ROCKPORT, Texas — RVDA understands that at least two dealership members are dealing with damage caused by Hurricane Harvey — Camper Clinic and Ron Hoover RV & Marine in Rockport, Texas. The Texas Recreation Vehicle Association (TRVA) is working with its members in the state to provide information to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on available new units if needed for emergency shelter. FEMA administrator Brock Long said he anticipates 30,000 residents to be placed in temporary shelters.
For those interested, there are several ways to help:
- RV Disaster Corps
RV Disaster Corps has put out a call for RVers to staff volunteer reception centers. Volunteers with RV Disaster Corps assist people displaced by storms and help first responders. Because RV Disaster Corps volunteers have their own accommodations, they can relocate to the impacted area without requiring scarce local housings resources. If dealers have customers that are interested in helping, there is more information here.
Other organizations on the ground with relief efforts are:
- American Red Cross. To donate visit www.redcross.org or call (800)-RED CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Several RV dealerships have already pledged donations to the Red Cross.
- The Salvation Army: To donate visit www.givesalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-725-2769.
- Catholic Charities USA: Visit www.catholiccharitiesusa.org to donate.
RVDA will provide updates to members as more information becomes available.
Source: RVDA press release