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Hurricane Harvey Recovery Initiative 2017-09-20T10:27:45+00:00

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Initiative

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Hurricane Harvey has caused immeasurable damage to the lives of so many over such a large stretch of area including 50 counties in just Texas alone. But even as the devastation by Harvey is being assessed, we are heartened to see our communities going above and beyond to help rescue, shelter and feed one another. This is America; this is Texas; this is us.

The recovery after Harvey is going to be a long one that will challenge all of us to stretch our time and resources if we are to rebuild. Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity, laid out in his interview on CNBC Tuesday, August 29th, that when it comes to large scale disasters like Harvey, “there is an emergency phase, then a clean-up phase, and a then long recovery phase. The sad reality is that people need to think of years, not months, when it comes to these types of large scale disasters.”

This is why we are asking you to partner with us over the next months and years to ensure that the communities and homes that have been destroyed and damaged are fully repaired and rebuilt. Our affiliate, B/CS Habitat for Humanity, will be assisting Habitat International and Habitat Texas once they have assessed the damage for the affected areas where there are local Habitat affiliates. In the meantime, we have identified two affiliates who are in current need of cleaning supplies. Our local efforts in the next month or so will be to collect donations and cleaning supplies to support them.

Below, you will find a list of ways you can be involved in B/CS Habitat and Habitat International’s Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. We will be updating this page periodically with updates as recovery needs and efforts evolve.

B/CS Habitat Cleanup Kit Drive

B/CS Habitat is currently collecting supplies and donations to make cleanup kits for families returning to their Hurricane Harvey flooded homes. The cleanup kits will be sent to our fellow affiliates:

  • Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County serving Port Arthur, Beaumont and Orange.

The kits include items such as pry bars and respirators. We will be collecting items on the list below at our office during office hours (Mon – Fri 9 to 5 p.m.) and at the Habitat Restore (Tues – Fri 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) We have also set up a donation page for individuals who want to make a monetary donation to go toward purchasing these items in bulk and for Habitat recovery efforts in the affected areas.

To make a monetary donation, go to https://habitatbcs.networkforgood.com/projects/35435-hurricane-harvey-recovery-fund

Donate

Cleanup kit items needed include:

      • 5 gallon buckets with lid
      • mops
      • Push brooms
      • Regular brooms
      • Scrub brushes
      • Large sponges
      • Latex gloves/kitchen gloves
      • Respirator masks
      • Safety glasses
      • Pine-sol cleaners
      • Clorox Bleach
      • Contractor trash bags
      • Utility knives
      • Prybars
      • Hammers

Drop off locations and hours:

B/CS Habitat for Humanity
119 Lake St
Bryan, TX 77801

Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

B/CS Habitat ReStore
2211 Maloney Dr
Bryan, TX 77801

Tues – Fri: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Volunteer

There are several ways to volunteer and help with the Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. The recovery needed is extensive, and Habitat will need funds and volunteers in the upcoming months and years. If you or others are looking to volunteer in Harvey recovery, there are several ways to do so.

  • Sign up to receive volunteer opportunities through B/CS Habitat. Our affiliate is committed to the long term Hurricane Harvey recovery and will be assisting Habitat Texas and affected local affiliates. As volunteer opportunities come up, we will send out a request for volunteers to help with our local efforts. if you are interested please email David Hatteberg, at dhatteberg@habitatbcs.org to be put on the list of interested volunteers.
  • Volunteer with local Habitat affiliates in the affected areas. We recommend that, rather than self-deploy or send unskilled volunteers to the affected areas, you reach out to a local Habitat affiliate who is in need of volunteers to ensure that your time is applied most efficiently. See below for a list of local Habitat affiliates needing volunteers.
  • Sign up on Habitat’s Hurricane Recovery Volunteer Registry. Habitat for Humanity International has trained disaster response personnel on the ground now as a part of the initial response and assessment, which includes basic cleanup work. They are asking interested volunteers to sign up to join their hurricane recovery volunteer registry for future volunteer opportunities. Click here to be redirected to their signup page.

Houston Habitat for Humanity
3750 N McCarty St.
Houston, TX 77029
https://houstonhabitat.org/

Bay Area Houston Habitat for Humanity
2900 Dickinson Ave
Dickinson, TX 77839
http://www.bahfh.org/

Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity
207 N Glass St
Victoria, TX 77902
http://www.goldencrescenthabitat.org

*Starting October

Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County
610 Trinity
Beaumont, TX 77701
http://www.beaumonthabitat.org

*Starting October

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