Harvey victim received renovated home thanks to volunteers

Volunteers help refurbished a Port Arthur woman's home after it was flooded out by Harvey

PORT ARTHUR - An unexpected surprise for Priscilla Crain of Port Arthur on Wednesday. Her flooded home from Harvey got an “extreme blessing.”

“It doesn’t feel real.” She said.

New rooms, new kitchen, everything made with love by volunteers from Operation Blessing and The Home Depot.

“I didn’t know what to expect and what I saw was a home out of a magazine.” Crain said.

Ms. Crain’s home received over three feet of water during Harvey and destroyed everything inside.

She even ended up sleeping inside her rented Jeep outside her home. “Once I gave it back, I went and gone to sleep in the garage or the extra room next to it and which, trust me, it didn’t look like that.” She said.

Volunteers have been working on the project for weeks and wanted to make sure Crain could get back into her home before the holidays.

“They have been working on this for six weeks. They gut it and fixed foundation issues, dry wall, all new appliances.” Said Sarah Fishburne with The Home Depot.

Crain has lived in the same house for over 30 years and is happy she can call the refurbished house “home” again.

“If it wouldn’t be for God working through Operation Blessing and Home Depot, I have no idea where I would be or what I’d be doing.”

The house even came with a doggy bed and snacks, as well as a coconut cake (Crain's favorite) and a room for her two young grandchildren, Isaiah and David.

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