Volunteers help rebuild ‘Little Cambodia’ after Harvey in Texas

The Brazoria County community is still rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey hit them hard in 2017.

A Brazoria County community known as “Little Cambodia” is getting help rebuilding after Harvey from volunteers around the United States.

Little Cambodia, which sits near FM 1962 and County Road 121 near Rosharon, gets its name from a large number of residents from Southeast Asia, which includes many farmers.

Most of the area’s roughly 200 families suffered damage to their homes or greenhouses from Harvey. Neighbors say during the past two years, volunteers have helped fill the gaps in recovery FEMA and local faith groups couldn’t meet.

“I’m glad that I can do at least a little bit of something to help out,” said Nicole Song, a team leader with Americorps, whose group was rebuilding a home on Amy Lane Wednesday alongside volunteers from Mosaic in Action.

The New York City native has been in Southeast Texas for two and a half weeks. It’s her group’s third project on a 10-month tour that ends in March.

Song and other volunteers often meet the families they help.

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