Hurricane Harvey Houston Day Camp
In partnership with the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston and facility provided by Congregation Emanu El Houston, we will be running Hurricane Harvey Houston Day Camp, a program for those who need childcare while taking care of their lives in the wake of Hurricane Harvey at Congregation Emanu El (1500 Sunset Boulevard. Houston, Texas 77005) beginning on Thursday, August 31st.
Shelter at GFC
These last few days and hours have been incredibly trying times for our friends in the Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi, and Gulf Coast communities. The next few days may be even more so. Some of them won’t be able to read this, so we are hoping that you share this with them.
If you are a member of the GFC community (camper, congregant, friend, etc) displaced by Hurricane Harvey, we would like to invite you back to GFC. Greene Family Camp will be open beginning Monday, August 28. GFC can provide families with housing, food, air conditioning, internet and electricity for a limited time.
For Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi and Gulf Coast families who can travel, we are open for you on Monday. For families stuck in Houston, you have a place to head to just as soon as it is safe and possible to leave.
Since we have limited space, please contact us by filling out this Wufoo Form or calling GFC at 254-859-5411. All children must be with a parent or guardian. There are a large but limited number of beds at Camp, and we will be creative in how we house families.
For more information, see our FAQs.
Y’all on the Coast are in our prayers.
Other Ways to Help
We know many are looking for a way to help displaced families. As URJ Greene Family Camp begins to welcome displaced families from the Hurricane, we have food and supplies. What is most helpful are gift cards to Wal-Mart to distribute displaced families who need basic necessities and help rebuilding their lives.
You can send the gift cards (of any amount) to:
URJ Greene Family Camp
1192 Smith Ln
Bruceville, TX 76630
You can also email online gift cards to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are able to make a donation to support our special efforts at the Greene Family Camp, please do so via the URJ.