Twelve bold ERTs hauling the ERT Disaster Tool Trailer left Phoenix on September 18 to serve 12 days in Victoria, TX, taking the first step to heal lives broken apart by Hurricane Harvey.
What is the size of this disaster in Texas?
- 14,728 homes in Houston
- 1,750 homes in Corpus Christi
- 1,768 homes in Beaumont
- 1,083 homes in Port Arthur.
A larger team of 10 can muck out 2 smaller homes in 3 days, or 9 in 12 days.
Texas needs YOU!
Our teams working 5 days can muck out 4 smaller homes on each trip. At that rate, it will take 437 teams to handle the work in Corpus Christi alone! Join a Team and check with your pastor about scholarships.
- October 7-15: Steve Meacham, firstname.lastname@example.org
- October 21-29: Polly Turner, email@example.com
- October 28-Nov 5: Judy Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nov 11-18: John Moore, email@example.com
What do ERTs need to bring?
- A bedroll/pillow/blow up mattress if you have one
- Toiletries, sleepwear, nylon bag for dirty clothes, underwear
- ERT badge and 2 ERT shirts, other old shirts, long pants on work site
- WORK boots (not hiking), and tennis shoes (for roof work)
- Leather gloves, hard hat, safety glasses (N95 masks in trailer), sun hat
- After hours leisure wear
How much does it cost an ERT to go?
The cost per person is approximately $500 per trip for 9 days. This covers gas, food, supplies, and housing. (Ouch!) If you want to help, don’t let money stop you. Start by discussing your needs with your pastor. He/she can help raise the funds through the church and can contact the Disaster Coordinator, Pastor Fred Heggestad, firstname.lastname@example.org, if needed.