Hurricane Harvey Relief

 
 
 

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and the surrounding cities and caused widespread flooding and damage. When the waters receded, members of our team were quick to get into action. Partnering with church groups from around the USA, we have spent the last year assisting local ministries and homes to remove damaged property and rebuild homes and neighborhoods. 

 
 "Mucking out" was the first step in flood remediation for many homes. Drywall and insulation had to be quickly removed along with all goods that had been hit by water.

"Mucking out" was the first step in flood remediation for many homes. Drywall and insulation had to be quickly removed along with all goods that had been hit by water.

 One of the many out of state teams that quickly volunteered to come and serve the city of Houston after Harvey.

One of the many out of state teams that quickly volunteered to come and serve the city of Houston after Harvey.

 It was truly staggering to see how much had to come out of any home that water came into. 

It was truly staggering to see how much had to come out of any home that water came into. 

 As part of our efforts, we began our own hurricane relief fund. Very soon people from all over the country had given over $45,000 towards the work!

As part of our efforts, we began our own hurricane relief fund. Very soon people from all over the country had given over $45,000 towards the work!

 Along with our relief teams, we partnered with the  Prestige Learning Institute  in Houston to provide financial grants to their refugee and immigrant students to help with immediate needs. Many of their students did not experience flood damage to their homes, but were without work for weeks after the storm.

Along with our relief teams, we partnered with the Prestige Learning Institute in Houston to provide financial grants to their refugee and immigrant students to help with immediate needs. Many of their students did not experience flood damage to their homes, but were without work for weeks after the storm.

 

Since the fall of 2017, we have been honored to partner numerous times with our friends at Attack Poverty in North Richmond. We have hosted teams of college students from Iowa and Nebraska, high schoolers from Austin and Missouri and adults from Illinois. Homes have been torn down, wheel chair ramps have been built, sod has been laid and in each community there were many times of prayer with residents still dealing with the shock of losing so much.