Your support directly aided a family who needed a little help to keep their kids healthy in the wake of Harvey
Want to feel good about your donation to UAF? Check out these picture from Landeros family in SE Houston, a perfect example of the kinds of people you helped.
The Landeros home was flooded in Hurricane Harvey- they didn’t have flood insurance because, like so many other families they believed they were safe from a catastrophe.
The father, Alfredo was already exhausted working from two jobs and had little time and money to remediate the dangerous mold that started to spread after the flood water receded. But the smell of mold became overwhelming; the family had to move quickly to avoid getting sick, especially with a 4-month old baby in the home.
“The smell of mold became overwhelming; the family needed to move quickly to avoid getting sick, especially with a 4-month old baby in the home.”
United Aid Foundation provided moldicide spray and offered help with tearing out the ruined walls and appliances. Alfredo and his son Edgar worked through several sleepless nights and soon the home was cleared.
“I was really proud of them,” said Cenovio Villa, UAF board member who coordinates our home reconstruction projects. “Like all of us they want their kids to be happy and healthy and they did what they had to do.”
UAF donated new cabinets, refrigerator, stove and a microwave. Cenovio and volunteers installed everything the week before Christmas, along with six other families that needed Somali aid.
The new kitchen is beautiful. But even more important, Alfredo, his wife Yvonne, and Edgar, Lesley Yamileth, Stephanie and little Avery Aylin can get back to life after Hurricane Harvey without fear their home will make them ill.
Thanks to all who made it possible.