We’re all too aware of the devastation that Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have caused the past several weeks. After endless images and news stories, we’re all feeling heartache for the families impacted and the urge to do something meaningful to help if we can.
Like so many, we have friends, family and associates in the Houston area and throughout Florida. In the days during Harvey, I reached out to collaborator and cabinetmaker Jonathon Dahl, whose home is in the Houston area. He shared with me images of the flood waters as it creeped closer and closer to his house – home to him, his wife and children.
Luckily, the water began to recede, leaving the Dahl family home untouched. Jonathon’s workshop (and therefore, livelihood) sustained flood damage, but with positivity and hard work, he was up and running again in a few days. Then his phone began to ring…
At least 10 of Jonathon’s customers lost everything in the flood. And the last several days have been filled with Jonathon and his crew helping to clean out houses he reports as heart wrenching work.
To lend a hand to the families Jonathon is helping to recover, taste will be donating 100 design hours in the coming weeks to design cabinetry, select flooring and fixtures and create color palettes for new interiors. Our collaboration with Jonathon Dahl is something I hope will alleviate a fraction of the stress the families will face as they rebuild their homes and their lives. And, provide a bit of joy.
Let us know if you’d like to help out with a donation of funds to help the families Jonathon is serving in the Houston area. We can all lend a hand.
Team taste is ready to help. This photo was taken in a Rhode Island home finished with Jonathon this summer.