Hurricane Harvey Recovery, Houston, TX

Hurricane Harvey Recovery, Houston, TX

Texas – Intermediate Response

October – December 2017

Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas on August 25 as a Category 4 hurricane with 130mph winds. The storm caused widespread flooding and significant damage across southern Texas and Louisiana as the slow moving storm dropped several feet of water throughout the region.  UCC pastors describe the experience and more in this video “Love Them Back to Life”.

The UCC has teamed up with partners for two different site options for volunteers in Houston.

UCC-International Orthodox Christian Charities-NECHAMA Jewish Recovery Services

Location: Houston, TX 
Tasks: Flood “Muck & Gut”
Volunteer Coordinator:  Rana Deeba (volunteercoordinator@iocc.org; Phone: 281-221-5046)
Period: Arrive Sunday to begin work on Monday. Depart Saturday.
Accommodation: Cots, Showers, Meeting Spaces at St. George’s Orthodox Church. Prepared food provided.
Minimum Age: 16 years. Those under age 18 require a completed permission form.
Maximum number of volunteers per week at site: 20
Cost: No cost

Site Information and Registration here

Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders

Location: Houston, TX 
Tasks: Flood “Muck & Gut”
Period: Arrive Sunday to begin work on Monday. Depart Saturday.
Accommodation: Cots, Showers, Meeting Spaces. Prepared food provided.
Minimum Age: 16 years. Those under age 18 require a completed permission form.
Maximum number of volunteers per week at site: 24 (Multiple small groups may be on site during any particular week)
Cost: $100 per person per week
 
Site Information and Registration here


 

Long-Term Partners in Service Volunteers - Serve as an individual or couple for placement periods of 3-6 months or longer to assist the host organization with utilizing volunteer groups. Click here for more information and to apply.