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Two Women and a Truck Help put a Community Back Together

Two Women and a Truck Help put a Community Back Together

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There is only one way in and out of River Oaks Drive in Conroe, TX, 30 miles north of Houston. When rain floods the street, the road is impassable. The city sends a crew—sometimes promptly, sometimes not—to pump the water farther down the street, toward Grants Lake so that residents can get to...

Harvey One Year Later

Harvey One Year Later

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One year after Hurricane Harvey inundated South Texas, the recovery process seems almost as random as the storm itself. How are people doing? It depends. People with few resources are struggling, as if the storm had just hit. And for many, a nagging depression lingers. They know that full...

Thrift Store Rises with the Flood Waters To Assist Neighbors

Thrift Store Rises with the Flood Waters To Assist Neighbors

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What started in 1983 in an empty building on the west side of Wharton took on great significance immediately following Harvey’s devastating floods of August 2017. The town of 10,000 west of Houston was spared flooding during the actual storm, but two days later, lying along the Colorado River...

Reach Takes On 14 Homes in Brazoria County

Reach Takes On 14 Homes in Brazoria County

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The roots of this particular mission trip are 20+ years deep. The Rev. Jim Liberatore, rector of St. Andrew’s, Pearland has been planting seeds and tending relationships with people and institutions in the Pearland community for more than two decades and it paid off this summer for Harvey flood...

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