'Sister on the Fly' makes an impact in the Port Aransas community

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In a town where the evidence of Hurricane Harvey is still prevalent a group of women are getting their hands dirty while helping home and business owners.

Sister on the Fly is a nationwide organization made up of women who merely love adventure and helping others.

"They're just women who care, and they care about each other, and they care about others too. I've always wanted to help and so when the sisters said we're going here it was like, 'I'm gonna do it.' And it's an eye-opening experience," volunteer Thalia Patricio said,

Patricio is visiting from Southern Nevada, and she is spending her time cleaning up a Port Aransas pottery business called Potters on Cotters, which doubles as a home for Artist Brenda Barnett.

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"When they called last night, my heart got so excited," owner Barnett said.

Barnett has lived in Port Aransas for 12 years and said she had been prepared for a hurricane. Barnett's property sustained significant water and roof damage.

"It was too fast to think. I had 33 windows to board up. I had a kiln full of pottery to raise out of flood waters," Barnett said.

With the help of the sisters and former volunteers, Barnett now has a clean yard, new roof, and a fresh coat of paint inside. Barnett plans to reopen in June of 2018.

"Just to have me breathe a little while somebody else is doing work for me is just wonderful. I don't know how to explain that," Barnett said.

Patricio said she is happy to help and can not wait for her next adventure being a part of Sisters on the Fly.

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