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Harvey Updates

Monday September 18, 2017

Monday September 4, 2017

Friday September 1, 2017

Check out this inspiring story of teachers going to shelters, including our own Church of the Apostles (Houston), to help displaced kids process the trauma of the flooding – and to give the parents trustworthy child supervision so they can do the hard work of assessing next steps.

If you feel called to help (in any way), visit this link to offer your services and someone from the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast will get back to you. We ask you to be patient, though. This will be a marathon, not a sprint.

Thursday August 31, 2017

If you are in need of relief due to Harvey, visit the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast website.

If you are in Canada, please use this link to donate to Hurricane Harvey relief.

 

Wednesday August 30, 2017

Church of the Apostles Houston

Church volunteers sorting ample supplies for those who have lost everything in the floods.

Church of the Apostles (Houston) is busy serving as an official Red Cross shelter. Thanks to your generosity, they do not need donations at this time. However, the four families sheltering at the church need our prayers! Fr. David Cumbie reports,

Most of them have lost everything, experienced severe trauma and are still in shock. Tomorrow we’ll be working with them to determine how we can best assist them going forward. Please pray for them. For protection, healing and that the peace of the Holy Spirit to fill our facility. Lord Jesus, we pray they would see you and now your powerful presence in this difficult time. 

Trinity Church (Lago Vista)Fr. Dale Chrisman of Trinity Church Lago Vista (outside Austin) writes,

“This is a photo of our hard-working Trinity volunteers this afternoon. They put together 76 bags, each containing toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, tissues, body lotion, soap, bar, mouthwash. Good job Trinity, but there’s a whole lot more work to be done to help our fellow Texans! Blessings, Dale+”

Tuesday August 29, 2017

After spending yesterday evacuating others in a duckboat, Padre Rafael Villareal Falquez
of Mision Santa Cruz, was evacuated himself, along with his congregation when his neighborhood – and church – was flooded. Mision Santa Cruz is in one of the poorer, low-lying areas of Houston. Please pray for Father Raphael and his church. This poor parish will need lots of help rebuilding after the flood waters recede!

Click here to see a video of Bishop Clark Lowenfield reporting from Houston.

Church of the Apostles (Houston) has opened as an official Red Cross shelter in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Learn about it here.

And if you are local, Church of the Apostles is receiving donations of various supplies. Details are here.

The original post about this disaster can be found here.

 

 

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