It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, bringing heavy rain and deadly flooding to southeast Texas and displacing thousands from their homes. Now, Counting On stars Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo are doing their part to help. On Aug. 30, Jeremy responded to a fan on Twitter when they asked if he and his wife were okay. He responded, “We are. Laredo wasn’t affected. We’ve housed some refugees, though, and are planning a trip North next week. Thanks for checking in!”
We are. Laredo wasn't affected. We've housed some refugees, though, and are planning a trip North next week. Thanks for checking in!
— Jeremy Vuolo (@Jeremy_Vuolo) August 31, 2017
The couple — who moved away from Jinger’s large family in Arkansas — live hundreds of miles from the areas of Texas that were most impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Although the 29-year-old didn’t go into detail about how they’re going to be helping those affected, he has been retweeting posts from Thirsty Ground, a “Christian non-profit dedicated to providing relief for weary bodies and thirsty souls in disaster-stricken areas.”
Last week, Jinger provided more information on Thirsty Ground, and said that “every [dollar] donated to Thirsty Ground International goes directly [and] immediately to relief efforts; no overhead, no red tape,” according to her caption on Instagram.
Jeremy also revealed that some of their friends evacuated Corpus Christi and were staying in Laredo. Although it’s unclear if they’re the “refugees” staying with the couple, they certainly have room for it! In Touch previously reported that the two purchased a four-bedroom house, so they had space to spare for a few evacuees.
Earlier this month, Jinger made headlines when she was spotted wearing a sleeveless top — gasp! — which is against the Duggar dress code. In their 2014 book, Growing Up Duggar, Jinger and her sisters Jana, Jill, Jessa, discussed why they dress the way they do. “We do not dress modestly because we are ashamed of the body God has given us; quite the contrary. We realize that our body is a special gift from God and that He intends for it to be shared only with our future husband… We avoid low-cut, cleavage-showing, gaping, or bare-shouldered tops; and when needed, we wear an undershirt. We try to make it a habit to always cover the top of our shirt with our hand when we bend over. We don’t want to play the peekaboo game with our neckline.” Oh, how times have changed! Stay tuned to see how Jinge and her hubby help the victims of Hurricane Harvey — and whether or not the Couting On cameras will be there to film it.