In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall, causing unprecedented precipitation, severe winds, and flood damage around the Gulf of Mexico. Houston, Texas—the fourth most populous city in the United States—was directly in the path of the storm. Families and communities alike faced unparalleled adversity in the aftermath. Months later, the destruction of Hurricane Harvey remains. But with it comes the resilience and unyielding hope of Houstonians, who continue to work towards rebuilding the place they call home.
Join us in Houston as we work with those individuals and communities in response to the storm. In the Lone Star State, we work alongside Texans to not only lend a helping hand, but also to learn about and explore the unique vibrancy, beauty, and hospitality of Houston. Work to help revive Houston, step-by-step, as you engage with the community and make friends for life on The Road Less Traveled.
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In Houston, we work with the St. Bernard Project—a national, renowned organization that provides relief to areas effected by disasters. Operating in a multitude of locations within the United States, the St. Bernard Project (SBP) has rebuilt over 1,200 homes nationwide, working to lend a hand to those in need.
While in Houston, our group will volunteer directly with SBP to help restore and revitalize areas still in recovery. We work to help aid our fellow Americans and reflect on the meaning of volunteerism and community service.
Though it has been months since the initial devastation of Hurricane Harvey, the people of Texas remain effected by the storm. Tens of thousands of people are still displaced, with a numerous of homes damaged from floodwaters.
However, the City of Houston has already made great efforts to join together in assisting others to respond and rebound. What inarguably remains is the hope, spirit, and community of Texas, the work thus far serving as an example for volunteers everywhere.
While there’s no doubt that the Texas: Hurricane Harvey Relief program centers around volunteerism and community restoration, there’s plenty of time to explore all that Houston offers. Try your skills as a Soul-food chef at an authentic Southern cooking class. Immerse into nature on walks through Houston’s arboretum, looking out for the reptiles, birds, and amphibians that call the marsh home. Relax at the end of a long service day by trying a SnoBall—the best way to beat Texas summer heat. Consider the discoveries and advances of space travel at Space City’s famous Johnson Space Center. Don’t miss out on the sights, sounds, and smells that make Houston so unique!
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To assist in the rebuilding of homes and communities
To marvel at Houston's unique street art that turns unassuming street corners into masterpieces
To learn more about the Houston's connection to outer space at the famous NASA Space Center
To start conversations with local Texans about resilience and recovery in the face of change
To create local, Southern cuisine at a Soul Food Cooking Class
To walk the boardwalks of Houston's preserved swamps where turtles swim nearby
Endeavor to be the change by lending a hand to those who seek recovery
Restore neighborhoods and homes as Houstonians work alongside
Channel the energy unique to the people of Houston
We invite you to start your journey to Houston today.