The Global Outreach and Education Department (GEO) will send relief teams to Houston, Texas for practical and spiritual reconciliation after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
Teams will be sent over both winter and summer recess to provide support after the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas late on August 25th.
In response to the devastation, Vanguard’s GEO Department intends to provide a piece of hope in the midst of the aftermath.
“This team will be doing clean up and restorative projects for those who faced the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Working in partnership with the Convoy of Hope and local churches, Vanguard will be assisting in a variety of projects,” said Kayli Hillebrand, director of the department.
The partnership will consist of handing out much needed supplies to Harvey victims.
The dates for the winter trip will be December 9-19; the summer trip dates will be June 3 – 17. the total cost for each trip will be $1500.
Harvey moved slowly over Southeast Texas from August 26th – August 30th bringing flash flooding and winds up to 100 mph in its wake. Hurricane Harvey reeked having on nearly 30 counties in Texas and Louisiana. In the midst of it Harvey left Houston county with millions of dollars of destruction, families were left homeless, and nearly 70 people dead.
As Vanguard strives to harbor a community of service, students are encouraged to find out more on this opportunity and stay up to date for further information on this opportunity.