When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas Aug. 25, 2017, as a Category 4 hurricane, it became the country’s first major — Category 3 or higher — hurricane since Wilma hit Florida in October 2005 and the first major hurricane to strike southern Texas since Celia in 1970. It kicked off a historically destructive 2017 storm season for the Caribbean and the southern U.S.
Causing about $125 billion in damage, Harvey ranks as the second-most costly hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland since 1900. Hurricanes Irma and Maria followed within a month of Harvey, affecting Florida, Puerto Rico, and much of the Caribbean, respectively causing $50 billion and $90 billion in damages.
“This is going to be a massive, massive cleanup process,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott told “Good Morning America” Sept. 1, 2017, about a week after Harvey hit. “People need to understand this is not going to be a short-term project. This is going to be a multi-year project for Texas to be able to dig out of this catastrophe.”
MISSION AND THE REASONS WE EXIST
To provide a collaboration of human needs and supportive social services towards the advancement of life cooperatively through building food security and sustainability, nutritional aide, disaster assistance, and shelter
To create self-sufficiency through job skills training & retention, Co-op building for farmer/fishermen/ag-producer/cattlemen, while building social capacity and social capital development empowering underserved and disadvantaged communities
To educate populations in enriched academic tutorials and remediation, which encompass educational, spiritual, and physical learning, with a focus on children at risk of academic failure including dislocated and distressed families
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