Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented severe flooding in Houston and other areas in Texas, damaging thousands of homes and communities. Now Hurricane Irma has made landfall in Florida after devastating islands in the Caribbean.
Habitat for Humanity has local organizations throughout the regions affected by the storms. With their help, we are assessing shelter and housing needs.
Long-term plans will be determined after our evaluations and will depend on the level of support we receive from donors, volunteers, corporate partners and other community organizations.
Our hearts and prayers are with everyone in the affected areas.
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Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford visited Houston’s Harrel Park and helped tear out drywall from flooded homes. “It is heartbreaking to see what these storms can do to families,” Reckford says.
With the help of four keystone corporate partners, Habitat for Humanity has launched the long-term hurricane recovery initiative Habitat Hammers Back. “Hope is just as important as physical repairs,” said Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford, who announced the plan and its $100 million goal in Houston.