RMYC sends crew to help clean up hurricane-hit Houston
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps teams are headed to Texas from Taos to help Houston with rebuilding efforts after that city was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Their effort will be funded thanks to a $79,000 grant from the Rebuild Texas Fund.
The grant also provides corps members with life-skills training, professional certifications and academic scholarships.
The Rebuild Texas Fund was launched days after Hurricane Harvey blasted through Texas communities almost a year ago. A collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation, the fund is dedicated to the region’s economic recovery. Funded organizations, such as Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, play a critical role as rebuilding continues in the communities.
“We are grateful for the Rebuild Texas Fund’s dedication and passion for rebuilding and revitalizing communities,” said Ben Thomas, RMYC executive director in a statement.
“We are excited to give Rocky Mountain Youth Corps this grant to continue our collective mission of helping communities rebuild after Hurricane Harvey,” said Neeraj Aggerwal, director of Rebuild Texas Fund. “We know that rebuilding requires strong, creative partners from business, government, non-profit and philanthropy working together.”
The Rebuild Texas Fund supports organizations across all five regions impacted by Hurricane Harvey and that provide services in six focus areas: community and economic development, health, housing, education and childcare, transportation and workforce, and capital for rebuilding small businesses.
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps provides job training and experience to young adults, encouraging them to live healthy, productive lives, according to the organization.
Corps members work on land conservation, recreation, and preservation projects while learning valuable life skills. They also can receive professional certifications, and earn educational scholarships as a result of their community service. Visit
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A team from Rocky Mountain Youth Corps in Taos prepares to leave for Texas.