Georgina Mompiere was in college in San Antonio when Hurricane Harvey tore through her family home in Friendswood, Texas. Her mother and her younger brother were in the house, and rode out the storm.
Mompiere told BuzzFeed News flood waters had risen above beds in their home, so her mother and brother were stranded in the attic until a rescue truck arrived to help get them out.
Mompiere's mom and brother then sought shelter at a church in Houston, where her mom ran into a woman named Jaqueta Veltz she'd known from choir.
Veltz and Mompiere's mom began talking about Harvey, and its devastation on their home and community.
That's when Veltz, who had recently put her home on the market, offered to let Mompiere's mom and brother move into her vacant house.