Volunteers of BAPS Charities have been active from relief efforts to recovery efforts. On December 9, 2017, a Hurricane Harvey recovery event was held at the Canyon Gate Cinco Ranch neighborhood. This event was to let neighbors know that BAPS Charities is there to lend a helping hand.
BAPS Charities has already provided over 50 homes in the Houston area with 3,000 drywall sheets and material. For most homeowners to begin the rebuilding phase, drywall has been the most needed material. In the Katy area, Sanjay Muzmudar has been trying to rebuild his home since he had over 30 inches of water. Finally, with the house being dried and mold free, he was able to start the work. He was very appreciative of the 95 sheets of drywall and floating material that he had received. Expressing his gratitude, he said: “Many thanks to BAPS Charities for making this happen.”
During the Hurricane Harvey recovery event, BAPS Charities volunteers spent time talking to each individual one-on-one to assess their recovery status and whether additional support was needed. The event drew in over 100 individuals in need of material to rebuild their homes. As many of these homeowners were still living away at friends, families or at motels, they were thankful that BAPS Charities was there to listen and offer any assistance.
Eli Maganga from the Canyon Gate neighborhood said, “We have had many organizations offer material, but BAPS was the only one that actually has delivered what we have requested. And this means a lot to us.”
BAPS Charities has put in over 8,000 volunteer hours, served 4,500 hot meals, sheltered families and removed water damaged debris from homes since the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.