When Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain on us at the end of August, our churches sprang into action. worked together with other churches and agencies in their communities to do whatever they could to meet the immediate need for shelter, water, food, and clothing.
As the need to shelter and feed people declines, we are now shifting our focus to helping people clean out their homes and — after several weeks of drying out — helping them restore their homes.
Virginia Baptist Disaster Response has set up a command center at First Baptist Church in Liberty to help us coordinate the recovery effort throughout the area of our association. is the same group that worked out of First Liberty after Hurricane Ike. are here for the long haul. they are sending assessors to check out property reported as damaged. groups of volunteers are being sent out to work on homes.
Please share this information with your congregation and beyond.
We are working in the entire area of Trinity River Baptist Association which covers south Liberty County, west Hardin County, and mid Chambers County. — not just members of our churches, but anyone — whose home was flooded should call the recovery center for help. The phone number is 936-256-3415.
If you know of groups of volunteers that want to come from outside our area, have them call that same number. if you are hosting a group of volunteers, call that same number to get some assignments for them.
As your church receives donations for flood relief, please consider using some or all of that money to help fund this recovery effort. will be helping all of these homeowners at no cost to them, which means we will need financial resources to provide clean-up and building materials as we move forward. addition, we will need to feed volunteers who come to work.
If you do not have a disaster relief fund in your own church, TRBA has such a fund and will be glad to accept your donation and use it for that purpose.
Also, please consider being a host church, housing teams that come to help.
We’ve seen what Harvey can do. Now let’s watch what Jesus can do as we work together to share His love with the people around us.
Working with you to meet needs,