The Greater Houston area is still suffering from damage caused from Hurricane Ike. The damage is extensive and work is expected to be on-going for at least the next year. The Greater Houston Long Term Recovery Committee, which is a coalition of church, service and volunteer agencies, is looking for volunteers to help repair Ike-damaged homes for low-income families, seniors and disabled people.
We kicked off the repair/rebuild phase with a workday blitz on Saturday, January 24 in Houston’s Fifth Ward. We will holding similar workdays on selected Saturdays at a wide variety of locations throughout this year. Typically, a workday will begin at 8 a.m. with an orientation and light breakfast for volunteers. At 9 a.m., volunteers will be divided into groups and begin work at assigned homes in that particular area. Lunch will also be provided, and the workday will end at 4:00 p.m. The focus of assignments will likely vary from workday to workday, but we anticipate that most of the volunteer projects will consist in roof and sheet-rock repair. Volunteers should be able to do heavy lifting and should wear jeans and closed toed boots.
For general information for Hurricane Recovery Volunteers, as well as information of special importance to out-of-state volunteers, please click here http://www.volunteerhouston.us/ike/geninfo.htm.
Repair and rebuild projects will be on-going throughout the next year. Volunteers will be needed who can put up sheet-rock, as well as roofers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters and HVAC. Projects can be 1/2-day or longer. To volunteer on other project days please contact the Greater Houston VRC to register.