Coastal Bend, TX

Disaster Date: 08/17/2017
Project Status: Reopening Soon
Project Needs: New construction from hurricane and flood damage
Project End Date: 01/17/2018
What Happened:

Hurricane Harvey reached tropical storm status on August 17, 2017 and continued to develop and intensify, becoming a category 3 hurricane that finally dissipated on September 3, 2017. It was the costliest natural disaster ever on record in the U.S. and the first major hurricane to make landfall on U.S. soil since 2005. There were 91 confirmed deaths and more than 300,000 people were left without electricity. Many people were displaced and thousands of homes were destroyed or sustained major damage. 

What MDS Is Doing:

Weekly volunteers will be staying in the house and former salon buildings that have been renovated for MDS use. Each building has bunk rooms and restrooms, with a shower trailer just outside for washing. Mosquitoes are prevalent here, so it’s recommended that volunteers bring insect repellent.
MDS work will be focused on new construction from hurricane and flood damage in Refugio County. 

Quick Stats

Welcome to Coastal Bend

Physical & Mailing Address 
1618 W Corpus Christi St
Rockport, TX 78382

Telephone/Email
(717) 823-1502 (Project Director)
(717) 823-1198 (Office Manager)
coastalbend@mds.mennonite.net

Coastal Bend Info Sheet

MDS Volunteer Guide 

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