Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief
Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast of Texas on August 24, 2017 with catastrophic flooding in the Houston area. In the four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues. Neighbors were helping neighbors and the whole city came together to start helping with the recovery process.
People from across the nation reached out to help with the recovery efforts and we have received many inquiries of how youth groups may come help this summer. With so many requests, two youth ministers with Diocesan support as well as many churches and recovery programs have planned a week-long mission trip for youth groups from across the nation to come together and help.
Objective: To bring together Episcopal youth groups and adults from throughout the country who want to help with Harvey relief efforts in the summer of 2018.
Mission Work: We will be serving multiple areas around Houston devastated by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Relief projects will include home repair and/or service projects in the affected areas.
· Cost | $350 per person
· Ages | Entering 7th grade - Graduating 12th grade
· Dates | Sunday, June 24 3p.m. - Saturday, June 30 10a.m.
Sign up: If you are interested in bringing your group to participate in this week of relief work, please click here to fill out this RSVP link by April 4. The mission trip capacity is 200 youth and adults. We advise that you bring enough adults to have a ratio of one safeguarded adult to every five students or at the least two safeguarded adults.
Questions? Contact the following coordinators: