LATEST E-News: November 2017
Lost, and grateful, at the same time
A week after Harvey, Cristina found herself sleeping on the floor of a friend's apartment with her husband and son. In the past week, she'd watched the rising floodwaters claim first her car, then their apartment and almost everything in it. She and her family had left their neighborhood on a boat piloted by three community-minded men from San Antonio.
And now here she was, lying on the floor of her friend's small apartment in the darkness, wondering what would happen next - feeling lost, and grateful, at the same time.
But Cristina had a support system standing ready to help her.
Cristina had you.
Read the rest of Cristina's story - so far. And look for an update on her and her family's progress in your mailbox soon.
News for November:
- We hope you're planning to join us at Around the World! We want it to be the biggest and best yet and it just won't be the same without you;
- Report your Harvey volunteer hours and help the city claim funding;
- Special thank you to tutors, plus an opportunity to invite your friends; and
- Calling all matching gifts to finish out the year!
Your kindness holds many families firm. Your unhesitating willingness to provide a lifeline to your neighbors is a crucial part of what makes this city strong.
Melanie Fisk, MSW, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Literacy Advance of Houston
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