Makeshift campsite, tents some Rockport residents' only form of shelter after Harvey

ROCKPORT, Texas – Monday marks one month since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Coast.

Homeowners are still dealing with the wrath of Harvey and some families still can't return home. For some, "home" is a tent on a makeshift campsite.

Standing tall in the destruction, a spray painted sign reads: "Rockport Relief Camp. Hot Food, Hot Coffee. Donations & supplies. Free help."

The sign marks the location of a campsite that has become home for victims of Harvey.

The 3.5 acre piece of land was made available by the landowner in an effort to house and feed people devastated by the hurricane, as well as collect supplies.

Nearly a month after the storm, the site continues to help hundreds of people daily.

"It's breaking my heart," Diane Camacho, a volunteer said. "I'm not gonna just sit here watch the news all day long, ring my hands and be all worried and uptight."

Thousands of people have come through the camp since Harvey hit and still, almost a month after the hurricane, this is ths only shelter some have.

KSAT 12's Max Massey, Courtney Friedman and Adrian Garcia are in Rockport telling stories of survivors who are recovering from the devastation.

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Max Massey is the GMSA weekend anchor and a general assignments reporter. Max has been live at some of the biggest national stories out of Texas in recent years, including the Sutherland Springs shooting, Hurricane Harvey and the manhunt for the Austin bomber. Outside of work, Max follows politics and sports, especially Penn State, his alma mater.

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