Stories from Refugio: Barbara

This first-person account of the on-the-ground work of Minuteman Disaster Response in Refugio, Texas after Hurricane Harvey was written by one of our volunteers.  As we turned onto Apple Lane on the outskirts of Refugio, we saw piles of tree branches lining each side of the street. These were the remnants of the hurricane the […]

Update from Refugio | Day 16

It’s been sixteen days since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Coast. In the small community of Refugio, signs of normality are beginning to surface. Power has been restored for most of the city, businesses are beginning to re-open, and the high school football team has been holding practices—even though the school itself suffered […]

Day 13 in Refugio | Hurricane Harvey

September 6, 2017 marks Day 13 since Hurricane Harvey began assaulting the Texas Coast. The Minuteman team quickly responded and established a base camp in Refugio, which bore the brunt of the storm and lost power, water, and cell service. Our immediate efforts included cleanup and removal of debris, distribution of supplies and recovery kits, […]

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Support Our Work in Refugio, TX | Hurricane Harvey

Since 2011, Minuteman Disaster Response has been on the scene in the aftermath of nearly every major natural disaster. Now that Hurricane Harvey has hit our home state of Texas, we have established a base camp in Refugio and are serving all of Refugio County in our relief efforts. Immediate efforts include cleanup and removal […]

Hurricane Harvey

                On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Coast, leaving a large path of destruction and flooding from Corpus Christi to Houston. The communities of Port Aransas, Rockport, Refugio, and Victoria were among those hardest hit by the eye of the hurricane. Minuteman Disaster Response […]

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Now Supporting Tulsa Area Churches

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES PEOPLE RAISE THEIR HANDS….   …and they say “pastor, what are we going to do?  How can we help?”  Minuteman Disaster Response has been actively serving in disasters since 2011 and continues to impact communities in OK, AR, LA & TX on a volunteer basis.  Our structure allows us to come along […]

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Day 6 – Canton, TX

  We are currently on day 6 working in Van Zandt County with a focus around the Canton, TX area.  Our teams continue to come in each day to get their briefing, assignments and tools so they can head out into the rural parts of this area and serve families impacted by the tornados. Having […]

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Louisiana Flood Update

Louisiana Flood Update Six o’clock on Monday night, the Minuteman truck arrived in Baton Rouge, LA to offer assistance with the ongoing rescue efforts for the flood victims.  The (EOC) Emergency Operations Center was a swarm of people from the local sheriffs office, the National Guard and a handful of citizen volunteers.  We are thankful […]

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Wide Area Search Training

Every year our team members put in 70-80 hours of training to make sure they are equipped and ready to do their jobs should we be called up in a disaster situation.  This past weekend, 4 of our members participated in a 20 hour Wide Area Search training course with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension […]

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It Only Takes A Minute

Today we are fortunate enough to live in a world where technology allows us the opportunity to have greater knowledge of many on coming natural disasters.  However, even with the greatest of technological advances, it still only takes a minute for a disaster such as tornados, hurricanes and floods to completely destroy a home, neighborhood or […]

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