Texas is prone to disasters: tornadoes, hurricanes, ice storms and blizzards, drought, fires, and floods. These natural disasters, as well as man-made disasters, can severely impact the lives of the staff and volunteers of our affiliates and partner families.
The best time to prepare for disasters is before they happen. Habitat Texas’ primary focus is on preparedness for our affiliates – helping affiliates write disaster plans and keeping them on file. According to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, every dollar spent on disaster preparedness is worth six dollars in recovery.
Habitat for Humanity actively participates in long-term recovery. Other agencies are limited to providing immediate support in the hours after a disaster. Habitat remains dedicated for months and even years after to provide continued support. Habitat Texas serves as the state-level contact to interface with relief agencies and to assist affiliates in developing disaster response programs.
We also help coordinate the Texas affiliate response by partnering with affected affiliates.
We’ve seen regionally that disasters can affect entire communities as well as individuals. Visit Texas Ready to begin your personal disaster preparedness plan.
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