A Katy organization and numerous volunteers came together to renovate a home for two brothers who lost their parents.
KATY, Texas – A Katy organization and numerous volunteers came together to renovate a home for two brothers who lost their parents.
“I love it,” said Jaylan Gray. “I’m speechless, way more than we asked for. Completely grateful.”
Twenty-two-year-old Jaylan and his brother Julian, 12, got a tour of their newly renovated home on Friday.
The last few years have been tough after both of their parents and grandfather passed away.
Jaylan promised his mother he would take care of Julian.
“[I] try my best to keep him in check, make sure he doesn’t get in trouble, and make sure he’s loved,” said Jaylan.
Their previous home was severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey and the 2021 freeze.
“At one point, I was just done with the house. I was ready to sell it at one point. It was too much weight on my shoulders. I couldn’t do it,” said Jaylan.
Disaster rebuild organization, Katy Responds, and countless volunteers stepped in to help.
“There’s just no way they could’ve lived in it and probably would’ve never fixed it,” said Executive Director Ron Peters.