Current Programs / September 2017 - February 2018

Hurricane Harvey – Golden Triangle Response

About NECHAMA’s Harvey Response

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, devastating large sections of the Texas coast and inland. It was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year span in which no hurricanes made landfall at such an intensity in the country. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain as the system slowly meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues.

NECHAMA responded shortly after the event, and after assisting more than 180 storm-affected families in Houston, our team is now working in Southeast Texas by the Lousiana border in an area known as the Golden Triangle – Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange, TX.

Volunteer with Us in the Golden Triangle

We are no longer booking volunteers for this Project.

Other Ways You Can Assist NECHAMA

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Harvey Updates

Our Team In Wharton County, TX

Our team in Wharton enjoying the beautiful sunsets in Texas among the cotton crop. Wharton County’s economy relies heavily on cotton, and took a heavy hit during Hurricane Harvey. A... Read More

#TBT – Alternative Break Program in Houston

#tbt to our Alternative Break Program in Houston this past spring. We’ve since moved our rebuild operation to Wharton County, TX. Volunteers most welcome!! Sign up to join us on our... Read More

Hurricane Harvey – Texas Rebuild Project Update

We’re back in Texas! Our Staff is currently setting up base in Wharton, TX in preparation for the re-opening of our Wharton County Rebuild Project. This Project will help families... Read More

Golden Triangle Project Contacts

Jennifer Harris

Press Contact

jennifer@nechama.org

(952) 255-6812

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