One Item Missing From Your Back-to-School Shopping List

Did you know children in many countries around the world, can’t attend school because they can’t afford a school uniform? In the US, the phrase “Back to School” brings to mind images of freshly-sharpened, yellow pencils and new backpacks. However, in Haiti, this time of year often brings feelings of great uncertainty. Financial pressure on … Continue reading One Item Missing From Your Back-to-School Shopping List

Team Rubicon volunteers rescue Houston residents from flood waters in a small boat.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts in Texas

Hurricane Harvey made landfall over Texas on August 25th 2017. It was quickly labeled a Category 4 hurricane due to high winds (up to 150 mph) and 2-4 feet of rain. Harvey has caused widespread damage and flooding to communities across Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Harvey affected many communities including Corpus Christi, Houston, Port Mansfield, Brownsville, Port O’Connor, Victoria, Galveston, Matagorda, Rockport, High Island, and Freeport. Houston was one of the hardest hit by the storm. More than 50 inches of rain fell onto Houston over four days, turning one of the largest cities in the USA into a sea of muddy brown water. Even as the rain and wind moves on, the region continues to suffer consequences of the destruction and loss of life.