FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Saturday, August 25, 2018
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REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS CHAIRMAN JAMES DICKEY COMMENTS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE HARVEY
AUSTIN, TX – One year ago today, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas. Landing as a category 4 hurricane, Harvey dropped a staggering 27 trillion gallons of rain on Texas and caused an estimated $125 billion in damage. But in the Texas spirit, Texans immediately got to work helping one another.
Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey commented:
“We recognize all of those who were affected by the destructive storm and the countless men and women who courageously lent a helping hand to their fellow Texans. Through these incredible efforts and the steadfast leadership of Governor Greg Abbott and many other state and local officials, the Texas Coast was placed on a pathway to recovery. Many are now settled into new homes or rebuilt communities, but many are still dealing with the aftermath. Through the challenges, Texans are coming back stronger than before.
“Republicans around the state were a part of the thousands of volunteers who rushed to the rescue of their neighbors last year bringing food, mucking out homes, providing supplies or even a helicopter through the Republican Party of Texas’ #RPTServes program, which was masterfully led by Immediate Past Vice Chair Amy Clark.
“In so many cases, Harvey brought out the best of humanity. As I traveled the state over the last year, I have heard many, many stories of the direct impact that our volunteers had on the lives of those immediately affected by Harvey’s wrath. Despite the storm making the headlines, the selflessness of so many to help their neighbors and complete strangers will always be the real story of this monster hurricane.
“We remember the events a year ago today. We celebrate the perseverance of Texans affected to rebuild better than before. We are thankful for the acts of many to lift up those in need and we continue to pray for a full recovery for those along the Texas Gulf Coast.”