We are one year post the most devastating storm ever to hit the Texas Coast. One year later, you won't see too many reminders of the flood waters, but there are many who are still struggling to come back, to recover from what happened.
For The Abundant Harvest team - all of us - I think of Harvey as the best learning tool we could have ever received. We grew in exponential rates, doing more sometimes in a day than we planned to do in a month. We learned so much. Not all of it was fun, we failed at a few things, but we have learned. We will be able to be stronger in our response next time we have a natural disaster in our area, because we know it is not a matter of if, but a matter of when.
The relationships that we have been able to foster in the last year have been outstanding. We have relationships - even friendships - now that we might not ever had been able to foster without the effects of Harvey. Our relationship with Servanthood Church in Magnolia is one example.
Our relationships with our Needham Road community is another example. We are going to continue partnerships with all of these folks moving forward. We have received a significant grant from Episcopal Relief and Development, not only to continue our meals and food pantry, but also to begin to help them rebuild their houses that are still not up to where they need to be.
We ask for your continued support. We need not only your financial support, but also your volunteer hours and prayers. We have great things in store for the future as we continue to dream and scheme and plan new ways to transform our community.