October 10, 2017
Andrew and Cavanaugh, friends through gardening projects, started what was to become WestStreetRecovery on that fateful Saturday night of Harvey. Andrew found “boats” and bicycles, Cavanaugh found supplies, and that night and ever since, they coordinated (thanks to social media and lots of good volunteers) delivery and rescue in the flooded neighborhood. Now, they’re continuing the work with all the things needed for the neighborhood’s recovery and then the future.–the website shows how. This is an amazing story about LOCAL work to solve problems in a crisis.