Due to the consequences brought by Hurricane Harvey thousands of inhabitants of Houston were located in the George R. Brown Convention Center, which has a capacity for 5,000 people, however, it received 10,000. For its part, the Red Cross reported that more than 17,000 victims had requested refuge at its headquarters.
Given the urgency, the GEAP in the United States joined the support brigades in favor of the victims, led by Daniel Espinoza, director of Military Affairs of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.
Likewise, food, water, and clothes were delivered to the U.S. VETS, a shelter for veterans of the Air Force, the Navy and the United States Army, who were left homeless. In addition, families benefited from the refuges of District 18, the area of Congresswoman Jackson Lee.
The GEAP opened a collection center in Austin. As part of the work, the Institution also collected food and essential items in Austin, and organized blood drives, in favor of those affected in Houston.