Texas Hurricane Harvey Relief- Volunteering
Poured Out will be working out of Port Arthur, TX. This area was among the worst in terms of flooding and devastation. We are accepting volunteers (individuals and groups) now and scheduling for trips beginning October 1st.
Where We Are:
First Christian Church
5856 9th Ave
Port Arthur, TX 77642
What We’re Doing:
We are providing free services for those whose insurance cannot cover damages or for any other reason need aid. Volunteers will be helping to muck out houses, remove drywall, clear properties, and more. We will also be helping to repair the hosting church (First Christian Church), which was badly flooded. Drywall work, painting, cleaning, plumbing, and flooring may be included in volunteer work. We are coordinating volunteer teams to help with these projects. Any skill levels and serving hearts are welcome!
When We Will Begin:
We are receiving individuals and/or teams beginning the last week of September. We currently are accepting groups or individual volunteers on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you would like to volunteer, please click here to apply online. For additional questions email our disaster response administrative team at firstname.lastname@example.org
What You’ll Need:
-completed Application Form
-clothes for the duration of your stay
-sleeping materials (this includes sheet, blanket, pillow)
-lunch food/money for lunch
–$25/day/volunteer donation for Site Volunteer Cost (covers lodging, breakfast, and dinner) is suggested but not required.
–A copy of the front and back of your license and insurance cards: if you do not have insurance, please sign and bring an Insurance Waiver Form.
What We Have:
-food to cook for breakfast and dinner
-sleeping rooms at First Christian Church
-cots and sleeping pads
-parking for standard vehicles. (RV, Trailers, Etc. must be scheduled ahead of time through email@example.com and cannot always be accommodated)
-You will need to arrange your own transportation to/from home to First Christian Church
-The closest airport is Jack Brooks Regional Airport (BPT). If you fly into this airport, we can pick you up. If you fly into Houston, you will need to arrange your own transportation to First Christian Church
-You can sign up with a group or individually, and can come as many or as few days as you like!
-Volunteers age 18 and up accepted, 16 and up accepted with parent consent, 14 and up accepted if parent is on trip, participants under 18 years of age will need a signed Parent Permission Slip.
-Registration is based on availability
INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS MUST SIGN UP THROUGH OUR ONLINE APPLICATION AND BE SCHEDULED THROUGH USDR@POURED-OUT.ORG
Stay tuned on our website and Facebook Page to learn how you can get involved.
Hurricane Harvey is an active tropical cyclone that is causing unprecedented and catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas. It is the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period with no major hurricanes making landfall in the United States. Harvey is also the first hurricane to hit the state of Texas since Ike in 2008, and the strongest to hit the state since Carla in 1961. In addition, it is the strongest hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico since Hurricane Rita in 2005 and the strongest to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. It joined 2016’s Matthew as one of only two U.S. hurricanes to cause an extreme wind warning to be issued, indicating “tornado-like winds” within the storm including isolated tornadoes. Harvey is also the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the contiguous United States, surpassing a record set by Tropical Storm Ameila in 1978. National Weather Service meteorologist says the tornado that destroyed more than 100 homes and businesses and hurt 25 people in Baxter Springs, Kan., dropped so quickly that sirens were activated only a minute or two before the twister hit.
Email Contact: USDR@poured-out.org
Phone: 707-278-USDR 707-278-8737