Coastal Bend, TX
Hurricane Harvey reached tropical storm status on August 17, 2017 and continued to develop and intensify, becoming a category 3 hurricane that finally dissipated on September 3, 2017. It was the costliest natural disaster ever on record in the U.S. and the first major hurricane to make landfall on U.S. soil since 2005. There were 91 confirmed deaths and more than 300,000 people were left without electricity. Many people were displaced and thousands of homes were destroyed or sustained major damage.Volunteer in Coastal Bend, TX
What MDS Is Doing
MDS work will be primarily new home construction. Houses will be framed and closed in by Disaster Aid Ohio, ready for interior completion as well as exterior painting. There will be ramp and porch work at the beginning, before the framing of new homes is completed.
Coastal Bend is a broad term that includes nine different counties that span along the curved area on the Gulf Coast (including Aransas County, where volunteers will be staying). The climate is generally hot in the summer and mild in the winter. The area is known for fishing and birding, seafood, working ranches, and antiquing.