Hurricane Harvey stands as the first hurricane of 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season and the most destructive storm in Texas History. Becoming a Category 4 just before landfall near Rockport, TX it is estimated to have claimed the lives of 48 human souls. Recovery is estimated to take years and upwards of 160 billion dollars in damages. Amongst this horrible disaster, our city has shown such strength, resilience and beauty for humankind. I stand proud to be a Native Houstonian and an American. I have never felt so overwhelmed with emotions ranging from fright to pure joy and comfort knowing we have so many heroes amongst us. Our Newscaster’s placed their lives in danger, not only to inform the general public of current situations, but also set their microphones down to rescue people from windows and rooftops, assist the elderly onto their boats, deliver babies, and share water out of a bottle cap…wink wink. We had people from all over the states load and gear up with their boats and any extra supplies; drive towards the torrential rains and flooded streets. They saved everyone and every animal they came across. First responders from all over the state didn’t see their families for days at a time. Team Rubicon, American Red Cross, Volunteers, and even victims have been helping in any way they can. The outpour of food and supplies for those that lost everything is simply unimaginable. There aren’t enough words to express the gratitude and overwhelming emotions. Texas, Thank you! Thank you for saving humanity. This tragedy brought so many people of different backgrounds, color, and beliefs together. We were one…we are one…we are humankind.
Us here at Joe the Plumber, LLC, want to assist and help rebuild this amazing city we call home. We are donating a portion of our profits to the Red Cross and we will continue to do this for as long as help is needed. Our plumbers, employees and ourselves where very fortunate to not be directly affected by this force of nature and we want to help as much as we can.