Texas Floods: NECHAMA Responds

NECHAMA has launched a response to extensive flooding in Texas which has damaged thousands of homes across the state. We have a team already on the ground in Austin and additional people and equipment en route to begin helping those impacted.

NECHAMA in Texas: Assessing Flood Situation

Over the weekend, extreme rain led to catastrophic flooding in Central Texas. In the town of Wimberley (25 miles southwest of Austin), the Blanco River rose more than 33 feet in just 3 hours and there are currently an estimated 1000 homes damaged or destroyed in Hays County.

Thank You Dan!

After nearly 7 years, NECHAMA is sad to say goodbye to Dan Hoeft as he moves on to his next endeavor. If you’ve volunteered on a deployment during those past years, you’ve probably met Dan and know how much of a loss it is for us.

Remembering Lauren Meyer (1992-2015)

Lauren (top right on ladder) with Team Leaders: Scott (top left) Alan (bottom Right) and members of the Roth family while working on a home last spring, 2014, in New York after Hurricane Sandy

We knew Lauren as a vibrant NECHAMA Volunteer & AmeriCorps NCCC Member that spent 6 weeks with us repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Her constant positive attitude and enthusiasm to help others made every work site a pleasure to be at.

May her memory be a blessing.