CED Continues to Respond to Victims of Hurricane Harvey
June 18, 2018 – Since August last year when Hurricane Harvey first made landfall and devastated the southeast region of Texas, Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) agents have continued to respond to community members who fell victim to its effects. One such example is Yolany Mejia, a resident of Cleveland, TX in Liberty County.
Earlier this month, after receiving a call from Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston, CEP Liberty County Agent James Motton, came to Mejia’s assistance with resources. The single mother told Motton she lost power after the storm, has had no electricity, and her refrigerator, stove, and most other appliances sustained water damage. Motton contacted the Northwest Assistance Ministries who provided Mejia with temporary housing, clothes, food, and personal care products. He plans to stay in touch with the family and ensure they gain access to more resources as needed.
Although nearly a year has passed since Harvey, CEP agents are still on-hand to help the community recover. Learn more about how the CEP’s Community and Economic Development staff are providing resources including a comprehensive list of nonprofits at Hurricane Harvey Assistance Centers. Visit https://www.pvamu.edu/cahs/cep/
This work was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture 1890 Extension Formula Program project under Section 1444.
CED County Agent, Liberty County