Houston pianist returns to flooded home for one last song

He was gathering supplies and memories and decided to sit down for one last song.

September 1, 2017

Rescue and relief efforts are continuing in the Houston area, after Hurricane Harvey flooded the city late last week. Harvey is the first major cyclone to make landfall in the US since Hurricane Wilma struck Florida in 2005, and to date, it’s caused 39 deaths and has displaces tens of thousands of residents.

Houston gospel musician Aric Harding was one of those displaced by the Category 4 storm. When he returned to his flooded home to gather some of his and his children’s belongings, he couldn’t help but to sit down at his living room piano and play, even though he was sitting in knee-deep water:

Hurricane Harvey is still active in the southeastern Texas area, though it’s weakening. You can contribute to the Red Cross or other organizations if you are looking to donate to the rescue and relief efforts.

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