Harvey Long Term Recovery Group Success Stories

Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team (BCLTRT)

View article, “Harvey’s woes still fresh in Bastrop Co. as recovery team helps repair”

Baytown Area & Chambers County Disaster Recovery (BACC DR)

The following statistics are for the time period of December 1 through March 15:

  • 6 home rebuild projects by Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Volunteer – work included sheetrock, insulation, flooring, doors and trim replacement. Three homes located in Baytown, TX and Highlands and three homes located in Anahuac/Double Bayou, TX (Chambers County)
  • 21 volunteers from MDS
  • 1,320 volunteer hours
  • $32,996.80 in volunteer labor (based on independentsector.org volunteer salary of $25.15/hr)
  • Median income – Baytown area homes $58,261 and Chambers County homes $44,940
  • BACC DR projects focused on the needs of elderly and disabled homeowners

Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group (CBDRG)

The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group’s rebuilding and recovery efforts are in full swing following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. CBDRG has partnered with numerous businesses, non-profit agencies and volunteer groups to rebuild or replace homes for under-served homeowners in the Coastal Bend area of Texas who have identified unmet needs through case management. The Mennonite Disaster Service, Christian Public Service, CARE, Central Christian College of Kansas Golf Team, Presbyterian Disaster Service, Reach Global, and other volunteer groups have collaborated with CBDRG and its clients with home rebuilding projects and restoring families’ lives.

Seven home repair projects have been completed for clients of CBDRG. There are currently 22 home building or replacement projects underway with approximately 80 more estimates that will be completed next week. Most of those 80 will be presented to the Unmet Needs Committee for funding in the coming weeks and matched with volunteer labor.

Below are photographs of members of the Central Christian College of Kansas Golf Team who spent their Spring Break repairing homes. Their team leaders were parents who accompanied them and shared their construction skills with others. The team repaired the roof damage on a home of an elderly woman, who is caring for her pregnant daughter and is raising her 18-month-old grandson. Her son repaired the water damage to the inside of the home. Hers is a story of a family being able to participate in their own recovery with assistance from generous volunteers.