In November 2021, EnCap volunteers gathered to paint and repair the home of a local family in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Southeast Houston. The family’s home was damaged extensively by Hurricane Harvey. The repairs were performed by EnCap employee volunteers in concert with coordination by Rebuilding Together Houston and included: painting the exterior of the house, landscaping, and pressure washing. The repairs to the family’s home will benefit them for many years to come.
For nearly 40 years, Rebuilding Together (RT) has been the only organization in the Houston area to provide hundreds of families annually with non-disaster repairs. Their work adds 10 to 20 years to the life of a home, making the home safe, livable, and more resilient against disaster. They enlist community volunteers and licensed contractors to repair the homes of low-income elderly, U.S. Military Veterans, homeowners with disabilities, and working families in need. Their work improves the safety and structural integrity of homes that are passed from generation to generation and helps to retain the character of Houston neighborhoods by keeping families in communities that they helped to build.