A mortgage broker in Central Texas who awoke to his house being flooded was able to escape before his house floated downriver.
Gary B. Tucker founded Acceptance Home Mortgage Corp. in 1993. The company is located near San Antonio, Texas, in San Marcos.
The Vietnam Veteran
is a board member of the Central Texas Association of Mortgage Professionals and sits on the Austin and San Antonio Boards of Realtors.
In addition to serving as president of Acceptance, Tucker is also a producing loan originator.
Not far from
San Marcos, in Wimberly, is where Tucker and his wife, Briana, have lived in their home for a quarter century.
But that home is no longer there.
Early Sunday, the couple awoke to find water quickly entering their home.
According to an account of the event on a fund raising site created for the Tuckers, they had just 30 seconds to evacuate the property.
They walked through waste-deep water and successfully made it out alive.
But the same couldn’t be said for their home and personal property.
“Their house of 25 years on the Blanco River was swept away with their cars, all personal belongings, and some of their beloved animals,” the description of the event said.
Donations are being sought for the couple at www.youcaring.com/gary-b-tucker-360035. So far, $2,550 of the $40,000 goal has been donated.
John H.P. Hudson, a director for NAMB, the Association of Mortgage Professionals,
made a personal plea on Tucker’s behalf.
“I understand that I am normally asking for money for political and industry purposes … but this is different,” Hudson said in a statement on the NAMB website. “Any contribution, large or small, will greatly help in this time of need.”