Registration is now open for individuals and teams wishing to volunteer with the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders, who are working in east Texas to help victims of historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey this summer. In fact, teams are already on the way.
The Disaster Rebuilders are working to set up multiple camps for volunteers, but the first teams will be hosted by Houston’s Clear Lake Presbyterian Church.
Disaster ReBuilders leader Bart Tucker reports that locals and volunteers have done an excellent job of rapidly addressing the most urgent need after floods like this — mucking out homes to remove wet drywall, flooring and anything else that could allow dangerous mold to grow and fester. This means they already can focus on the second step — repairing damaged homes.
The Disaster ReBuilders will continue to operate from their base in Denham Springs, Louisiana, where they are helping residents still dealing with the after-effects of historic flooding that hit much of the state in 2016.
Meanwhile, several Fuller Center covenant partners in Georgia and Florida expect to be partnering with families who have suffered wind damage from Hurricane Irma but cannot secure funding for repairs through insurance, government assistance or traditional means.
To learn more about the Disaster ReBuilders’ plans or to support The Fuller Center for Housing’s Disaster Recovery Fund, click one of the links below:
President Snell’s Sept. 14 update on disaster recovery: