The 4-H family is big in Texas. The largest youth development program in Texas reaches more than 550,000 young Texans each year. And in recovery from Harvey, the 4-H family bond has made a big difference for many.

“We are so thankful for all the support and help we have received,” says Candace Moeller, the Texas A&M AgriLife County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources in Refugio County. “People are still picking up the pieces and getting back on their feet, but our 4-H families are getting ready for stock show season and the kids are excited. We still have many 4-H families, along with many other residents, who have to demolish and rebuild or strip everything to the studs and start over. We are very lucky to have such a huge 4-H family. We are still receiving an outpouring of love and help from 4-H clubs and members not only across the state, but across the nation.”

And to return that generosity, 4-H members will be helping to distribute donated goods this weekend at the local donation center in Refugio.