in our lives.

Posted on September 11, 2017

Posted on September 11, 2017

Update 9 10-17 

Russell and Gayla want to thank all of you for your outpouring of love and prayers as they begin cleaning up the aftermath left by Hurricane Harvey.  After 14 long days, the waters receded, and they were able to finally to get in the house. has provided a platform for the family and friends to follow the journey of the Bentleys, and thus we have posted a few photos of today’s visit.  Just a note, that there is no charge for making a donation on this platform, but a small bank processing fee of 2.9%, plus a .30 transaction fee is deducted from your donation.  Thank you for your kindness.  God bless!

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