Service Project

Bayou City Blitz: Independence Heights

November 11, 2020  09:00 AM-04:00 PM

Mission Operation Still Forming

Parking - North Main Church of God and Christ

7206 N Main St, Houston, TX 77022
Houston, TX

Event Overview

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.

Please note: 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 if you have any questions.

Register for the other Bayou City Blitz events here.

What To Wear

Comfortable work clothes

What to Bring

Volunteers are asked to bring a face mask and wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. The Mission Continues will provide the necessary supplies and resources for project-related tasks.

Parking Information

Parking is located behind the North Main Church of God and Christ – 7206 N Main St, Houston, TX 77022 See here for map: MAP LINK

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Bayou City Blitz

Event Contact:  Elizabeth Barlow
(346) 660-0002

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