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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.

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