ABILENE, Texas (KRBC) – Every year the national organization, “Sisters on the Fly”, pack their vintage trailers and drive off to Puerto Aransas for spring break. But this year, it’s different. The community is now recovering after Hurricane Harvey.
Leeann Moore a member of Sisters on the Fly told KRBC, “we were hurt to know about Puerto Aransas because we had gone there for five years, the last five springs.”
She tells us that since the destruction of Harvey, they anxiously waited for two months to go back, but this time with a different goal in mind.
“We did not want to go to become a burden to a town that was already a burden itself,” Moore says.
So they organized and coordinated with city officials and now more than 80 women in this organization will be helping with the reconstruction of the city.
Approximately 30 trailers will be headed down south on November 5th.
Although their trailers may be feminine, they want to prove women are just as capable to help as the men.
“The women have got to come back in, and now we get to show that we can do this. The women can go down there and we can do this,” said Lessie Pickard, a member of the organization.
Sisters on the Fly will be in Puerto Aransas for five days, working eight hour shifts every day.