Motorhomes of Texas provided assistance to 3 Houston families that were devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Led by owner David Robertson, the company quickly became an important asset to Second Baptist Church’s Houston Strong Challenge.
While emergency funding and supplies were becoming readily available, the Motorhomes of Texas family had a burden on their heart to give something back that was unique to the needs of families who were left untouched.
“I desperately wanted the opportunity to give something back to the people of Houston, and as a small business with particular skillsets, I knew exactly where we should start,” Robertson said
The Motorhomes of Texas team traveled over 14 hours and completed more than 20 hours of removing sheetrock to help clean up the aftermath of receding water levels.
Second Baptist Church’s ministry established the Houston Strong Challenge in coordination with several of their campuses throughout Texas, and has gained national attention from thousands of business owners.
David Robertson asked Second Baptist Church what exactly he could do to get these people back on their feet. Their response was the Houston Strong Challenge. Robertson put the challenge out to his employees and on the very first day more than 12 volunteered.
“They said they wanted to go to Houston, they want to volunteer, the want to help refurbish these houses,” Robertson said.
Motorhomes of Texas is challenging any and all East Texas businesses and individuals to become part of something great. Will you accept the Houston Strong Challenge?
If you would like to learn more on how to directly impact the lives of Hurricane Harvey victims, please visit home.second.org.
Partnering with Pencils of Promise
Creating a better world through education.
If you haven’t yet heard, Motorhomes of Texas is partnering with Pencils of Promise to raise $50,000 this year to build a school and help with other educational programs in Guatemala.
The seed for Pencils of Promise (PoP) was planted in 2008 when founder Adam Braun went on a backpacking trip around the world. He asked one child per country what they would want if they could have anything. One boy in South Asia said that his biggest wish was simple – a pencil. That simple wish led Adam to raise $25,000 to build the first school in Laos. After the first school’s success, Adam started Pencils of Promise. Pencils of Promise works in Guatemala, Laos, Nicaragua and Ghana to help create a better world through their education programs.
Since David Robertson’s daughter is from Guatemala, it is our goal at MOT to raise enough money to build the first school there and help with other needs in 2017.
We hope you join Motorhomes of Texas and Pencils of Promise in creating a world where education and opportunity exist for all children. Visit pencilsofpromise.org or pick up Adam Braun’s book The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change to discover how PoP began and how it’s continuing to grow.
If you would like to donate and be a part of creating educational opportunities in Guatemala, call us at (800) 651-1112.