“I had my heart set on doing this,” said Honey.
“But I was scared to death because of what happened in Dallas last year.”
“When I saw all the people getting blown away, I was like, ‘Why am I getting my family hurt?'”
“And that’s what I wanted to do,” she said.
Honey had been helping people in Houston who were struggling with flooding and the death of a relative, when she realized that if she could just get some people out, “I would be able to help others.”
The first thing Honey did after the hurricane hit was to start a Facebook page, Honey, the Houston Texans.
On the page, she shared photos of people who were being treated in hospital, and said they could get free food and other necessities.
“I was like wow, this is so awesome!” she said of her page.
“This is a way for people to come together and be in touch.”
“And I just thought, what if people would do this for us?
If people would go through it and be able in the end to get out of this nightmare?”
She added that she started a GoFundMe account for people in need in Houston, where she was staying, and she had already raised more than $200,000.
“And then it’s been really amazing to see it spread so quickly,” Honey said.
“People have been doing this for me.
I’m just so thankful for it.”
“I’m not here to tell you what you should do,” Honey continued.
“If you feel like you need help, if you’re struggling, we have people in our community that are there to help.”
“This has been a big change for me, for my family, for our city and I think that people are going to continue to show me that they’re there and to support us.”
She added: “I just want to be there for them.
And I’m so thankful to be here and to have people here that are doing it for me.”
Honey, who has since returned to her hometown of Houston, said that people who are looking for support from friends, family or others can contact her at [email protected].
You can also find her on Facebook, where, for the past two weeks, she has been posting photos of her daughter and sister, as well as photos of family and friends.
“We’re all so thankful,” Honey told Fox News.
“Thank you to all of you who have reached out and reached out.”
Honey’s niece, Jasmine, and her sister-in-law, Jessica, were among those who showed up to help Honey and others.
“It was amazing to get the support that we had,” Jasmine said.
Her uncle, Brandon, also from Houston, was on hand to help.
“When we saw that the Houston Police Department was responding to the request for help, we knew it was the right time,” Brandon said.
But Brandon said the outpouring of support made him realize he “had to be the first to help out.”
“That’s what it means to me,” Brandon added.
“My family, my friends, all of us are doing this because we love each other.
And this is not something that I can do on my own.
This is something that we can do together.”
For more on Harvey, watch this video from KHOU.
The news and video below are courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.