It’s hard to believe that Monday marks 7 months since Hurricane Harvey made landfall and changed our little world here in South Texas. In the days following our community and the surround area in the Houston/Galveston corridor would see more than 52” inches of rainfall, leaving many of our families, friends and neighbors devastated with the damaging aftermath of flooding.
In those days the team here at LindseyRose Marketing would evaluate the company’s short-term future. While our home and business did not flood, many of our neighbors, friends and clients were facing months of recovery ... We had a decision to make.
While we could move forward with the few clients whose businesses did not flood and continue to fill our calendar with new clients, we chose instead to take a hiatus on new business and throw ourselves into helping those who flooded with recovery efforts and rebuilding. It was a decision that we never second-guessed.
We stepped in to help with administrative duties, sorting damaged furniture and inventory, and restoring what had been damaged. We collected donations for those who'd lost their homes and distributed them among the community to those in need and volunteered at a kid's gymnasium to watch children of families who had flooded so their parents could deal with the mess and the kids could have a day of fun. Sometimes all we had was a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to cry on, but we were determined to plant seeds of hope wherever we could.
Michelle Lindsey partnered with a local construction company to help manage (administratively) the rebuild of more than 35 houses and businesses in our area affected by the storm. Not the actual construction because there were far better options for that, but the administrative aspects, like helping homeowners select cabinets, doors and such. We used our skills where we could so that others could use their strengths where it would help best, and our little community began to see the sunlight again.
Even our Chief Entertainment Officer, Buster, helped by entertaining brothers of local Girl Scouts who were rebuilding their Girl Scout House.
Now as our community begins to settle in to their rebuilt homes and businesses and life returns to what can be considered “normal”, LindseyRose Marketing is coming out of hiatus and looking forward to a future willed with growth and prosperity for our friends, neighbors and community.