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Student disaster recovery group helps many homeowners that were affected by Harvey

Posted: 11:44 PM, Jul 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-11 00:49:33-04
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ROCKPORT, Texas — It’s almost been two years since Hurricane Harvey hit South Texas and some folks are still picking up the pieces.

However, some teens with the student disaster recovery group Bounce, have decided to help some of those affected by the destruction that Harvey left behind.

These teens were outside in the Texas summer heat but that did not really phase them.

They say they were there for good reason.

Rockport resident Alice Kelly was watching the rebuilding efforts on her property with thankful eyes.

These young adults had the task of cleaning up, helped fix a wall, and to rebuild a shed that was all taken out by the storm.

“Doing the little stuff making someone happy will change the world for you and it makes you look at certain things different,” says Blake Rodriguez.

A total of ten teams were are spread out across South Texas including Aransas Pass, Sinton, and Rockport.

“I think it is important to get out the house and show love to others who have been in worse disasters than I have because where I live, hurricanes like that don't happen where I live,” says Landan Brown.

Kelly says after the storm hi finding help to rebuild was tough.

She also says she doesn't know what she would have done if it were not for this team.

“I want them to continue worshiping the Lord and, doing good for people, always doing good and stay out of trouble and keep helping people you know like they are doing now always do that,” says Alice Kelly.