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Tucsonans help Texans rebuild after Hurricane Harvey

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BEAUMONT, TEXAS - A group of Tucsonans that works for Keller Williams Southern Arizona traveled to Texas to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Chase Delperdang, CEO of Keller Williams Southern Arizona, said he and a small group loaded an RV full of donations. Monday, they drove the RV to Beaumont, Texas.

The group will stay in Texas until Friday.

While there, he said, they will help a Texas family rebuild their home. The home was under 12 feet of water after Hurricane Harvey hit.

“There's tons of mold already. We will be here for the next day or two, ripping up all the flooring as well as all the drywall,” said Delperdang. “There's no way that they could have done this on their own.”

When he arrived, Delperdang said he and the other volunteers removed everything from inside the home.

“You pick up all the furniture, it just disintegrates. There were family albums baptism certificates, family heirlooms and pictures.”

Delperdang said the experience is eye-opening.

“You hear about it and you see this stuff on the news, but until you witness it,” he said. “In a time of turmoil in our country right now it shows that there are people that are still good at heart and want to help out their neighbors.”

He said the family who lives in that home does not have flood insurance. He said the family does plan to rebuild and move back in.

He said Keller Williams brought 3,000 employees to Texas to volunteer. 

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