ROCKPORT (KIII NEWS) - It's almost been six months since Hurricane Harvey made landfall and one family is still living there without running water or electricity -- and they're not the only ones.
After months of trying to get help and seeing the lack thereof, they have decided to become advocates for those who are struggling to get by.
"This is day-to-day life for me and my kids," Michelle Anderson said.
Michelle turns her lantern on even though it's the afternoon. She and her family have been living in a trailer without electricity for months.
"Everybody says we're camping out in my mobile home," Michelle said. "Well, I guess we are. It's sad."
Michelle said she was lucky enough to buy a trailer with FEMA money after her's was destroyed; but like many other Rockport residents, that's the last bit of help she received.
"There's people living in tents, like my ex-husband," Michelle said.
Michelle's daughter, Mary, said she's been advocating for her parents who are both disabled, reaching out to local organizations to assist them in cleaning up their property.
"It kills me because I grew up here," Mary said. "I lived on this property for 12 years."
Mary said while searching for help, she realized the cleanup in Rockport is far from over, and the resources to do so are few and far between.
"Smaller organizations with people who are from here, they're doing what they can with what they have," Mary said. "There's so many good folks here who aren't getting what they deserve or the help they need."
Michelle and Mary said the need is still prevalent and restoration resources will be needed for years if Rockport ever wants to return to normal.
"I'm not Wonder Woman," Michelle said. "I've got limits."
"I'm trying to be the voice for everyone out there," Mary said. "We need help."
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