J.J. Watt funds being used to help Harvey victims near Kingwood

- Standing in a line outside Strawbridge United Methodist Church, Harvey victims living in the Kingwood area waited for assistance. About $275,000 was potentially handed out. One of those on the receiving end was Paul Swannie.

"Our house was a total loss, we lost both cars, all of our furniture", says Swannie.

Thursday afternoon the church opened it's doors so that Humble Area Assistance Ministries could meet one on one with those that had their home flooded and HELP them apply for monetary donations.

"This was an outreach kind of for this area so people wouldn't have to travel so far", says executive director of H.A.M.M. Millie Garrison.

"They indicated that if the committee approves it that we will be getting two months mortgage payment, big help", says Swannie.

Best friends Kim Lemer and Nina Clary came together, both had severe flooding in their homes. Both also hoping to get the up to $5,000 dollars of assistance per family.

"We can't rebuild until we get insurance funds and unfortunately that is a very very long slow process", says Lemer.

Those in line weren't quite sure where the money was coming from, but when they found out they were thrilled.

"The J.J. Watt Foundation combined with the Mayor of Houston's foundation and then we were invited to apply for those funds at the initial beginning of this", says Garrison.

"From what I can tell I mean he's just a great human being, he does so much for Houston and Houston backs him and the Texans and it's just so great that he is giving back to people that really need it", says Clary.

"Good for 99, he's really helping out the community and the church here and I'm glad that they were able to help come out to the suburbs basically and attend to our needs as well", says Swannie.

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent

More from FOX 26 Houston