Hurricane Harvey has destroyed homes, roads, and buildings in Houston and the surrounding areas, leaving tens of thousands of traumatized evacuees. These areas are experiencing catastrophic flooding. In the aftermath, as water recedes, the Viet Hurricane Harvey Victim Relief at Austin (VHHVRA) team is working tirelessly to bring relief to survivors where it is needed most. Our volunteers will continue to bring food, supplies, and provide the necessary resources to help with the cleaning and recovery effort. In addition, the VHHVRA team will help translate useful information into Vietnamese and provide the translation services to help non-English speaking survivors with claims and applications. Our goal is to help the survivors move back to their houses permanently and get back on their feet quickly.
For reports on VHHVRA relief activities, please visit https://www.vacat.org/home/vhhvra
VHHVRA was established with the mission to provide relief support for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. VHHVRA comprises various Vietnamese Austin community and spiritual organizations: The Vietnamese American Community of Austin Texas (VACAT), Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church-Diocese of Austin, Linh-Son Buddhist Temple, Pure Land Buddhist Fellowship Center, Austin Vietnamese Senior Citizens Association, Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation (VAHF), ILazaro Charity, Former Reserves Thu Duc Officer Cadet Association, Truc Viet Organization, and a few individuals.
VHHVRA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and contribution made to the organization are tax deductible.