Category: Financial Well-Being
How We’re Helping Families Recover – By The Numbers
Learn how we’re helping families recover over the past year in this comprehensive progress report.
Entrepreneur builds low cost prototype at FabLab Houston
“BakerRipley has really impacted my journey as a business owner and truly I’m just getting started.” – Patricia Slind
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.
Hurricane Harvey: One Year of Recovery and Reflection
“It’s unbelievable that BakerRipley transformed NRG Center overnight into a shelter so many called home for a day or weeks. There was no task too small for volunteers to do and most just wanted to help.” – Tejal Patel, NRG Center Shelter Volunteer.
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
“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
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: July 2018
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
“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
“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
“We’ve found having a face-to-face connection goes a long way. It shows BakerRipley still cares.”
Disaster Recovery Update: May 2018
May 2018 Update: Learn about the impact of our disaster recovery work
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: March 2018
March 2018 Update: Learn about the impact of our disaster recovery work
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
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
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.
Meet the Winners of ¡Lánzate Houston!
¡Lánzate Houston!, the first pitch competition conducted entirely in Spanish in Houston, was hosted by BakerRipley’s Entrepreneur Connection Program in partnership with the The City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity.
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
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, 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.
Hurricane Harvey: Recovery Resources
BakerRipley has compiled information and resources to help the community’s storm recovery. We will update as new information becomes available.
Our friends at the shelter
“There’s nothing like a storm friend. A friend you make because you saved one another in the midst of it all.”
BakerRipley Shelter at NRG: Photo Gallery
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.