BWB-HTX is collaborating with BWB groups in the Burners Without Borders Texas Alliance to raise funds, collect donated materials and supplies, and recruit volunteers to help our Louisiana neighbors rebuild after the damage from Hurricane Laura. Read more below for details.
Thanks to BWB Houston lead, Lauren Jones and former lead, Emily Bruchmiller, as well as the committed crew of Houston Burners volunteers that have dedicated their time and resources toward cleaning up, clearing away, re-building and supporting communities affected by disaster.
In September 2020, BWB Houston organized community response efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Vinton, LA. BWB-HTX teamed up with BWB groups and chapters around Texas to form the BWB Texas Alliance. Learn more about this on-going effort and how you can participate here. A PayPal Giving Fund was established to help support the on-going relief efforts in the Lake Charles area.
In February 2020, BWB donated about 300 lbs of donated clothing and assorted toiletries to the Hope Beyond Bridges organization in February. These donations were distributed to homeless folks in Houston during the late winter months.
History of BWB HTX
A Houston group of Burners Without Burners (BWB) formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey (2017), when a hardy crew of Burners slept at the Winston warehouse in lieu of Playa Pity Party to serve as a receiving and distribution center for donations and goods to help people devastated by the hurricane. Local leadership launched a group that has responded to community needs, promoting activities that support our community’s inherent capacity to thrive by encouraging innovative approaches to disaster relief and grassroots initiatives that make a positive impact.
Thank you to the many supporters that have backed this program with their time, resources, donated goods & services and their dollars.
BWB Texas Alliance
In response to different regional disasters, BWB Houston has teamed up with other BWB groups and chapters across Texas.