Hurricane Harvey Victim Finds New Home in St. Paul

November 23, 2017 10:25 PM

One woman is especially thankful for the gift of a second chance this Thanksgiving.
    
Stephanie Crosby lost everything during Hurricane Harvey, but now has a new home in St. Paul.
    
Crosby remembers the devastating storm that left her with nothing. 

"We lost everything in the storm," she said.

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Crosby leaned on prayer and put out calls for help, and answering her was someone from Minnesota.

"I was like 'where is that on the map,'" Crosby said.

That call came from the folks at Presbyterian Homes and Services, and days later they welcomed her at the airport.

"It was just amazing how fast everything worked out," Crosby said. 

PHS staff introduced Crosby to her new apartment at Central Towers in St. Paul.

"I didn't know a soul here," she said. "But I was ready to come, I was ready to be here."

Stocked with new clothes, a TV, furniture, and plenty of food, Crosby is smiling ear to ear, proud to show off her new home. 

"It made me so happy," she said. "And I had been asking the Lord to guide my footsteps to my good Christian friends, and that's what he did."

But pictures are something she cherishes the most.

"I lost all my pictures of my grandkids and my kids through the hurricane," she said. 

With family and apartment staff chipping in, Crosby has a new frame to keep her loved ones close.

"I thought that was so special," Crosby said. 

It may not be Texas, but faced with so much doubt just months ago, this Thanksgiving Crosby is grateful for all those who helped make her move possible.

"Here's my chance to start all over again," Crosby said. "I wouldn't make any other place but here my home. I want to be here from now on."


 

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Brett Hoffland

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