01 Jun Restoring Hope in Minden Apartment Complex
LIVES IMPACTED: 156
On August 25th, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the United States. The storm left many Houston-area communities with 4-8 feet of water, destroying the possessions of single- or multiple-family dwellings. Minden Square was one of these communities. The one story affordable housing complex sustained 4 feet of storm water, leading to a complete loss of all residents’ belongings. While some residents attempted to find alternative housing arrangements, many residents were unable to afford anything else. The loss of such a large affordable housing complex was deeply felt in the community. Rebuilding Minden Square remains a priority of its owner and Good360. Along with volunteer assistance from All Hands and Hearts– Smart Response, rebuilding continues at a steady pace. A recent donation of insulation from Wrangler and Cotton Inc. filled a great need in this effort. With their Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycling project, Wrangler and Cotton Inc. recycles used jeans into high quality, sustainable insulation for homes. Good360 was able to arrange the donation of 12 pallets of this product to the Minden Square rebuild. Good360 remains committed to providing a renewed sense of hope to those affected by disaster. We are privileged to have partners like Wrangler, who repurpose their product in creative ways which ensure their usability for years to come. With projects like the rebuilding of Minden Square, we are all contributing to a renewed sense of possibility for low-income families affected by Hurricane Harvey.