Independence Heights is a historically African American community in Houston, dating back to the early 1900’s. Unfortunately, over 65% of the homes in the community were damaged during Hurricane Harvey, and it remains at risk for damage from future storms. In addition to assisting the Independence Heights Redevelopment Council in their ongoing hurricane recovery efforts, our volunteers will work alongside the residents to help them realize their goal of joining the Emancipation Trail with signage, murals and other beautification projects The 51-mile trail will show the migration route used by newly-freed slaves and other people of African descent in the 19th century.
COVID-19 Safety: In accordance with state and federal guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all projects will have a cap on volunteers. Social distancing and sanitation will be a priority, and face masks will be required.
If you are feeling sick, have had any COVID symptoms which include fever, cough and shortness of breath in the past 14 days, or identify as having a higher risk for severe illness please stay home and be safe. While we encourage participation for those that are low-risk and in good health, we ask everyone, irrespective of age and health status, to adopt extra safety measures. We look forward to seeing you healthy at a future project.
The Mission Continues will ensure the safety of our volunteers, partners and the community by implementing safety protocols and procedures. Please contact Elizabeth Barlow at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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