Community steps up to help 92-year-old flood victim

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Big-hearted Houstonians stepped up after ABC-13 ran a report about a 92-year-old woman who was overwhelmed by flood damage at her home (KTRK)

With water still swishing inside 92-year Mary Baker's myerland home, she's in disbelief.

"I feel like I'm in a dream. I'm going to wake up in a bit and all of this stuff for me to take care of," she said.

It's not the damage astounding her at this hour; rather the perfect strangers illustrating what's she's known for all her life.

"I'm a native Houstonian, so I'm Houston proud. I knew it was here," Baker said.

As Eyewitness News first showed you less than 24 hours earlier, historic flooding left the widow helpless, sleeping on a wet couch.

"This brings out our hearts. We reach out to others in need we take care of our own. We don't go looting, riot, and burn things. We go rescue people from flood waters. We come and help 92-year-old ladies," said Jeanne Van Craenenbroek with David Weekley Homes.

The team at David Weekley Homes showed up Thursday morning and went to work.

"It's overwhelming, it's definitely overwhelming but we'll get it done," said Melissa Rizzi with David Weekley Homes.

Baker's home and belongings are almost a complete loss.

Once everything is out, she'll need carpeting, furniture, and so much more.

"We have a long way to go. It's a big job. I doubt we'll finish today. Anybody that wants to help, feel free to contact us or you," Craenenbroek said.

The one thing true right now is that when the rain does pass, it often shines bright.

"I am really grateful and I want to say thank you to all the people who've called and offered to help," Baker said.
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