As the waters recede, the great need of our friends and neighbors in Houston is becoming more apparent. We Texans face a great challenge in helping to rebuild one of America’s great cities. As a church family, our we have a number of ways that we are feeling led to help.
1. We believe in the power of the local church in moments like this. The church is a ready made team of volunteers who are already organized and ready at the drop of a hat to move out in sharing the love and help of God in face of moments of tragedy. Because of our long relationship with Steve Bezner at Houston Northwest (HNW), we will be partnering with this local church which is surrounded by flood victims and whose property was damaged. There are hundreds of their neighbors and church members who will need help cleaning out their homes and putting their lives back together. We can help and we should. If you can give up a weekend in September to serve, we hope you will consider doing so. More details to follow. You can read more about how to partner with HNW here.
2. We have a church member who has a unique position as a home health provider in the Houston area. Specifically, he has voiced concern about the children who have significant health issues and are home bound as a result. On Wednesday, (9/6), he will be leading a team to reach out to this specific and vulnerable population. Between now and next Tuesday evening, we will be collecting the following for these kids and their families:
Water, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Shampoo, Deodorant, Soap, Body Wash, Mouth Wash, Towels, Wash Cloths, Sheets, Laundry Soap, Paper towels, Toilet paper, Clorox Wipes/Bleach Wipes, Lysol, Hand Soap, Hand Sanitizer, Brushes, Combs, Mops. If you want to put together a care package with these things inside, that might be especially helpful. We will receive your donations at our downtown campus (302 S. Washington) until 5pm, Tuesday, 9/5.
3. Let’s keep praying and personally encouraging those whom we know are in the Houston area. The media attention will soon fade, but the great needs of the people of Houston will continue across the next many months.
We are thankful for our church family and your generous spirit in such moments. Chad Arrington is coordinating our efforts in Houston. If you have questions or want to volunteer, please call the church office or contact Chad directly.