Victoria County, TX

Disaster Date: 08/17/2017
Project Status: Reopening Soon
Project Needs: New home builds
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 annex building of the church, which has been divided to make bunkrooms for volunteers. The office, dining, and restrooms are all in the church, with a shower trailer right outside. MDS will be focusing on new home builds. Mosquitoes are prevalent here and it is recommended that volunteers bring insect repellent and sunscreen. 

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Welcome to Victoria County

Physical Address
1st Baptist Church
78 Leonard Ave South
Bloomington, TX 77951

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 261
Bloomington, TX 77951-0261 

(717) 471-6266 (Office Manager)
(717) 471-6181 (Project Director)
victoriacounty@mds.mennonite.net

Victoria County Project Info Sheet

MDS Volunteer Guide