McKinney Non-Profit Continues to Serve in South Texas Four Weeks After Harvey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MCKINNEY, Tex. — September 28, 2017 — McKinney-based disaster relief organization Minuteman Disaster Response continues to serve on the ground in South Texas four weeks after the landfall of Hurricane Harvey, which brought catastrophic damage and flooding to the Texas Coast from Houston to Corpus Christi. The initial response team traveled from […]

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Dallas-Area Disaster Response Organization Launches New Teams in Greater Tulsa 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MCKINNEY, Tex. — September 28, 2017 — Minuteman Disaster Response, a regional non-profit disaster relief organization announced Monday that they are expanding their core operations from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex city of McKinney to Tulsa, Okla. by building new volunteer teams in greater Tulsa. Minuteman, which was formed by a small group […]

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Stories from Refugio: Candido

While 70% of Refugio evacuated, Candido Porras decided to ride out the storm in his travel trailer, located on seven acres south of Refugio. He had lived on this land, left to him by his father, for less than a year after losing his house in Woodsboro to back taxes in December of 2016. Twelve […]

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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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