Residents of Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, a senior living community in Houston, recently held a virtual “gratitude party” for residents of Eastwyck Village of North Greenbush, NY, to thank them for their assistance after Hurricane Harvey.
Residents of both communities set out refreshments and fired up FaceTime.
Last year, after watching news stories of the damage caused by the hurricane, Eastwyck sent an unsolicited check to Brazos Towers and asked them to use it for “something special” and to host a party. Brazos Towers purchased a paper shredder and planned the party for Eastwyck at which residents sang a song written for their new friends. Sung to the tune of “New York, New York,” the words to the Brazos song:
Start spreading the news
Storm Harvey is gone
We hope to never see it
Our big Texas town
Is grateful to you
Our friends at Eastwyck Village
In old New York
We stayed up in a city that didn’t sleep
The rain kept tumbling down
It seems like for weeks
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