First Lady Cecilia Abbott Joins Volunteers For Hurricane Harvey Rebuild Effort In Houston

March 20, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today visited a home in Southeast Houston where she joined volunteers from the Rebuild Texas Fund, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, 4B Disaster Response Network and Eight Days of Hope in helping to rebuild a home damaged by Hurricane Harvey. During her visit, the First Lady met with volunteers helping the homeowner rebuild her home and assisted in the repair efforts. Following that, the First Lady stopped by Grace Community Church, which is serving dinner each evening to the more than four thousand volunteers assisting in the rebuilding efforts.

"Thank you to the numerous organizations and thousands of volunteers who have spent long, hot, labor-intensive days helping Texans rebuild their homes and their lives,” the First Lady said. “Never before have I seen so many Texans and folks from all across the country coming together to help each other recover and rebuild. The resiliency, enthusiasm, and optimism of the homeowners, volunteers, and everyone involved in this rebuild effort is truly inspiring.”