Rebuilding After Harvey
February 21, 2020

Rebuilding After Harvey

Over the past week we’ve watched our neighbors in Texas devastated by one of the worst storms in the state’s history. Today we’re launching Purposity’s first-ever disaster relief effort for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

This historic storm left many in the town of Klein, just a bit north of Houston, with nothing. They lost their homes, cars and entire worldly possessions. Lemm Elementary, a neighborhood school in Klein Independent School District, was a complete loss, leaving over 700 students without a place to learn. The one place they could count on, a place cherished by the community, was taken from them. This, paired with so many of their students, families and teachers losing their homes as well, is staggering.

Today we’re proud to announce that the Purposity community has the opportunity to lend a hand to this resilient town. We’ll be helping them rebuild, starting with the temporary home of Lemm Elementary at the local high school. Over 150 staff members and teachers lost everything. Their students returned today in an unfamiliar environment with none of the books, furniture or supplies an elementary classroom usually sports.

Students in Jim Hammons’ class show what it means to be #kleinstrong

You can be the one to change that. We’re reaching out to you to join Purposity and be part of this town’s spirit. Be part of rebuilding. Be part of giving these students a safe, familiar place to spend their days with so many of them uncertain where they’ll spend their nights.

We’ll be uploading live needs on our Hurricane Harvey page. Whether you’re new to Purposity or a seasoned veteran, you can lend a hand. New users can directly join that community. Existing users can still get their weekly local need and also join Hurricane Harvey’s movement. This means on Mondays you’ll have twice the opportunity to help via text.

Oh, and don’t feel like you have to wait for Monday’s texts. We’ll be updating Harvey’s page regularly. Jump directly there whenever you have a second to see the latest needs. We’ve got hundreds rolling in with more on the way.

Also, we can’t do this alone. Invite a few thousands of your friends on social to this movement. Give them a chance to make a tangible difference in Texas by inviting them to Purposity. Check back here often for updates and be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for up-to-the-second happenings.

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