Many ‘helping hands’ — Mormons and others — make light work after hurricane hits Texas

11 Sep , 2017 Sports

As Hurricane Harvey recently wreaked havoc on Texas, my big-hearted friend Rachel Konishi knew she had to help. Her friend, Brendan Holmes, and his brother, Spencer, felt the same way.

I was dealing with some personal struggles and had time off, so I thought it’d be a good idea to stop feeling sorry for myself and join them in assisting people who were struggling a lot more than me.

Our time in the Victoria, Texas, area ended up being an incredibly rewarding experience for all involved.

“Thank you so much. We can’t express with words how blessed we feel.” — Eva

Rachel (@hobocita) became friends on Twitter with Texas transplant Graig Warner (@BluCougTX) through their mutual love of BYU sports. Rachel was looking for a place to go volunteer, and Graig explained that his area had been hit hard by Harvey and could use our help. A couple of days later, we loaded up Brendan’s truck with cleaning supplies, tools, drinks, food and some willing and able bodies, and headed south. Graig and his wife Jamie generously opened up their home, their pantry and their hearts to the four of us for five days. The Holmes’ relatives in Lubbock graciously allowed us to crash …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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