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  P.O. Box 202
  Friendswood, Texas 77549

  281-968-0966

  info@bwbtexas.org
Builders Without Borders of Texas, Inc., is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping others help themselves by assisting with food, housing, education, and medical services to disadvantaged people locally and around the world.
Shop for a cause at our resale store!
100% of all proceeds go to our projects.

Blue Monkey
Resale Gift Shop

Home of the $1 clothes!

206 E. Edgewood
Friendswood, Texas 77546

281-220-8455

Hours
Tuesday-Saturday
10:00-4:00

Donations accepted and greatly appreciated!

Be sure to visit the Pumpkin Patch
in October!
FOOD
HOUSING
EDUCATION
MEDICAL
It's not just about building buildings... it's about building lives.
Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers that make our work possible. Here are a few of your pictures from over the years.
Who are we and how can you help?
Find out here!
In 2016, we were able to provide 30,000 pounds of rice and beans to people in need, 96 free eye surgeries, nearly 1,000 pair of free eye glasses, assistance to flood victims in Louisiana, a well that gives clean water to children in Haiti, a fabulous Christmas complete with presents and meals for children in Haiti, 1,000 doses of medicine to treat cholera in Haiti, a new van for the Kenbe Fem orphanage, full monthly support for Kenbe Fem that supplies ALL NEEDS for 26 children, monthly support to keep a free school for 150 kids operating in an extremely poor village in Haiti including each child receiving a hot lunch three days a week, hosted over 750 volunteers at our Alvin facility, began construction on a bunk house for youth to serve and grow in a retreat-like atmosphere, and more. It happened because of our supporters! Thank you to those who gave.
YOU REALLY DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS!!!
Big things are in the works!
With your help and God's blessing, we believe that 2017 will be an even greater year.
Schedule a workday
at our Alvin, Texas, location... call or email 281-968-0966 or Lori@bwbtexas.org
Exciting things are happening at our outreach facility in Alvin, Texas!

Did you know that you can rent our facility for short-term use? All funds raised from facility use will go towards our projects and programs.

Learn more HERE
HURRICANE HARVEY

September 7th Update
Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Houston area. Thousands of families have lost their homes and businesses. The areas ​of Alvin, Friendswood, and Pearland received over 50 inches of rain in the few days that the storm dumped its massive rainfall.

What have we been doing?
Harvey Relief Center
BWBT's resale store, Blue Monkey located in Friendswood, was flooded with at least four feet of water. Due to a local volunteer effort, the store was cleaned and dried out within three days of the flood waters receding. Since that time, the store space has served as a Harvey Relief Center, providing emergency relief items to flood victims. As of today (9/7), it is apparent that the need for this type of emergency relief is coming to an end. We will keep the center open thru this Saturday, September 9th. After that, remaining items will be given to local food pantries who provide this type of service throughout the year. We are deeply thankful for everyone who donated through items, time and money to the relief center.
Community Clean-up
We have been leading teams daily in our communities helping families clean out their flooded homes: removing debris, flooring, cutting out sheetrock, etc.

What's next?
Blue Monkey
Work will begin to rebuild the Blue Monkey and re-open for business as quickly as possible. Even if the inside of the store is not complete yet, we will still have the Pumpkin Patch outside! Pumpkin delivery is scheduled for September 23rd at 1:00 p.m.
Long-term Recovery and Rebuild
40,000 homes were destroyed due to the flood waters of Hurricane Harvey. It is estimated that less than 20% of these homes were insured. That means there are a lot of families who will not be able to afford to repair and rebuild. That's where organization's like Builders Without Borders of Texas come in. We have been here in the middle of it all, walking beside families as we helped them clean out their homes. And we will be here during the next phase of recovery and rebuild. Builders Without Borders of Texas has experience and a successful track record of rebuilding homes after major disasters like Harvey. We have built homes for families in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, in Louisiana after Hurricane Rita, in Texas after Hurricane Ike, and in Greensburg, Kansas after deadly tornadoes. We were a major partner in building 500 Homes for Haiti after the devastating earthquake that destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes in January of 2010.
Volunteer Base Camp
We are prepared at our Alvin facility to host volunteer teams from around the country. We have been in communication with groups from several different states who are preparing to send volunteer teams to assist with rebuild. If you are planning to bring a group to volunteer and are looking for a place to stay, please contact Lori@bwbtexas.org
Our facilities include 10 twin over twin bunk beds, 16 twin over full bunk beds. a full kitchen, bathrooms, showers, and a fire pit for outdoor cooking. We are centrally located to areas in need of lots of help: Alvin, Friendswood, Pearland, Dickinson, and South Houston.

How can you help?
1. Donate. Since our resale store previously gave 100% of its profits to our projects, your donations will help us keep things running while the store is recovering from the flood and help us help others in the community as they begin to rebuild. Your donations are needed and appreciated!
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