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Boy Scouts Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

5201 Convict Hill

Austin, TX 78749

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Participate In One Of The Largest Disaster Recovery Coordinated Volunteer Effort In The City Of Austin

The Boy Scouts of America, Helping Hands Austin, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Crisis Cleanup, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, Catholic Charities, and various religious organizations are organizing one of the largest disaster recovery coordinated volunteer effort in the city of Austin to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

FEMA estimates that a total of 1 million households have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and 1,650,000 hours of volunteer work is forecasted to be needed over the next few weeks and a total of over 22 million hours will be needed in total to help those affected by the flood.

The Boy Scouts of America is getting a group together to help disaster relief victims in Hoston on September 23rd.

WHO: Volunteer Age Requirement

Disaster volunteers can be either male or female and 12 and above. Volunteers 12-18 need to be accompanied by an adult/parent. Volunteers need to be in good medical and physical shape to work all day.

What: What will Will BE Doing

Scouts will be traveling to disaster affected areas to help homes affected by Hurricane Harvey. Work will involve cleaning up from flood damage, mucking out houses, breaking down furniture, removing trees and yard cleanup, repairing roofs, cleaning up debris, repairing fences, and additional labor intensive activities.

When:

Saturday, September 23rd from 7am to 6:30pm + return travel time.

Volunteers are expected to work all day or will need to coordinate with shift leaders to ensure early departures will not affect their team's ability to help.

We plan on going on Saturday and returing the same day. If you want to stay the night you will need to find your own accomodations.

Where: Meeting Location

Volunteers will meet at 5201 Convict Hill, Austin TX 78749 at 7am and will be:

(1) Assigned to a crew

(2) Travel together to a list of houses they will help

(3) Work with the command center to coordinate efforts across all volunteers

(4) Accomplish tasks as a team.

(5) Return

We will be working in Katy, TX.

What To Bring

Volunteers should bring boots, heavy duty gloves, wear jeans, and bring a dust mask. Also, you will be responsible for your own food and water.

Helping Hands Austin will be providing the training, list of houses for your crew, and a command center.

​Materials

  1. Rubber Boots
  2. Work gloves
  3. Claw hammer
  4. Pry bar (12 inches long 2 inches wide 1/4 in thick)
  5. Flat Pry Bar is best -screw driver (Phillips)
  6. Floor broom
  7. Straight edge flat head shovel
  8. Dust mask

Food

  1. Snacks
  2. Lunch
  3. Water

optional

  1. chainsaw

  2. wheel barrow (bring a pick up truck)

Also, please make sure to bring the following signed concent form to the event: Download Form

Why You Should Come - We Need Your Help

Volunteers will benefit from helping people fix their homes that have been affected by the disaster. In past disasters only 59% of the cases reported actually get helped. This means over 4,500 houses may not get help. The more disaster clean-up volunteers we can get the greater number of people we can help. So please sign-up and get others to sign-up as well.

Choosing to go with our team will allow you to enter areas that are blocked off to the public, will give you access to thousands of displaced households that require immediate assistance, and will allow you to be a part of a team that is helping those in need today.

If you want to volunteer please sign-up below and someone will contact you with more information.

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