Over 100 Volunteers Leave LAX for Houston to Aid With Harvey Response - NBC Southern California

Over 100 Volunteers Leave LAX for Houston to Aid With Harvey Response

The devastating storm left hundreds of thousands of families with flood-damaged homes.

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    Over 100 volunteers headed to Houston from LAX on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, with nonprofit Team Rubicon to help with disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey. (Published Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017)

    Some 135 people including military veterans and first responders left LAX for Houston Saturday morning, to aid with the disaster response to Hurricane Harvey.

    The devastating storm killed more than 70 after landing on the Gulf Coast of Texas on Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane, leaving hundreds of thousands of families with flood-damaged homes.

    The volunteers headed to Texas with Team Rubicon, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit sending up to 2,000 volunteers to support "the Hurricane Harvey cleanup effort over the next six weeks," read a statement from the nonprofit.

    There, volunteers will help families affected by the storm "get back into their homes as soon as possible," the statement read.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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