Hurricane Harvey rocked the Texas coast, city of Houston, and surrounding areas over the weekend. Millions of people have been displaced and experienced incredible loss and widespread devastation. As you watch the videos on various news stations of people stranded in neighborhoods overtaken by rivers, or scroll through news articles and photos of the sheer destruction left in the wake of the category 4 hurricane, you may find yourself wondering, “What can I do?” Sometimes it feels helpless seeing all of this devastation and not being able to help, especially for a community like ours who, in the past several years, has experienced tremendous flooding as well. Below are some links that will provide you with ways to donate and serve those who are struggling to pick up the pieces after such a terrible natural disaster.

Our prayers are with the City of Houston, the Texas Gulf coast, and all the surrounding communities currently experiencing the devastating effects of this natural disaster.

Operation Blessing – is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization dedicated to demonstrating God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world.

National VOAD – is an association of organizations that mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters, provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.

Ways You Can Help During Hurricane Harvey – Even if you are far from the devastation, there are ways to contribute. There are organizations that need support—now more than ever—that will ensure that people impacted by the storm have the resources they need to keep their lives functioning.

 

Monday, August 28, 2017 by Benji Block