RV Disaster Corps

Did you know that Texas is the the top state in the country for natural disasters? There have been 86 major disaster declarations in Texas over the past 65 years. During these times, thousands of citizens volunteer through various disaster response efforts.
This year, our sister program in Waco, Heart of Texas RSVP, developed the Recreational […]

Emergency Preparedness Month

Kathleen Votava, Aging Services Program Specialist at ACL
September is National Preparedness Month and this year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the devastation that emergencies like this can cause, it is a timely moment to remind everyone to make their emergency preparedness plans and to also […]

Volunteering after a Disaster

Dawn Dieckman, Community Engagement Coordinator, Coming of Age
Natural disasters can occur at any time and happen to anyone. This is why so many people are eager to help when devastating events like Hurricane Harvey occur. But, something these well intended individuals may not realize is they could be adding to the problem.
Spontaneous volunteers often arrive […]

Hurricane Harvey Donations

There are many people who want to help with the recent hurricane that hit Texas. Here are a few local organizations helping with the recovery and relief efforts.
The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, has started the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Tax-deductible donations accepted on their website. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, […]

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