Houston Disaster Relief
As we all know, the situation in Houston is very bad, and potentially will get worse in coming days. Multiple sister churches both in the PCA and through the Acts 29 Network have experienced flooding in their facilities, and multiple families have had their homes flooded.
The PCA Disaster Response team is in full gear seeking to help alleviate the suffering in Houston. If you want to help support our denominational efforts, please do the following
~Pray for relief from the storm and for those being rescued and affected by this storm.
~Give generously. CLICK HERE to support efforts financially. Funds will be used for assessment, mobilization, relief grants for flooded PCA families and churches, to purchase needed supplies and equipment, to construct Sheds of Hope, and to setup and operate flood recovery sites.
~Send relief supplies & equipment. For a list of needed supplies CLICK HERE.
~Prepare to GO. CLICK HERE to register your intent to serve.
Additional Ways To Serve:
The San Antonio Food Bank is in emergency response mode to organize San Antonio's efforts to send food and supplies to areas affected by the storm. This is a great opportunity that can safely involve your whole family. You can get more information HERE (LINK: safoodbank.org), or you can call 210-337-3663. No application process is required. Christ Church staff have been in touch with leaders at the food bank and they need lots of help! You can also donate to support the Food Bank's work HERE.
For the bilingual members of our congregation: RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Services) needs translators as they work with immigrants, particularly those coming from Central American countries who have applied for asylum in our country as this disaster is unfolding and are now in limbo. If you can translate, please contact Pastor Luke.
The PCA through Mission to North America (MNA) will deploy a team as soon as is feasible to reach the places where the damage has been catastrophic. Rick Lenz is MNA's Disaster Response Specialist for our South Central Region and is in contact with local leaders assesssing when it is safe to send a team into these areas. Efforts are already underway to send mobile bunkhouses, shower trailers and other equipment into the hardest-hit areas. You can donate the MNA's Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief efforts HERE. If you are interested in being part of the MNA team on the ground, contact Pastor Luke.