Category: Disaster Recovery

Neighborhood Restoration Centers Impact

In collaboration with the City of Houston and Harris County, BakerRipley expanded services to create Neighborhood Restoration Centers that helped the community recover from Hurricane Harvey.

Collaboration is key to recovery

Hurricane Harvey dealt a devastating blow to Carlos Tejada, but he overcame adversity thanks to various agencies collaborating to rebuild homes and lives.

Disaster Response: Humanitarian plan unveiled

The new plan outlines ways we can better serve our immigrant population during times of crisis like Hurricane Harvey.

Stories from the Recovery: The Giving Spirit

Stories from the Recovery: The Giving Spirit

“I walked door-to-door as a postal employee and delivered recovery information to residents. The whole neighborhood flooded, so everyone needed help. Eventually, BakerRipley information came from a client on my mail route.” – Clayton Jackson, BakerRipley Disaster Recovery neighbor

Stories from the Recovery: Prayers Answered

Stories from the Recovery: Prayers Answered

“I knew the keys to my success were Dorothy and Robin with BakerRipley. They made me feel comfortable, I prayed for them and I trusted they would help me get my home put back together – and they did!” – Betty Cole, BakerRipley Disaster Recovery Neighbor

Stories from the Recovery: Team Work Makes the Dream Work

Stories from the Recovery: Team Work Makes the Dream Work

“Natasha and her 11 neighbors that I’m working with hold a special place in my heart. These are hard-working families trying to make it. Harvey came in and ravaged this place of dreams. They are trying to bounce back and BakerRipley is helping.” – Mara Busey, BakerRipley Disaster Case Manager

Entrepreneurship: Coffee changed their lives

Entrepreneurship: Coffee changed their lives

For Sidia and Mario Guzman, coffee is much more than a simple beverage. It is part of their identity and a way of life

Hurricane Harvey 1-year Anniversary Update

Hurricane Harvey 1-year Anniversary Update

Check out our August 2018 Disaster Recovery Update and learn about our impact in disaster recovery work one year after Hurricane Harvey hit the region.

It Really Does Take an Army: Residents Recovering From Hurricane Harvey Benefit from Agency Collaboration

It Really Does Take an Army: Residents Recovering From Hurricane Harvey Benefit from Agency Collaboration

Walmart quietly made a generous donation of 360 palettes to BakerRipley to help the area recover from Hurricane Harvey. The Salvation Army partnered to help store and distribute the items. Over six months the items were given out at our six Restoration Centers located in hard-hit communities.

STORIES FROM THE RECOVERY: CROSSING THE FINISH LINE

Stories From the Recovery: Crossing the Finish Line

“What BakerRipley has done is give me a running start and I’m so blessed to have the assistance,” BakerRIpley neighbor Linda Jerrols said. “I couldn’t have crossed the finish line without my disaster case managers help.”

Texans JJ Watt distributes Hurricane Harvey funds to BakerRipley

Texans JJ Watt distributes Hurricane Harvey funds to BakerRipley

Houston Texans Defensive End JJ Watt announced today the JJ Watt Foundation is donating $2 million to BakerRipley for Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.

DISASTER RECOVERY UPDATE

Disaster Recovery Update

July 2018 Update: Learn about the impact of our disaster recovery work in the communities we serve.

Stories from the Recovery: Furniture delivers a sense of home

Stories from the Recovery: Furniture delivers a sense of home

“The house finally feels comfortable and inviting once more. Thank you to BakerRipley for providing us with new, undamaged furniture. Now my kids and I have a place to reconnect and be a family again.” – Amber Kirkland, BakerRipley Unmet Needs recipient

Stories from the Recovery: It’s all about choices in home restoration

Stories from the Recovery: It’s all about choices in home restoration

“The work you all do enabled a miracle in my family member Stella Overton’s life, renewed her spirit and helped my family give our matriarch happiness in her twilight years. Thanks to BakerRipley, Harvey wasn’t an ending, it was a new beginning.” – Mike Spriggs.

BakerRipley’s volunteer canvassing aims to leave no home behind

BakerRipley’s volunteer canvassing aims to leave no home behind

“We’ve found having a face-to-face connection goes a long way. It shows BakerRipley still cares.”

Disaster Recovery Update

Disaster Recovery Update

May 2018 Update: Learn about the impact of our disaster recovery work

Stories from the Recovery: A Changed Perspective

Stories from the Recovery: A Changed Perspective

“Harvey humbled me and made me see things differently. I don’t worry about material things as much and I trust people more.”

Disaster Recovery Update

Disaster Recovery Update

March 2018 Update: Learn about the impact of our disaster recovery work

Stories from the Recovery: Sight Restored

Stories from the Recovery: Sight Restored

Linda Jerrols was looking forward to the recovery when she saw water rise again. She was still recovering from the 2016 Tax Day floods when Harvey hit.

Disaster Recovery Restoration Centers Open Across Houston

Disaster Recovery Restoration Centers Open Across Houston

As part of an ongoing effort to help our neighbors affected by Hurricane Harvey, BakerRipley has partnered with the City of Houston and Harris County to offer long-term disaster recovery support and services at BakerRipley community centers as part of the Neighborhood Restoration Program.

BakerRipley’s approach to long-term disaster recovery

BakerRipley’s approach to long-term disaster recovery

We have put in place disaster recovery programs which will be responsive to the needs of our neighbors and we are focused on providing resources to help those in need and to alleviate human suffering caused by the storm.

Group from Illinois helps rebuild houses in Houston

Group from Illinois helps rebuild houses in Houston

“None of them know me and I don’t know them, but I’m grateful for these angels,” says Jesse Earl Blanton about the group of volunteers that came from Illinois to help rebuild his house.

Teddy Bears from Dallas

Teddy Bears from Dallas

Hudson Voss, an 8-year-old from Dallas, collected and delivered hundreds of teddy bears to kids affected by the storm in our East Aldine community.

The recovery isn’t done

The recovery isn’t done, and neither are we

The work isn’t done yet. We are in it for the long haul, and we can’t do this without neighbors helping neighbors.