Hope after Harvey
On August 25th, heavy rains flooded the streets, cars, and homes of Houston. Within hours, hundreds of families were displaced. Many lost their homes, places of work,and transportation from the flood waters. Hurricane Harvey has been declared one of the most devastating cyclones to hit the Greater Houston Area and surrounding cities in Texas. The damage Harvey caused, however, did not suppress the spirits of those harmed for long. During one of the most devastating natural disasters to hit Texas, Houstonians everywhere came together to provide for and help one another, showing the world an example of what true community and togetherness can do in the midst of hardship.
Our team at The Village Connect joined in with the efforts of The Houston Diaper Bank, and Rice Coalition on Hunger and Homelessness sponsored by generous donors Sprouts Farmer's Market, Shipley's Donuts, and Hopdoddy's Burger Bar, to put together sack lunches and sanitary bags for victims. Several volunteers walked, biked, and kayaked there way across flooded streets to Rice University's Duncan College commons to help.
Over 800 sack lunches and 1,200 sanitation kits were made and delivered to victims throughout the week! The dedication and teamwork of community members and organizations brought hope after Harvey.
We are very grateful for our sponsors and everyone who came out to help, and for Rice University for providing the space!