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.
We are no longer booking volunteers for this Project.
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With the passing of the 2nd Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, we reflect on where we’ve been and the people we’ve met along the way. What stands out are the memories... Read More
We have put our Wharton County Program on hold through the end of this year, but hope to restart in January. Volunteers are desperately needed in Texas. Apply today! Read More
#tbt To that time last year in Texas, when we were mucking and gutting homes flooded during Hurricane Harvey. We’re still invested in helping Texans recover. We’ve met so many families... Read More