Help for Houston – The Cedar Rapids Effort
Posted on 10/11/2017 at 10:44 AM by Blog Committee
On August 26, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane. Harvey brought rainfall of up to 64 inches in some places throughout the Houston metro area. The resulting storm surge from Harvey prevented much of that rainwater from draining out to the sea which resulted in massive flooding throughout the area. In the devastating aftermath, there was a great need for relief efforts.
A couple of weeks prior to the flooding, the Meyers family had been in Houston visiting family and enjoying everything the city had to offer. After seeing the devastation, the two children of the Meyers family came up with an idea to help the residents of the city they love – fill a trailer with much-needed goods and have it sent to Houston. It seemed like a daunting task, but after making some calls they reached out to Don Hummer and he graciously agreed to donate a trailer for them to use and even lined a up a driver, D.J. Moore, who was more than happy to deliver the donations to Houston.
Over 100 volunteers from the Jefferson High School volleyball team, Linn-Mar High School football team, and Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping (C Street Location in Cedar Rapids, IA) pitched in to get everything in order. Their collective effort resulted in the delivery of 23,130 lbs. of goods and almost $3,000 in donations for the residents of Houston.
We would like to thank Help For Houston - the Cedar Rapids Effort and everyone who volunteered. All of your hard work went toward improving the quality of life for those in need. Thank you.