Governor Abbott Visits Homes Being Rebuilt After Hurricane Harvey In Dickinson, Texas

March 16, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott visited today visited Dickinson, Texas where he 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 homes damaged by Harvey. During his visit, the Governor spoke with volunteers from the various organizations to thank them for helping their fellow Texans in need. The Governor also spoke with the homeowners impacted by Harvey and expressed his commitment to ensuring they receive the help they need to fully rebuild.

"Working with these volunteers and speaking with the families affected, it is still awe-inspiring to see the resiliency of the Texas spirit," said Governor Abbott. “Although I am truly saddened to see these Texas communities still suffering, I want to assure them that we will continue to do all we can to help them fully recover. I am also thankful for these organizations and all the volunteers across Texas that have been essential to the recovery effort and helping rebuild Texas."

In addition to visiting with the volunteers and affected families, the Governor assisted in the repair of a Harvey affected home that was damaged in the storm.

About the Rebuild Texas Fund

The Rebuild Texas Fund was started in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey with the goal of supporting the long-term economic recovery of communities devastated by Harvey.

About the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

For over 18 years, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation has been instrumental in supporting children and families in Texas.

About the 4B Disaster Response Network

The 4B Disaster Response Network is comprised of churches and organizations who aid in disaster response by mobilizing volunteers and raising funds to help victims recover.

About Eight Days of Hope

Eight Days of Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization that partners with churches and donors to provide volunteer support for disaster effected areas.