UCA Harvey Relief Fund to Help Houston Chinese Community
Nothing could be worse than being hit by a ruthless hurricane like Harvey; nothing, however, could warm your hearts more than getting all the support and care from Chinese American communities across the nation.
After the hurricane hit Houston, local Chinese community organizations, such as Sunrise Youth Soccer Club and Houston Chinese Alliance (HCA), started recruiting and training volunteers to help local families with their flooded and damaged houses.
UCA also reached out to Chinese community in Houston and set up jointly with Chinese Community Center, and Southern News Group an UCA Harvey Relief Fund and provided $3000 to HCA to supplement the tools and equipment that the Sunrise and HCA volunteers needed for their relief efforts started on the Labor Day weekend.
Those volunteers are true heroes of our community. Some of them left their own flooded houses behind, and instead worked day and night to help other families. Thousands more houses got flooded by discharge from the nearly overflowing reservoirs after the hurricane. In a race against time, they had to remove flooded drywalls and floors and to dehumidify interior of houses to avoid the growth of mold, an extreme hazard to health after flooding.