Hurricane Harvey

Aug 29, 2019 by Beth Degraff

Two-Years After Hurricane Harvey.. Still Much to be Done

      World Renew DRS volunteers put in many hours on the couple's home, which needed all new sheetrock, mudding, painting, flooring, and more

Jun 6, 2018 by Elly Dalmaijer

Passing Through the Waters of Harvey

UNITED STATES - “Be careful when you go into the house. This end of the house has shifted from the foundation block.” With this warning in mind, we gingerly entered what used to be the kitchen where Tabitha cooked...

Mar 16, 2018 by Denny and Judy Stoel

Real Life in Texas After Harvey

Thirty thousand homes were damaged or destroyed in the storm, and fifty thousand cars were flooded or totaled. The rain that fell set an all-time record for total rainfall recorded from a tropical storm in the US. On January 13, 2018, we joined a 25-member World Renew needs assessment team that arrived in Brazoria County, Texas, to survey residents about their unmet needs after the storm. The volunteers were ready to get started on the first day of work, but a rare ice storm in Texas delayed our process for two days!

Feb 13, 2018 by Kellie Scholma

Recovering from Hurricane Harvey in Port Arthur, Texas

Many times, people have no choice but to live in unsafe conditions. World Renew DRS is able to find and help people who have respiratory and other health issues because they are living in damaged, waterlogged homes and can’t afford to move.  Although many families who have the resources are repairing their damaged homes, trustworthy electricians, plumbers, and carpenters are hard to find, and scams are common after a disaster.

Dec 6, 2017 by Beth De Graff

Chicago School Raises $10,000 for Harvey Response

When a group of young people gets behind a project, amazing things can happen. On September 7, 2017, students at Timothy Christian School in Chicago hosted an Epic Burger Battle to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey response in Texas through World Renew’s Disaster Response Services (DRS).

Nov 29, 2017

ATTENTION YOUTH! Join Operation Ruby Slipper and Help Hurricane Survivors

Can you believe it’s already been three months since people in the southern US and Puerto Rico were pounded by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria? Time marches on, but the urgency to help hasn’t subsided. Thousands of people are still displaced from their hurricane-damaged homes.

Nov 23, 2017 by Sara DeBoer

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them

This year’s hurricane season has been historically catastrophic. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria were the first, fourth, and fifth costliest storms on record and affected millions, leaving thousands upon hundreds of thousands displaced or homeless. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the need. Where to start?

Oct 31, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

On the Ground After the Hurricanes

Kevin is normally a calm unruffled man, but he spent a terrifying night riding out Hurricane Harvey in his boat in his garage. He heard a banging on the garage throughout the night. In the morning, he realized it was his truck floating in his yard, knocking against the garage. Almost everything in his house and garage was ruined by water.

Oct 10, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

Update on Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria

Eighty-five percent of the residents in Port Arthur, Texas, were left with severe damage to their homes after Hurricane Harvey.

Sep 21, 2017 by Ida Kaastra Mutoigo

The Strong Name of the Trinity

September is not yet over, and we at World Renew have drawn at least seven emergency situations to your attention. You have responded incredibly generously and with great faith - in God, and in us - despite possibly being overwhelmed. Thank you!