Current Projects / 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.

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Harvey Updates

72 Hours in Houston – Notes from our Executive Director

It’s been six months since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, devastating communities, and altering lives. After helping more than 150 families during our Houston Response Project, NECHAMA teams began... Read More

NECHAMA Kicks Off Houston Rebuild Project

NECHAMA staff returned to Houston this week to begin assessments and setting up for our Houston Rebuild Project. Kicking off with our Alternative Spring Break, we plan to provide basic... Read More

An Unprecidented 2017, An Exciting 2018

2017 is in the books, and it proved to be a year like none NECHAMA has seen before. In addition to a number of smaller events responded to, NECHAMA: Responded... Read More

Golden Triangle Project Contacts

Jennifer Harris

Press Contact

(952) 255-6812

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