Katy Harvey Heroes List: Forever in our History and Hearts

KATY MAGAZINE I October, 2017

Katy Magazine Editors

People, organizations, schools, churches, and businesses that made a major impact in the aftermath of Harvey.

Celebrating some of the many heroes that exhibited extreme kindness and generosity to neighbors, strangers, and friends before during and after Harvey hit Katy.




Angela Adams Volunteered daily in helping people demo homes, quietly and humbly helping strangers with no thought for recognition or praise. Did countless loads of laundry, cleaned out areas others stayed away from, and bought supplies for many.

Cortney & Jacob Arenstein

Helped numerous homeowners muck out their homes and helped educate them about mold growth.

Erin Ballard

After being flooded out of her own home, she is planning to host displaced Ballard House residents (also flooded out of the Ballard House) in her temporary home.

Brook and Amy Barrineau

Rescued people from their houses and donated boxes etc to the relief efforts.

Gary Bartels

Went out and rescued families from their flooded homes. Worked through flooded homes and doing demo for the Veterans who have been devastated by the storm and flooding.

Joey Beckham McMeans Junior High teacher who volunteered at Cinco Ranch High School, and then coordinated, organized, and led dozens of boat rescues and evacuations in Katy.

Titus Benton Brought a shower truck to serve areas in need, placed visiting workers in host homes, arranged muck out crews, raised money for repairs, and delivered donations to Hope Impacts.

Adrian & Laura Berg Katy couple who helped rescue families in their boat.

Dallas Bergstrom Engineering teacher at Miller Career Center and former McMeans Junior High teacher who waded through receding floodwaters and showed up in hundreds of homes with work boots, gloves, a wet vac, and a smile and helped friends who he had just met by ripping out carpet, cutting out sheetrock and removing debris. Dallas worked hours on end and would then go to the next home to help others in need of demo.

Travis & Diana Blair Set up their home as a shelter, shower, rest stop for rescue, and provided hot food for rescue crews passing through.

Becky and Nathan Boudreaux

Led neighbors and friends to rescue spots in Canyon Gate and gave up their families' seats on the boats to let others go first. See the story here.

Mary Bordeaux