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.
However, 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.
We are collecting supplies and donations to make clean up kits to send down to Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity serving DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca and Victoria counties northeast of Corpus Christi and Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County serving Beaumont, Port Author and Orange.
See the supply list and drop-off location and hours here: https://habitatbcs.org/harveycleanup/
If you have any questions regarding B/CS Habitat's ongoing recovery efforts, please contact Jane Sherman, Marketing and Communications Manager at email@example.com.