August 2017 – Present / Houston, Texas
Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a category 4 hurricane, bringing unprecedented destruction to Texas. Harvey was named the most powerful hurricane to hit the US since 2005, superseding Hurricane Sandy. The recovery is going to be long and hard; that’s why All Hands Volunteers has committed to being on the ground for at least two years, helping families recover from this disaster. We need your support, through donations and offers to volunteer.
We are currently offering FREE flights within the U.S. to volunteers who commit to spending at least 2 weeks with us in Texas. Apply now or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This is the fourth time that All Hands Volunteers has responded in the Gulf Coast region of Texas in the last two years alone. That makes this response personal for us.
Initially, our teams were operating in Fort Bend County, Harris County, and Aransas Pass, knee deep in mucking and gutting, mold sanitation, chainsaw work and debris removal – the first big leaps toward getting families back into their homes. Another team worked to operate the VRC (Volunteer Reception Center) in Aransas Pass, enabling volunteers to effectively plug into the response effort.
We are currently running two programs within Texas – Houston and Aransas Pass. Both programs have transitioned to recovery and teams will focus on ensuring disaster survivors are provided with the support needed in rebuilding their lives.
Thank you to our partner TUMI for their generous donation of $400,000 that will enable our team to rebuild The Rhodes School for the Performing Arts in Houston. This public charter school offers tuition-free education to low-income minority communities. 550 pre-K through eighth-grade students attended the Rhodes school until it became flooded during Hurricane Harvey.
All Hands Volunteers will be rebuilding the main building on the campus, as well as gutting, sanitizing, and rebuilding the five remaining mobile units and demolishing and rebuilding two handicap ramps leading up to the units.
We understand that Texas has a long road ahead and All Hands Volunteers is committed for the long term. So we have committed to be in Texas for at least two years. That’s what it takes to Rebuild Hope for families and communities after a disaster like Hurricane Harvey. So that’s what we do; we stay until the job is done.
It takes years for communities to rebuild and as time passes they are often forgotten. NOW more than ever is the time we need everyone to join in and help. Apply now and tag a friend or two on social media to join us as we make the change. #AllInPurple
*Please note that for flights to Mexico, the flight recipient is responsible for flight taxes
Please donate today to help the thousands of families who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. All donations will be used to help victims recover and rebuild over the difficult weeks and months to come.