Disaster Relief Opportunities

UPDATED 9.1.17

As Hurricane Harvey continues to dump rainwater in South Texas, I want to re-publish a list of some disaster relief agencies that will appreciate your prayers and help.

There are many many wonderful relief agencies that will be doing all they can to reach out to the communities suffering devastation. The following is a list of those that I have experience with and that I can recommend. I appreciate greatly those relief agencies that work through local churches because of the contacts these churches already have in the community. All of these (AND MORE) came to our rescue after Hurricane Katrina.

One Kingdom: Whites Ferry Road Relief Ministry

Disaster Assistance COC

Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort

Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team

International Disaster Emergency Service

Operation Nehemiah

Convoy of Hope

Samaritan’s Purse

Recent article in Christian Chronicle about Harvey Disaster Relief.

HOUSTON, TX:

MEMORIAL CHURCH OF CHRIST We are coordinating the receipt and distribution of funds for the immediate needs of churches and individuals affected by the devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to donate, there are several options:
• Online at http://www.mcoc.org/ – select “Disaster Relief”
• Text the dollar amount with dollar sign and “Disaster” to 713-766-6983
• By check to Memorial church of Christ with “Disaster Relief” in the memo.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mcochouston

PORTER CHURCH OF CHRIST Donate emergency supplies to meet immediate needs.  Contact Daniel Burns for more information:  Daniel@PorterCofC.org . Donate money to support our relief efforts.   Donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to us at Porter Church of Christ, POBOX 770, Porter, TX 77365. FACEBOOK.

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX.

The Coastal Bend communities are receiving support Through Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team. If churches want to help Rockport, San Patricio and Aransas Counties, and the surrounding areas, please contact CoCDRT. They can call Karen Kofahl at 214-734-9647. Thanks, David Srygley, Arlington Heights Church of Christ, Corpus Christi, TX, 361-241-1612.

BAYTOWN, TX. 

MISSOURI STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST in Baytown, TX requesting your prayers, and taking monetary donations for, Harvey flood relief efforts. MoSt Church – P.O. Box 4295 – Baytown, TX 77522. The need everywhere here is not for clothes, etc., but for money. Contact me if you have questions, etc. God bless all of you! David Smith 832-414-9866   preachersmith@gmail.com

LAKEWOOD CHURCH OF CHRIST in Baytown, TX accepts donations marked for Hurricane Relief (Lakewood Church of Christ, 7701 Bayway Dr, Baytown TX 77520) this can also be done more quickly securely and online HERE.  Also, send gift cards to the congregation noted for Hurricane Relief (Lowes, Target, Walmart are three good ones). Send / bring cleaning supplies to us or donations for those supplies to hand out. If possible, coordinate a trip to come help and work/listen to people. (This should not be done immediately, but after waters recede and needs are made known. Coming in now will potentially cause more issues unless you are dropping supplies off or providing food. It may also place you in unnecessary danger. Please do not send clothing right now. Please do not send sleeping bags or blankets right now.

LAGRANGE CHURCH OF CHRIST in LaGrange, TX. This was the last day for our building to serve as the drop off center for La Grange. All items have been moved to the newly acquired Second Chance warehouse on Reynolds street. If you have a donation to drop off or if you are in need and would like to pick up supplies, then please visit their facility. Second Chance 851 S. Reynolds
La Grange, TX 78945

I thank God for those who give so much of themselves to bless strangers who are suffering.

Thanks for reading, John