Source: Chron / Annette Baird
When Alicia Tema’s northwest Houston rental home flooded after the April 18 deluge, she and her two children lost everything. Fortunately, they were able to move in with Tema’s older daughter, but the full-time babysitter did not have flood insurance and had to start from scratch.
She turned to the agency, Memorial Assistance Ministries in Spring Branch, that had helped her once before and was met with nothing but kindness and care.
“I don’t know where I would be right now if it wasn’t for them,” Tema said. “When I sought help, they never said no to anything.”
Tema received vouchers to buy furniture and help with rent, allowing her to find some semblance of order and eventually move back into her home.
Tema’s was one of the almost 100 families that MAM, located at 1625 Blalock Road, was able to assist following the devastating floods, thanks to donations from the community that exceeded the nonprofit’s $25,000 fundraiser goal for flood victims.