STORY #2: “We Never Thought it Would Be This Bad”

“A family is still displaced from their home from the aftermath of Harvey. Their  gratitude is  a nod to the volunteers who put their time and effort into helping rebuild the community.”

“It’s  a struggle between trying to survive [and] trying to make ends meet…”

“With the decline in media coverage of Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, it’s easy to drive around Houston and surrounding cities and think things are ‘back to normal.’ For tens of thousands of families, this couldn’t be further from the truth. These families are still displaced or living in unrepaired homes. The number of volunteers engaging in the recovery effort has also dwindled, slowing down the rate at which families can be helped.

Houston Responds, and its partner coalitions have launched the ‘Far From Finished’ campaign to raise awareness of the crisis that still exists in our communities and to engage more volunteers through local churches to expedite recovery for families in need.”

The Houston ToolBank is posting this series of videos to remind our network that there is still an incredible amount to be done! Houston Responds and the churches that are a part of their coalition is just one of many groups who need you to pitch in and help your neighbors.



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