When Dallas resident Kanesha Toines’ apartment flooded with water from pipes that burst due to last week’s winter storm, she hurried, grabbed her five kids and hoped to find shelter.
“We were not expecting for it to go this way at all,” said Toines.
A week after freezing temperatures took over much of the state, some North Texans still have no place to call home. As of Thursday, Toines’ apartment has no water or electricity.
“They [her kids] are heartbroken. They’re scared even now because they don’t know when we are going to go home or even if we are,” said the single mother. “It does take a lot because when you have children, you have to be strong because when your children see you crumble or see you cry… That’s going to put fear in them.”
Toines didn’t know who to turn to until she saw a post on Facebook saying someone could help.
She found refuge with the nonprofit Not My Son, an organization that’s housing families that have been displaced due to the Texas winter storm.