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Hurricane Harvey – Wharton County Repair/Rebuild Program


In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, devastating large sections of the 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 teams were on the ground in September 2017, working in both the response and rebuild phases up until April 2018.


About Our Wharton County Repair/Rebuild Program

Wharton County, roughly 60 miles south-west of Houston, did not receive the same level of support due to its rural setting. Our small, short-lived Program focused on installing insulation and drywall.

Families Assisted: 4

Days Deployed: 55

Volunteer Numbers: 4

Volunteer Hour Dollar Value: $10, 026

Wharton County Updates

Hurricane Harvey – Wharton County Program Update

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

Still so much work to do after Hurricane Harvey

In Wharton County, Texas our NECHAMA team is working hard to help families whose homes were struck by disaster. There is still so much damage left from Hurricane Harvey. Some... Read More

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


Dorothy Maples

Operations Director

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