Record rainfall and flooding continues to devastate southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana after Hurricane Harvey made landfall Aug. 25. Forecasts had projected up to 50 inches of rain just a week later in some areas including Houston, the fourth-largest city in the United States. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 30,000 people have already sought emergency shelter and more than 450,000 people could seek disaster assistance by the time the storm ends.
To assist with Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery efforts, the Rustic Pathways Foundation is collecting donations for longtime partner SBP, a relief organization based in New Orleans that works to reduce the amount of time between disaster and recovery. Rustic Pathways students who have participated in our Rebuilding New Orleans spring break and summer programs have helped SBP build new homes for local residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina since 2010.
Click here to support Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery efforts.
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Andrea has spent her career exploring social impact and sustainable development while working in microfinance, impact investing, philanthropy, education, and tech. Andrea traveled with Rustic Pathways as a high school student in 1997 and has since visited 50+ countries. She holds an MBA in nonprofit management and international development from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where she was also an adjunct professor in social entrepreneurship, and a BA from UC San Diego. A California native, she has lived in Chile, Guatemala, and Switzerland and considers travel a central component of her happiness.