Deserving Hurricane Harvey victim Surprised with nearly $3,000 Check
CBS Houston | Texas (October 2017) – After Hurricane Harvey destroyed her Houston home, Lucia Flores, a Mexican immigrant and single mother of two, has been desperate for a miracle. And on Tuesday, October 3rd, she unexpectedly received thousands of dollars from an unexpected source.
Our Town America, a national new mover marketing company with a local representative in Houston, recently raised nearly $3,000 through a Hurricane Harvey Facebook fundraiser. The company donated the money to a local Houston partnered business, Shipley’s Do-Nuts, who suffered flooding damage during the storm.
Here’s the catch – local Shipley’s owner, Mike Simon, didn’t take a dime. He, along with Our Town America beside him gave it all to Lucia – a devoted employee who has worked for Simon for years. Simon teamed up with local Our Town America franchise owners, Clint Finch and Mitchell Saulsberry, to surprise her with the check on Tuesday, October 3rd at the local Shipley’s store (located at 12403 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX, 77077).
Few people deserve good news as much as Lucia. She has been raising her two kids (21-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter) on her own and, without renter’s insurance, lost everything when Hurricane Harvey flooded her home up to her waist.
Watch video below for the emotional moment as two local business owners present Lucia Flores with a much-needed check and something much more – a reminder that those closest to her recognize and admire her for being a wonderful and devoted mother doing her best under impossible circumstances.
**This story was also featured on CW Houston & ABC Houston.