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The general manger of Comfort Inn and Suites has gone out her way to help people from Houston by trying to get them what they need.

People in Houston are now having to call Carthage Texas home for the next week.

16 families and 20 kids are staying at the Comfort Inn and Suites off highway 59.

 “All these families coming in this weekend and I had 20 kids running having nothing to do and my first thing was to ask family and friends to bring in coloring books and colors, from there Carthage has been amazing,” said general manager Amanda Treat.

All the support  started from one Facebook post by the general manger Amanda Treat.

Asking for  donations: kid toys, food and water, clothing.

Treat says “we had a couple that needed clothes, we have a ten month old so we needed diapers we need formula.”

Since the Facebook post yesterday donations have been coming in all morning.

One family say’s the stay has been nice but they’re missing home.

 Harvey survivor Natasha Brown says, “don’t get us wrong we are comfortable where we at but there is no place like home.”  

They originally came to the area for a family reunion that ended Sunday but on the way home they where told to turn around.

“The surrounding area like 45 ..1960 is completely under water ..59 Kingwood drive is completely under water everything is just completely under water … It’s just terrible right now.”

They didn’t think the storm would get so bad.

“I don’t think everyone took it very seriously and I might be one of them too and we just really didn’t think it was going to hit us this hard,” Brown said.

Even though they are safe family members are still in Houston.

Harvey survivor Tyesia Shelton said, “like yesterday we couldn’t find my grandma and we finally found her and its just like really stressful.”

The sisters are glad to be safe.

“But we can be in a worse situation so we just have to thank god for that that god we safe,” Shelton said.

The general manger has helped register people with FEMA but they still need donations to get through the weekend and next week.

If you would like to donate you can drop off at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Carthage Texas.

 

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