A family says a statue of the Virgin Mary is all that remained after a fire destroyed their home during Hurricane Harvey, and that symbol is giving them hope.
The Rojas family of Robstown, Texas evacuated their homes on their family property before the category 4 hurricane made landfall, and after seeing what happened to three of the family’s houses, they say they’re glad they left. They returned to charred remains where the houses once stood.
“The first thing I thought is we would have died in here if we would have stayed. We left, so we’re alive and I just wish this wouldn’t have happened,” homeowner Natali Rojas told KRIS.
Rojas said one of the only items that remained after the fires was a statue of the Virgin Mary. She said the it’s a reminder to stay strong.
“Appreciate what you have, listen to the warnings, hug your children and thank God for today and yesterday, and pray for a better tomorrow,” said Rojas.
The Rojas family set up a GoFundMe to raise money to rebuild. If you would like to donate, click here.