(Central Texas) More than 12 inches of rain inundated Central Texas in a 24-hour period over the Memorial Day weekend. The downpour caused the Blanco River to crest at over 41 feet early Sunday, nearly 30 feet above flood stage. The deluge eclipsed a record set in 1929 when it rose to 32 feet. More than 400 homes were destroyed and over 1,000 were flooded. An estimated 1,200 people were left homeless including ResCare Premier employees. Hays County was declared a disaster area.
In the aftermath of the storm, the generosity of others was heartwarming and overwhelming. ResCare Premier Texas participants, employees, and employees’ families, along with people in the community, came together to help those in need. Donations of food, clothing, cleaning supplies, personal care items, and monetary contributions were gathered and representatives of ResCare Premier Texas volunteered at a local collection center to sort, inventory, and load supplies to be taken to designated distribution centers. In addition, ResCare’s San Antonio operation held a bake sale and collected items for our employees. The SHARE program contributed $21,000 to those affected and gave them the means to begin to put their lives back together. SHARE truly does exemplify what ResCare is all about – people helping people.
ResCare employees have a big heart! Words can’t express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for their kindness and generosity. We are proud to be a part of this team.