Disasters | Hurricane Harvey has proven churches and volunteers remain vital to disaster recovery efforts
by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/14/17, 09:25 am
FRIENDSWOOD & PEARLAND, Texas—James Yoakum stood in his front yard and surveyed a growing pile of debris, items that once filled his house: soggy drywall, a stack of moldy books, a waterlogged couch. One small suitcase caked in mud perched next to a pink princess bag that belched murky water when Yoakum unzipped it. The throat-tickling tang of mildew, sewage, and rotting garbage filled the air.