HELPING WHARTON COUNTY RESIDENTS WITH DISASTER RECOVERY
WHARTON COUNTY RECOVERY TEAM GIVES BACK
The Wharton County Recovery Team is a 501(c)(3)non-profit which was formed in 2016 to assist low income, uninsured, under-insured individuals, and families with recovery from natural or man-made disasters. Our goal is to take an active role in coordinating boots on the ground in every step of the disaster response process managing the chaos of the flood of volunteers and donations in the immediate wake of a crisis, coordinating rebuilding efforts as our community attempts to return to a state of normalcy, and helping to develop new affordable housing and aid in mitigation and disaster preparedness efforts to help lessen the impact of the next natural disaster.
About Our Foundation
Founded in 2016, Wharton County Recovery Team has been working hard with the help of our members and volunteers to help individuals recover from the floods of 2016 and Hurricane Harvey. Our work is dedicated to funding and delivering charitable services for long term recovery, and we strive to inspire and improve the lives of those who need assistance. Get in touch to learn how you can make a difference at our Long Term Disaster Relief Organization.
How We Help
The roles and services that the WCRT should try to provide after a disaster. Emergency Assistance: Provide emergency assistance immediately following a disaster including food, clothing, shelter, cleaning supplies, comfort kits, first aid, and medical care. Damage Assessment: Physically review areas affected by disaster in order to assign a value that can be used to estimate resources required for rebuilding or reconstruction.
Resource Coordination: Before, during, and after an emergency or disaster, voluntary agencies exchange information on the acquisition and use of personnel and materials resources. This information helps provide for the effective and efficient allocation of resources and helps reduce duplication of services. Clean-Up and Rebuilding: Help individuals clean-up, repair, and rebuild their homes damaged by disaster. Work with private businesses to encourage the donation of needed building materials.
Mitigation and Financial Resources
Resource Coordination: Before, during, and after an emergency or disaster, voluntary agencies exchange information on the acquisition and use of personnel and materials resources.
This information helps provide for the effective and efficient allocation of resources and helps reduce duplication of services. Mitigation Planning: Mitigation planning is a relatively new role for voluntary agencies. More and more, voluntary agencies are becoming involved in the mitigation phase of emergency
management by doing such as things as: rebuilding homes outside of flood zones, retrofitting buildings in earthquake prone areas, and educating families on mitigation measures in the
home. Financial Assistance: Provide financial assistance to local organizations including relief grants, financial aid, and long-term rehabilitation grants.
Helping Through Harvey
Treat Others as You’d Like to Be Treated
One of our goals is to ensure that the most vulnerable and at-risk groups in the Wharton County area are safe and have their basic needs taken care of. With your generous donations and volunteering efforts, you have the capacity to help us in our endeavor of Housing the Harvey survivors. Contact us to learn more.