You might know Beaverton, OR — just seven miles from Portland — as the headquarters of a little four-letter sports-equipment company headquartered there (hint: starts with “N”, ends with “E”). But here in Holman-ville we know it as the home of Kuni BMW. And if you wind your way back to the parts department there, one of the folks you’d run into would be a friendly counterman named Chris Cook. Chris just told us about a trip he took down to Houston with his daughters; no, he wasn’t visiting ARI’s call center on Cypress Creek Parkway, but was down on that humid coast to help families still struggling to rebuild their homes ten months after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
Chris and his family are part of “Mission Krewe”, a collaboration between two far-flung Catholic dioceses in Baton Rouge, LA and Portland, OR. The group relies heavily on labor from its teenage parishioners to help struggling people repair and rebuild their homes after natural disasters, particularity the disabled, the elderly, the poor, and families with young children. Mission Krewe travels to wherever there is need, and there is certainly still need in Houston. This trip was fueled in part by charitable gifts to both Chris and his church from Holman.
Here are some photos Chris sent of his week: