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Opportunities for Assistance and Information

The Texas Tribune is hosting events to help Hurricane Harvey victims take steps to get their lives in order and move forward after the devastation. These events are FREE. Visit the event page for more information, times, and locations: Health Care after Hurricane Harvey - Thursday, November 30, 2017 Rebuilding After…

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Making a Difference One Home at a Time

This past weekend, about two dozen amazing volunteers gathered at a home in Beaumont to help Dottie McConnell rebuild her home after Hurricane Harvey. The team, including a few helpful youth, worked tirelessly to get donated sheetrock up on the walls.   Dottie is a single-parent and a senior citizen.…

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Unidos por Harvey

¿Su casa sufrió daños por inundaciones? ¿Necesita ayuda para reconstruir su casa? Unidos por Harvey está ayudando a las personas de bajos ingresos, padres solteros, ancianos y veteranos a obtener los materiales que necesitan para reparar sus casas por medio de donaciones. Si usted o alguien que conoce fue afectado…

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Support Our Veterans

Are you a veteran who had their home affected due to the flood? If you're a veteran or know a veteran who was affected because of the flood, all you have to do is submit a form here at HarveySupport.org/GetAid/ and Provide 4 Others will match you with donors and…

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Flood Victim Support

Did your home sustain flood damage? Need help in rebuilding your home? Provide 4 Others is helping low income, single parents, senior citizens and veterans get the materials they need to repair their homes donated.  If you or anyone you know house was affected due to the flood, submit a…

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What If I Don’t Have Flood Insurance?

Estimates report that only 12% of Americans have flood insurance. However, there is still hope for those who never thought they would need any. The Small Business Association has long-term options for homeowners to borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace a home. FEMA provides up to $33,000 for…

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Beware of “Storm Chaser” Fraud

  Protect yourself from unreliable and fraudulent service companies. Storm-Chaser Scam Artists only mean harm. Here are the top three tips to help you avoid their trap.      Don't commit to the first bid. Talk with a few contractors before you decide which is best. Pay in installments. If…

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Find Out How To Get And Offer Help

Relief efforts are still in full effect after Hurricane Harvey. There are an increasing number of resources available for those impacted to get help and opportunities to offer help. The Texas Tribune provided an extensive list of resources from legal contacts to pet lost-and-founds. Below are a few resources unique to…

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Guide to Mold Cleanup

  Mold can be a challenging substance to combat. The cleanup procedure differs depending on factors such as quantity, location and how long it has been growing. As you begin the rebuilding process, we want to help you stay in the know about the best ways to repair your home.…

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The Impact of Harvey

Hurricane Harvey destroyed homes all along the Gulf coast. Check out the level of damage for the various parts of Houston, as estimated by FEMA. We want to help as many of these impacted areas as we can! Click here to view the interactive map (The Texas Tribune).

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Volunteer Your Blood

The blood supply is often in need of donations, but always more so after disasters. It's a small thing you can do to help, and you know it's always for a good cause. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is appealing for donations after a four-day stoppage in the wake…

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Ordinary Citizens Rescue Flood Victims

First responders were inundated with calls for help but could only respond to a fraction of victims trapped in their homes. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and other officials called for anyone with a boat or high water vehicle to assist in rescues. The result was neighbors helping neighbors and…

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Harvey Volunteers – September 4th

We need volunteers to help remove debris, sheetrock, and flooring from hundreds of homes in affected areas due to Harvey. Come ready to serve, no need to sign-up. We have team leaders ready to get you to the places with the most need. 6374 French Chateau Dr, 77088 Volunteers needed…

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Hurricane Harvey Wrecks Up To 1 Million Vehicles

Reporters estimate that Hurricane Harvey ruined up to 1 million vehicles. The most of any other natural disaster. The estimate includes vehicles owned by individuals and entire car lots owned by dealerships. However, good news is that insurance will most likely cover any loss. Click here to read the full…

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Providing Demo Help 101

Providing Aid Protocol lt is critical that the team leader talks to the homeowner and establishes the following parameters: Introduction Make them feel welcome and make sure that they understand this is a volunteer effort that is free and offered by community volunteers. Personal Introduction Introduce the organization Ask to…

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7 False Rumors About Hurricane Harvey

With so much information circulating online about Hurricane Harvey and the Houston Flood it is important to know what is true and what isn't. There was not a shark swimming in the streets and Houston is not under mandatory evacuations.   Click here to read the other false rumors (KHOU).

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Harvey Clean-Up Volunteers

  We need volunteers to help remove debris, sheetrock, and flooring from hundreds of homes in affected areas due to Harvey. Come ready to serve, no need to sign-up. We have team leaders ready to get you to the places with the most need. 4813 Larking St Volunteers needed to…

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Classes Cancelled for a Week – HISD

(HISD and many other districts have since extended this for another week. -Ed.) Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the largest school district in the area, though there are many others. It doesn't seem close to feasible for the schools to get back to a normal pace of things for…

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