Daily Archives: September 18, 2017

Helping Hands: Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

So, heads up, this post has absolutely nothing to do with jiu jitsu.

Last week I and a bunch of others went to Texas last week to help the residents of Houston rebuild their lives after Hurricane Harvey. And trust me, there was a lot to be done. Some of the things that we did included sorting food at a food bank in Austin, working to sort and pack clothes/supplies for the Austin Disaster Relief Network, and actually reaching out with another group to help clean out and do demolition work on the homes that needed wet, moldy items and materials removed from there homes.

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And trust me, there was a lot to clean out (those are fish that were found under some flooring, in case you were wondering).

It was a great experience, to actually be able to go out there and help the people of Houston. There is a part of me that’s sad (and kind of upset, to be honest), that we weren’t able to help more people. There’s just so much to be done, and while we worked as hard as we could, there’s just a ton more to be done out there.

If you can, I would ask that people take a moment to donate something, anything really, to help these people out- for those affected by either Harvey or Irma.  They have a lot of rebuilding to do.

That’s all for today: have a great day everyone!

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