The Long Road of Long-Term Recovery

August 2020 marks the three year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey hitting the Texas Gulf Coast. This anniversary means different things to different people. For some, it means remembering a time when communities came together in heroic ways. It is a time that can seem almost idyllic if not for the mass disaster. For others, it […]

When Good Enough Isn’t Even Close

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Update: August will mark three years since the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Texas Gulf Coast. With a developing storm moving into the Gulf of Mexico and headed toward Matagorda Bay, we find ourselves watching the weather reports withwariness and weariness. You see, some people are saying “I can’t take […]

It seems fitting that our very first Hesed House blog is being written and posted during a disaster. Hesed House of Wharton exists because of needs that became evident during response and recovery efforts in multiple flooding disasters within our community. Disasters teach us a lot about individual and communal vulnerability, as well as resilience. […]