Port Arthur resident receives help from non-profit after Harvey

Non-profit helps those affected by Harey

While many in America spent today remembering September 11th, a non-profit group out of New York continued their recovery efforts in Port Arthur. The group "Heart911" consists of first responders and building trade members.

"My local union called me and asked me if I needed assistance at my home become of the damage from Harvey,” said Nathaniel Harmen, a Port Arthur resident.

With the help from volunteers at the non-profit, Harmon says that he can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that his home is being repaired for free. With nearly three feet of water inside the home, Harmon was looking at an estimate of nearly 40,000 dollars’ worth of repairs.

"They have done a wonderful job and they are working fast,” said Harmen. “I couldn't imagine them being done so fast.”

According to the non-profit, their motivation to serve the community comes from the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.

"The storm was bad but it brought people together,” said Harmon. You don't realize people have a warm heart until things get bad.”

If you would like to help donate to the non-profit, you can go to the link here https://heart911.org/

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