Pray For Active Rain Member Greg Nino And His Family

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Here is a prayer request for Active Rain Member Greg Nino and his family.  Greg, his pregnant wife Cara, and their 21 month old son Preston stayed in Houston last night.  Amanda Hall heard from them yesterday afternoon but no one has heard from them since the storm hit.  Please pray for Greg and for all who were caught in the path of Hurricane Ike this morning.  Greg wrote this blog on Thursday about preparing for the storm.  Please visit it and let him know we are thinking of him.   

Update as of 3:15 EST Greg and family are ok, Amanda heard from them and they are on the way to San Antonio.  Keep praying for all those in the storms path.  Thank you for all the prayers so far  

Comments (37)

Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

You are welcome Kathy.  I was very concerned and could not get them off my mind this morning. 

Your Welcome Bubba How went the habitate house?

Sep 13, 2008 08:51 AM
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

Thanks for dropping the note Paddy. It's amazing the damage storms like these can bring!

Sep 13, 2008 01:45 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Paddy:  Thank you so much for the update--Greg is one of my favs here in the Rain and when I first read your post, I was so scared for them!  It is so good to hear that prayers were answered and that they are safe! 

Funny story--well, not really funny at all but, I had a 17-month old and was 8-months pregnant with my second one when Hurricane Hugo hit Charlotte.  It was truly a living nightmare (that was back in 1989) and we had no power OR phone for THREE WEEKS!  We were out in the 'burbs and the very last to get our utilities restored.  The very next year, we moved closer into the city! 

Debe in Charlotte

Sep 13, 2008 02:12 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Paddy, It was a bad night for many of us.  I am so far but couldn't get it out of my mind...I am SO relieved to hear there was no loss of live and that's it's now downgraded. 

Sep 13, 2008 02:48 PM
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Thank God that they are alright!! 

Sep 13, 2008 03:06 PM
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

Paddy - Thank you SOOO much for this blog. It really is nice to see so many of you being so supportive of you fellow rainers.

Greg didn't like the rain yesterday!

We're in San Antonio right now enjoying the creature comforts of life and taking a couple of days off.

Thank you agian, means a lot!

Thanks for featuring this Caroline!

Sep 13, 2008 03:54 PM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

Hi Debe glad the Ninos are safe too. I was pregnant during Hugo also but I was up here in the north where we got some bad rain but nothing like you all had.  I can't imagine what it must have been like.

I know what you mean Carole.  I just had to post something and I hope that our concern sent the positive vibes down that way for Greg and the rest of the AR members in the area.

You said it Susan!

Thanks for coming by Greg.  I am sooo happy that the family is alright but I have one question- Did you bring that purple straw? <G> Love and best to you and yours. 

Sep 13, 2008 11:34 PM
Lisa Long
Heather Roda Broker - Paso Robles, CA

It is very scary and I'm sure more prayers are needed as rescue workers continue to search and work crews will be restoring services. I'm glad to hear Greg and his family are safe, another prayer answered!

Sep 14, 2008 06:06 AM
Cristal Drake
Prudential California Realty - Fullerton, CA
Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate

Paddy, thank you for the blog.  This is so scary.  I have been following about Deb too. I hope everyone is doing ok.  The news is aweful.  Thanks for keeping us posted.

Sep 14, 2008 05:08 PM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

Thanks for stopping by Lisa and Cristal.  I am happy they are safe too. 

Sep 14, 2008 09:51 PM
Lisa Friedman
Alliance Realtors - Bedminster, NJ
Central New Jersey Real Estate

Wow, I got really scared when I saw the headline of your blog - Greg is My Buddy!  Thankfully everything is okay!!!

Sep 15, 2008 12:37 AM
Kara Casamassina
International Property Management Group, LLC - Aiken, SC
Boomers and beyond

I'm glad they are safe, Paddy.   I've got the entire a/r family in my prayers :)

Sep 15, 2008 12:50 AM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

I was scared too Lisa.  Did you read his blog toay?  He is such a joker. I love his stuff.

I as well Kara.  thanks for stopping by.

Sep 15, 2008 12:53 AM
Cheryl Willis
RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI - Mount Vernon, MO
MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law

you are a sweet soul for starting a head's up that he may be coming (gives us all a chance to lock the doors) just kidding- I'll leave mine open for any of you 'homeless' and wet ones.  disclaimer: offer limited to Active Rainer's.  be good  cw

Sep 16, 2008 08:51 AM
Ann Dail
Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551 - Baton Rouge, LA
Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem

I was glad to hear that all are ok.  It takes some time to recover AFTER the storm.  It leaves such a widespread mess.  Baton Rouge was hit by Gustav and it set a record here for winds and destruction.  The Gulf Coast is resilient, though.   At least we have some warning unlike California and it's earthquakes!

Sep 19, 2008 10:39 AM
Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

Prayers continue for a recovery that brings great blessings.

Oct 15, 2008 12:31 PM
Lisa Collymore
Highstylebydesign - Montreal, QC

My prayers go out to Greg and his family.






Lisa Collymore(

Apr 19, 2009 03:09 PM
Amanda Evans
DFW Living - Fort Worth, TX
Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas

Well!  I am sure glad to know people are praying about HURRICANE IKE still!  The comment by Lisa (above) appeared in my email inbox and while trying to find out what's going on, I was worried something recent happened to the Nino's

Apr 20, 2009 02:08 AM
Amanda Evans
DFW Living - Fort Worth, TX
Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas

Oh, and hi Paddy!  Hope you are doing well!

Apr 20, 2009 02:16 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thanks for adding the update, letting us know that they're OK. Prayers for those who are not...

Jan 28, 2011 04:40 AM