Families in Huntsville and Surrounding Areas Require Assistance Following Devastating Floods

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Call to Action: Help Needed for Flood Victims throughout Walker and Trinity Counties

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Families in Huntsville and the surrounding communities are in urgent need of help following severe flooding that occurred late Sunday night and continued into early Monday morning. The heavy rainfall led to significant water levels that washed away part of FM 2989 near Harmon Creek in Walker County, causing widespread damage.

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reported at least 12 water rescues were conducted overnight as emergency services responded to the storm’s intense conditions. The flooding has left many families displaced and in dire need of support as they cope with the aftermath.

Community members who wish to assist can provide help in several ways listed below:

Nate and Anna Peake tragically lost everything in the flood that occurred early Monday morning. Their home, cars, animals, and nearly all their belongings were devastated when waters rose up to the windows of their mobile home, reaching approximately 7 feet deep. Emergency rescues were necessary at 2 AM. Immediate provisions have been coordinated to assist them, but this is just the beginning of the necessary support. They have arranged temporary accommodation for the next few weeks and the use of a vehicle for two weeks.

Monday afternoon, arrangements were made for shopping trips to acquire essential clothing, baby needs, toiletries, and food to help the Peake family start to rebuild their lives. Initial costs for these necessities are being covered.

The community is called upon to consider ways to support the Peake family as they navigate this challenging time. The call for help extends throughout the community to bolster the collective support for the family.

Here are the critical areas where assistance is needed:

Prayer & Love: The Peake family needs continued prayers and community support during this time.
Housing: Temporary housing is in place for the next few weeks; the long-term situation remains uncertain.
Car: A vehicle is available for the family’s use for the next two weeks, with subsequent arrangements yet to be determined.
Clothing & Toiletries: Efforts are currently underway to provide these essential items.
Donations: Donations are being accepted to support the Peake family’s recovery. Monetary donations should be specifically marked for “The Peake Family.” Non-monetary contributions are also welcomed.
Gift Cards: Gift cards for gas, food, restaurants, and toys are particularly beneficial, helping the family manage daily needs and providing some comfort to the children.
Toys: It is important to remember that three children, including a very young baby, have lost all their belongings.

The community’s support and generosity can make a significant difference in helping the Peake family recover from this devastating event.

Details on clothing that is still needed as well as monetary funds:

  • Mom:
    • Clothes: Small/Medium
    • Shoes: Size 7
  • Oldest Son (10 years old):
    • Clothes: Youth Medium (Size 10-12)
    • Shoes: Size 4
  • Middle Son (3 years old):
    • Clothes: Size 4T
    • Shoes: Size 7 Toddler
  • Dad:
    • Clothes: Large, Pants Size 36
    • Shoes: Size 11
  • Baby Girl (2 months old):
    • Diapers: Size for 3 Months
    • Clothes: Size 3-6 Months

Online Donations: Donations can be made online at https://fbchuntsville.org/give. Please select “Peake Family” for the Fund.

All donations may be dropped off at First Baptist Church, Huntsville, TX Monday – Thursday from 9 AM to 3 PM, 1229 Ave J. *Church offices will be closed THURSDAY, May 2.

Additionally, if you or someone you know is in need of assistance, Hello Huntsville is here to help. We are committed to gathering and disseminating information to aid affected families on this page. For support or to inform us of families requiring help, please reach out to hello@hellohuntsvilletx.com. Hello Huntsville is dedicated to coordinating community efforts to support all those impacted by the recent floods.

The community’s response and solidarity are crucial during this challenging time as the families of Huntsville and neighboring areas strive to recover and rebuild from the devastation.