Hurricane Harvey devastates Texas and Lousiana

Hurricane Harvey has left a swath of destruction throughout Texas and is rapidly moving into parts of Louisiana. So far 30 people have lost their lives. Millions more are displaced, losing everything they own.

“United Aid Foundation has experience in disaster relief, in Katrina, Baton Rouge, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Haiti,” said UAF founder John Alex. “But this is on a scale we have not seen before.”

United Aid Foundation also  has experience in rehabbing homes that have been flooded and damaged with black mold. Currently UAF is holding a drive to deliver most-needed relief items to those suffering. When the flood waters recede UAF volunteers will be working with vulnerable neighborhoods helping families rebuild.

HOUSTON, TEXAS -- TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017: Residential neighborhoods near the Interstate 10 sit in floodwater in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

HOUSTON, TEXAS — TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017: Residential neighborhoods near the Interstate 10 sit in floodwater in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)