In June 2018, a sudden severe storm dumped heavy rains on the mesas north of McAllen, TX, and swept into the tributaries to the Rio Grande River. This freak storm created flooding where not typically expected, as the affected homes were not in a typical flood plain.
MDS volunteers will be staying at First United Methodist Church in Weslaco, TX. MDS volunteers will primarily be focused on new construction. Time will be set aside during one of the afternoons for local resources to visit the MDS project and share about issues related to immigration.