Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, the close-knit Texas community of Kingwood began the process of rebuilding and healing.
Among the many homes and businesses damaged, Kingwood High School was almost completely destroyed. Everything from books to sports equipment to computers to band uniforms were lost, and over 2,800 students were displaced due to the damage to their homes.
A barn that the high school FFA chapter used for agricultural and educational purposes was also destroyed due to flooding. Thankfully all the animals the barn housed were safely moved prior to Harvey.
Culver’s of Kingwood, TX, owner and operators the Burtons and the Nevermanns heard about the barn and knew they wanted to help. “In this instance, there was so much devastation and heartbreak, we knew we had to do something, anything, to support our community,” Lisa Burton told us. “Aligning with the Thank You Farmers Project, we felt it was important for us to provide support for our local KHS FFA.”
The restaurant’s support came in the form of a check for $1,000 to help with the renovation of the structure, and replacement of tools and equipment. Thanks in part to the donation, the FFA barn has been repaired. And while there was so much destruction, devastation and loss, Lisa believes there is a silver lining.
“We have become Kingwood strong, Houston strong and united in ways that weren’t apparent before,” Lisa said. “Slowly, but surely, our community is rebuilding and healing.”