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UHV softball assists in hurricane relief efforts in South Texas
Softball - Wed, Oct. 4, 2017

VICTORIA, Texas -- The University of Houston-Victoria softball team joined in to lend a helping hand in the Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts when they returned to campus after the storm. 

Members of the team volunteered through the services of the Samaritan's Purse International Relief program to assist six different families still in need following the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey when it struck the Victoria area.

The group spent two days trimming fallen trees and moving tree limbs as well as helping families move soiled furniture and other items from their homes. They also assisted in tearing out damaged drywall, removing flooring, and cleaning other debris from the residences.

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. When a disaster strikes, Samaritan's Purse partners with a local church whose facility and congregation are able and willing to help host the teams of volunteers and staff.

The group mobilizes staff and equipment and enlists thousands of volunteers to provide emergency aid to victims of tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters in the United States.

Anyone wanting to volunteer with Samaritan's Purse may do so by going to their website at or you can go by the organization's Victoria location located at Faith Family Church.