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.
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.
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.