Category: Disaster Recovery
“We’ve found having a face-to-face connection goes a long way. It shows BakerRipley still cares.”
May 2018 Update: Learn about the impact of our disaster recovery work
“Harvey humbled me and made me see things differently. I don’t worry about material things as much and I trust people more.”
March 2018 Update: Learn about the impact of our disaster recovery work
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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 work isn’t done yet. We are in it for the long haul, and we can’t do this without neighbors helping neighbors.
BakerRipley has compiled information and resources to help the community’s storm recovery. We will update as new information becomes available.
“There’s nothing like a storm friend. A friend you make because you saved one another in the midst of it all.”
To date, the BakerRipley NRG Center shelter has welcomed more than 7,000 neighbors from 110 cities in Texas. Take a look at a curated photo gallery from our time at the shelter.