WEST HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – Bear Creek resident Linda Wade and her disabled son were devastated when their home was flooded following Hurricane Harvey, and now that they’re almost ready to move back home all of their new furniture and appliances have been stolen. The Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office is investigating the case.
Linda’s home is 40 years old and has never flooded, but took on 5 feet of water for 9 days starting on August 28, 2017. She did not have flood insurance at the time and has relied on FEMA, the SBA and other charitable organizations to make her home livable again.
Her home has special accommodations for handicap access and the renovations were nearly complete when the thieves struck.
Some furniture and all the appliances had been delivered, but the home was not yet ready for occupancy. Burglars entered the home sometime Saturday, May 5 or Sunday, May 6 and took all of the appliances and furniture.
“Imagine the trauma of arriving Monday morning and entering the home to be completely taken aback,” says a post on YouCaring.com. “Not only did they steal from Linda, but they also stole from the kindness of Habitat for Humanity and Bayou City Fellowship (and all of their supporters), as both organizations had already answered the call to assist.”
Her son had a severe car accident in 1999, when he was 24 years old. He was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital and treated by Dr. Red Duke, but unfortunately, the damage to the spinal cord was irreversible. He has lived almost 19 years as a quadriplegic. They were fortunate to buy a home in Bear Creek that had needed features for a person who is wheelchair-bound.
Those who want to donate to a fund to help Linda and her son recover can CLICK HERE. They hope raise $15,000.
Those with tips should contact the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office.