Showing Grace Despite Disaster

Texas Gulf Coast American Red Cross

Story and photo by: Jay Bonafede, American Red Cross
“I really appreciate you guys!”

Devastating flooding in her hometown of Bon Weir, Texas has forced Lisa Lathan to evacuate her home not once, but twice in the past two weeks. The first time, she almost didn’t make it out in time.

“I was lying in bed; my son woke me up and said, ‘you’re going to float away!’ He’s always joking,” Lathan said. “But when I got outside, the water was already up to my knees.”

Lisa’s son used a four-wheeler to help her get out and brought her to stay at her niece’s house. Two days later, continued flooding forced them to evacuate that area as well. Lisa has been staying with her sister. As she begins the long recovery process, Lathan visited a

DR-833-16-_1_032316.jpgLisa Lathan of Bon Weir, Texas, thanks Red Cross volunteer Becky Tiles from Wisconsin for…

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