Recovery Houston was established when one couple, moved to help their community in the wake of natural disaster, postponed their nuptials and instead recruited their wedding party to participate in recovery efforts. Encouraged by their wedding planner, the bride and groom, along with their friends and additional volunteers, spent what would have been their wedding weekend gutting and cleaning out six Houston area homes destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.
What began as a singular act of giving soon transformed into a Facebook group with over 4,000 followers, connecting more than 2,000 volunteers dedicated to lifting up the Greater Houston community through recovery assistance. By October 2017, these volunteers had aided in the first stages of clean-up for over 200 flooded homes which inspired the wedding planner, Kat Creech, to incorporate Recovery Houston as a not for profit organization. Given that an overwhelmingly low number of homeowners whose homes flooded were required to carry flood insurance, thousands have yet to begin rebuilding their lives and many lack the financial resources to do so.
Recovery Houston is dedicated to lifting up these Houstonians in need, but we cannot do it alone. Partnering with corporations, volunteers, skilled labor and other not for profit organizations, we are growing our efforts daily and we invite you to consider joining us!