Hurricane Harvey, the second most costly hurricane to ever hit the United States, made landfall in Texas on Aug. 25, 2017, causing catastrophic flooding that took dozens of lives and left thousands of people in crisis. The GlobalGiving community responded swiftly, bringing immediate relief to devastated communities along the Texas Gulf Coast. One year later, they still need your help.
With help from the Way Home Welcome Home Fund, Houston has successfully housed over 14,500 individuals into housing out of homelessness.The Welcome Home Fund was established to help clients remove barriers to housing including help with deposits & application fees to move into their new home. In addition, the provides a Welcome Baskets full of move-in essentials & furniture to help turn a house into a home. Since 2016 we have distributed over $200,000 of in-kind donations and funds to partners
This project will provide direct assistance for elders who are susceptible to the Coronavirus; people who are displaced from their jobs; families needing temporary child care solutions; and victims of disasters in Houston and surrounding areas. Assistance will help with immediate relief, supplies, and support as well as long term recovery for families and individuals.
Beginning as a tropical storm and fueled by unusually warm Gulf water, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday, 25 August 2017, as a category 4 "major" hurricane, with wind speeds of 130 mph. Harvey's enormous destruction comes as a result of strong winds, torrential downpours, significant storm-surges and devastating flooding. Now considered to be one of the worst disasters to hit the US, All Hands Volunteers is responding to the millions of Texans reeling from the disaster.
BakerRipley has an important role in disasters. We are currently operating the Emergency Shelter at NRG Center in partnership with NRG, and Harris County, assisting thousands of neighbors in need. After the flood waters from Harvey recede, we are responsible for assistance with long term recovery. Working in collaboration with other agencies, we pick up after the initial emergency responders and work on helping people restart their lives.
The Northeast Houston neighborhoods we serve were some of the hardest hit by the floods. In response to the damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, Target Hunger will coordinate with our community partners, faith partners and governmental agencies to distribute food, water, essential supplies and information from multiple service sites to our neighbors in need. Since Target Hunger operates in neighborhoods that are "food deserts", our role in the recovery effort is a critical one.
Meet the people powering community-led disaster recovery.
8.5x11 poster for use on storefronts or bulletin boards.
Foldable table tent - simply cut and fold on the dotted lines.
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