Disaster Recovery (BACC-DR)

Baytown Area & Chambers County Disaster Recovery (BACC DR)

BACC-DR is a United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County program founded in 2017 in response to Hurricane Harvey. It is the long-term recovery group for the greater Baytown area and Chambers County.

Mission: To assist in identifying the unmet needs of those affected by Hurricane Harvey and other future disasters, and to coordinate access to resources that would provide relief. Services will be provided with no preference to individuals' race, color, creed, gender, disability or religious affiliation.

Give Help: United Way has a crisis fund that is open year-round. If you would like to support disaster recovery, please consider making a gift today! You can give through our secure online donation page and select Crisis Fund.  

Volunteers are asked to register today to be better prepared to respond to tomorrow's disaster.

Get Help: In times of disaster and every day, the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE is our community’s go-to resource. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, HELPLINE specialists connect callers with the help they need, from emergency shelter and evacuation information to help with basic needs, like food. During times of disaster, 2-1-1 maintains up-to-date information on shelters and other essential resources. If you or someone you know needs help recovering from Hurricane Harvey, call 2-1-1 any time, day or night.

Click here to see who supported the Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery efforts. 

Board of Directors


Guido Persiani, Covestro - Chairperson
Patti O' Neill, ExxonMobil - Chair-elect
Carol Skewes, The Baytown Sun - Secretary
Melissa Reabold, United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County - Treasurer


Rev. Ernest Bryson, St. John's United Methodist Church
Billy Combs, Chambers County Commissioner
Gail Kenny, Retired
Gretchen Knowles, Community Representative, Harris County Precinct 2
BJ Simon, Baytown-West Chambers Economic Development 
Vacancy, Member

Staff Support: Brittany Rodriguez, Disaster Recovery Coordinator
For more information, call 281.424.5922.