Hurricane Harvey recently decimated Houston and surrounding cities across the southern border of the United States.
The world has been watching as Hurricane Harvey has torn through the bottom portion of America. Over 400,000 lives have been affected by the floods of this Category 4 Hurricane. As the rains have subsided, the flood damage continues to devastate lives as the shock of the aftermath sets in.
But we don’t have to watch anymore. We can do something.
You can do something.
Our disaster response missions team is working with ministry partners and friends in the area and is already mobilizing, identifying needs, and sharing Jesus as they help communities rebuild their lives.
But there is a lot to be done, and they need your help.
On this relief trip, you might offer water, food, clothing, supplies, and extra hands to people in need of hope.
You might help remove debris from ravaged neighborhoods. You might offer care to injured people who've been displaced from their homes.
You could listen to heartbreaking stories and pray alongside the Houston community.
Join us in making a difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters affected by the flooding.
Photo provided by World Race Alum Amber Kopecky, in a shelter ten minutes from her house. “All through the night, people never stopped flooding in. Every age, every color, every walk of life with no idea what's next. Thankful for the hope of the cross in the midst of deep devastation,” said Kopecky.
Disaster Relief Ministry:
We will be partnering with StoneBridge Church in The Woodlands, just 30 miles north of Houston, Texas. They will be our home base for lodging, meals, and ministry preparation as we drive south to help neighborhoods in need.
Ministry will include addressing people's most urgent concerns, most likely taking care of needs in nearby shelters, getting families relocated back into their houses, and assisting those who do not have insurance options and means to restore their homes.
With water lines still down, water and food distribution are still a huge necessity. You can expect to help clean out houses while bringing the light of Jesus into a place still shocked from the recent losses.
What should I bring to help?
You will receive an updated needs list from your project leader after committing to a trip. However, these are basic items we know are needed. If you are driving, the more tools and water supplies you can bring, the better. Many churches are rallying around the people who can go on their behalf, so this is a great way to get your local church involved!
Relief Workers definitely need to pack a pair of work gloves and a mask in case of polluted air. Anything extra you can bring to use or donate is a plus! (If you are flying, some tools will not be allowed in your carry-ons. Please check with your airline for specific baggage requirements.)
Cases of Bottled Water
Work Gloves (not garden gloves)
Utility Knifes and Blades
Sharpees of different sizes and colors (for labeling boxes and items)
Battery Powered Camping Lanterns / Headlamps
Bags (contractor, trash, gallon zip locks)
Rolls of Duct Tape and Packing Tape
Cases of Toilet Paper or Paper Towels
Plastic Bins / Containers of different sizes with lids
House cleaning solvents
Easy to eat, pre-packaged snacks
Old newspapers for packing
We need you to shine the light of Christ to our nation. Will you join us on a Relief Mission Trip to Houston?
If you can’t be physically present on the scene, there are other ways to help. Prayerfully consider giving to our Disaster Response Fund, which supports our relief efforts in Texas.