What is Attack Poverty Disaster Recovery (APDR)?
The flooding of the Brazos River in 2016 directly impacted the communities we serve and love. Attack Poverty saw a need for immediate reaction and started to assist residents with muck and guts and unmet resources. Attack Poverty recognized a need for collaborative partnerships in recovery and assisted in launching Fort Bend Recovers. This partnership network of over 20 organizations and churches stated that Attack Poverty had officially committed to long-term disaster recovery through home repair.
“We want everyone who was affected to have a safe and secure place to call home.”
Since these actions, APDR has created a process that is shared and used by multiple disaster recovery agencies, built a full administrative team with laser focus on recovery, and launched a 3-series segment for disaster preparation.
APDR is committed to empowering residents to lead their own recovery, by teaching residents how to obtain and read contractor quotes, how to manage a personal recovery project, and advocate for residents needing additional funds when a financial gap is found.
“Recovery brings healing and empowerment through education. We want everyone to be confident, to get started on their own recovery, and not to hesitate in letting their needs be known and reach out for help. We want everyone who was affected to have a safe and secure place to call home. It’s a ministry and we so happen to help people with repairs.” – Sasha Cox, Director Disaster Recovery
“Reflecting now upon your recent visit to our home, I wanted to let you know how much we truly appreciated you taking time out of your busy schedule to personally check on us. You demonstrated in such a powerful and caring way, that we really do matter. Encouraging us to clearly state up front what we need by listing what we want by priority uplifted us and the advice you offered was taken to heart. But mainly Roy, you offered us hope, real hope, and that was desperately needed. The prayer we shared together that day, the one led by you, touched our hearts. I know there is a master plan, and I believe you are indeed part of it.”
– D. Slaughter of Katy(Pictured Above)