Texas Hurricane Relief

Disaster Profile

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane. Harvey was named the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. since 2005, leading to 41 counties in Southeast Texas being designated as federal disaster areas; an estimated 136,000 homes were damaged in Harris County (Houston) alone. Additionally, the Coastal Bend region was hit especially hard, with an estimated 39,927 damaged structures totaling $4.5 billion. Damage caused by Harvey was vast – not only were homes affected by storm surge and rising waters, but high-speed winds downed trees and damaged roofs.

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COVID-19 Safety Measures

Review our COVID-19 Safety page to learn about the new operational standards we’re implementing on program to safeguard the people in the communities we serve and our team.

Program Work

Our team in Coastal Bend was focused on constructing high-quality interior, home repairs. The program came to a close in March 2021.  Having supported communities in the region for nearly three and a half years, this is a momentous occasion for our teams!

Winter Storm Uri Response

All Hands and Hearts will be making plumbing repair kits to distribute to those impacted by Winter Storm Uri. We’ll be working in collaboration with our partners on the ground to ensure these resources make their way to those most in need. These kits will be made outside of Texas not to take away from local resources and be sent out when ready.

Program History

Phase One: Houston and Coastal Bend – August 2017 to January 2018

During the response phase, our teams were able to complete an impactful 16-week response program in Coastal Bend and an 18-week program in Houston. In January, 2018 both programs transitioned into the recovery phase.

Phase Two: Houston – January 2018 to March 2020

After more than two and half years on the ground, our team has wrapped up efforts in Houston, helping support homeowners on their road to recovery after Hurricane Harvey.  In addition to the construction work performed in Houston, we actively supported Food Not Bombs, distributing food to communities in need. 

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Program Work

In Coastal Bend, our teams are still working to reach homeowners needing home repairs, with our site supervisors and volunteers focused on constructing high-quality interior repairs. We’re driven by the continued recognition of the immense scale of need that still exists in Texas, and the compassion of volunteers to keep coming back.

All Hands and Hearts Home Rebuilds

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Home build programs aim to provide a safe living environment for homeowners that have been impacted by disaster. Our teams of staff and volunteers may undertake a series of activities which help to ensure homeowners are able to return to their residences as timeously as possible.

All Hands and Hearts Home Rebuilds

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Home build programs aim to provide a safe living environment for homeowners that have been impacted by disaster. Our teams of staff and volunteers may undertake a series of activities which help to ensure homeowners are able to return to their residences as timeously as possible.

Renewal Projects Renewal Projects

Our Renewal projects help to strengthen communities by boosting morale, restoring elements that bring a sense of normalcy to a community, provide new life or occupational skills and equip community members with skills that can be used to manage future disaster events.

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All Hands and Hearts Renewal Project

Renewal Projects Renewal Projects

Our Renewal projects help to strengthen communities by boosting morale, restoring elements that bring a sense of normalcy to a community, provide new life or occupational skills and equip community members with skills that can be used to manage future disaster events.

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Our bases are communal living spaces that we strive to make feel like home for each and every volunteer. Base work allows us to achieve this and also gives us the opportunity to leverage volunteer skills off the worksite, should they be willing and able to help with office work.