All’s good, Nicole Richert kept saying as she and her husband were “hanging out” and “relaxing” with 16 strangers and six dogs in their Houston-area home days after Hurricane Harvey’s deluge and flooding.
“We were just headed to the gas station when my aunt called, and she was looking for a lady named Judy who had been airboated out of her neighborhood,” Richert told the Southern Baptist Texan. She and her husband Trent had just pulled into the very Shell station where her aunt had told them to find the woman and her husband.
“When we found her we realized . . . that all these other people had nowhere to go,” she recounted. A bus was transporting evacuees to a local school that had not yet opened to provide shelter.
“We said, ‘Who needs a home?’ That was it.”
Richert serves as children’s minister at Fairfield Baptist Church in Cypress, Texas, where first responders have been offered a respite area. Some neighborhoods experienced 6 to 8 feet of flooding in houses, and churches in the area are coordinating how to meet ongoing needs.
“We’re just trying to see what to do…Continue Reading