HOUSTON - Flood victims cleaning up in the Meyerland area got a boost Wednesday with some free help from Mormon Helping Hands.
Dozens of young volunteers from the Texas Houston South Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are on mission in Houston and headed out to Meyerland looking for folks in need.
They started tearing up floorboards in one home and discovered a couple inches of water hidden underneath that could easily have turned to mold.
In that home, the water came up a full two feet last week. The homeowners had to hustle their sleeping children up into the attic to safety.
They're so grateful for the help coming in now, and you may recognize the homeowner as former KHOU 11 reporter Leigh Ferillici.
"I'm OK with the stuff. The stuff is just stuff. I'm really not upset about the stuff at all. What is extremely hard is that we have two little children and they don't have a roof over their heads and it's been extremely hard for them. We're going from friend's house to friend's house. Our friends have been amazing. I can't even tell you how many people have reached out to help," said Ferillici. "It is just incredible. We will be done today with a job that would taken us days upon days to do and we are just overwhelmed and awed by the amount of help they have come in with. It's just incredible. They were Angels in our day. "
Volunteer Dallen Sevy added, "I do it because I love it. I've never felt such love. I feel as though every person I meet and help, I gain some sort of connection with them."
The volunteers are tearing out drywall in the walls as well. They say they'll stay long enough to get the home safe, free from anything that might mold and ready to go for construction crews to come in and start rebuilding.
For more information, or to ask for help, call: 281-565-7117.