Volunteers from Atlanta hard at work.
Southeast Texas continues to assess the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey and its unprecedented rainfall and floods. That includes at least three Houston-area Boys & Girls Clubs that suffered major structural harm:roofs blown off, severe wind and water damage, basic equipment and supplies lost.
But somehow, in the midst of terrifying and historic floods, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston continues to serve its community, even extending hours at the five Clubhouses its managed to re-open.
At Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we’re working with our Board of Governors, leveraging our partnerships, and calling on the public to make a donation and help affected Clubs continue to serve the kids of their communities.
Clubs and kids are stepping up, too. From bake sales and raffles to supply drives, Club members around the country are demonstrating values that we work so hard to instill, such as leadership and civic duty, to help all hurricane victims.On Monday, I plan to travel to Houston to meet with local Club leaders, see what we're dealing with, and help however I can. BGCA will continue to monitor Hurricane Irma, and keep close contact and provide counsel to Clubs that could be in its path. Those wanting to make a donation to help affected Clubs can visit BGCA.org/DisasterRelief. All donations will go directly to impacted Boys & Girls Clubs.