Partnership makes it possible

In Bloomington, Hurricane Harvey left behind an entire community struggling to get back on its feet. This town in Victoria County suffered a heavy blow as many residents were unable to repair their homes and regain a sense of normalcy.

How could this community begin to rebuild? As volunteers arrived and began to assess the damage, it was clear what was needed in Bloomington: hope.

A network of partner organizations is delivering just that. At Hope Meadows, a new subdivision of houses is being built on higher ground – 30 homes in just 30 weeks. At this scope and scale, harnessing volunteer labor, the project is an ambitious undertaking and an incredible feat that is only possible through the power of partnership.

Kevin King, executive director of the Mennonite Disaster Service, said it best: “What we’re seeing today is what can happen when people come together with a dream. We need each other, we’re in this together and we’re going to rebuild back.”