Texas Tech University

Student vets help with Harvey rescue, relief efforts

Navy Times

August 31, 2017

Navy Times - Last Wednesday, the Student Veterans of America chapter at the University Houston hosted a back-to-school breakfast for its members. A week later, school would be cancelled and their city would be under water.

Now, instead of sitting in classes, many of them are treading through flooded streets to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Students from unaffected parts of Texas are pitching in, too. Retired Col. Lou Ortiz, director of military and veterans programs at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas - more than 500 miles from Houston - said a number of students have been activated with the Texas State and National Guards to help with relief efforts.

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