Harvey – two years later

BakerRipley continues working to make Houston stronger. See impact and stories from the recovery two years after Hurricane Harvey.

It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since Hurricane Harvey devastated our area.

During this time we have witnessed people from all walks of life working together to help and guide our neighbors in need. At BakerRipley, we’ve learned that long-term recovery is about one family, one person at a time.

Our support for long-term disaster recovery models our unique approach to community development and connects our neighbors to the resources they need to get back to a new normal.

Two years on and our work continues in collaboration with our partners.

BakerRipley Neighborhood Restoration Centers

During the recovery process, our BakerRipley Neighborhood Restoration Centers (NRCs) became instrumental for neighbors to access goods and services needed.

In collaboration with the City of Houston and Harris County, these BakerRipley-managed locations operated in six hard-hit communities.

The centers operated for a year starting in January 2018.

Read about our impact here.

We recently completed our Harvey Home Restoration Program for minor home repairs and assisted 989 families.

In addition, we’ve helped hundreds of neighbors recover from Harvey through our Unmet Needs programs.

For example, Westbury resident Betty Cole got to move back into her home just in time for Christmas, we delivered furniture to make Amber Kirkland’s Montgomery County house a home and Natasha Jones got the surprise of her life when she received a $10,000 furniture gift card thanks to our partnership with United Way and Gallery Furniture.

As always, this work can’t be done alone. We know that collaboration between private, public, and non-profit entities is the only way to make a real impact.

Thanks to all our partners, staff, and volunteers for helping us to keep Houston Strong.