A community in Katy, Texas, has stepped up to be their “Brother’s keeper” by carrying out the much-needed renovation to the home of two brothers, Jaylan and Julian Gray.
22-year-old Jaylan has been raising his 12-year-old brother, Julian, since losing their parents and grandfather over the last few years. The brothers found themselves in need of help after their home was damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and a series of winter storms last year.
Katy Responds, an organization that assists Texas families after disasters, contacted the brothers and said they would repair the home with the help of kind-hearted volunteers.
In the footage attached below, young Julian is seen fighting back tears when the brothers see the renovations for the first time.
The renovations took three months, and Lakewood Church, located in Houston, helped furnish the home.
“What a celebration! We were able to welcome home Jaylan and his brother Julian back to their home that was destroyed and unlivable after the winter storm,” Katy Responds said on their website.
The kind act from the organization and volunteers showed the brothers they aren’t alone. Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me – Matthew 25:40.
Elissa Wondes writes on diverse newsworthy subjects.