The scale of this storm and its flooding is overwhelming. Millions affected. More than 1/4 of the churches in our state convention impacted. Great need exists. We cannot do everything. So we will focus our efforts on what we can do.
For more information on how you can pray and how you can give directly to those on the ground in south Texas, go to www.sbtexas.com/harvey. Also, remember that part of what you give through our church on Sundays or online already goes to support Disaster Relief in this way. But this effort is long-term, and our church is committed to the task. Over the next few weeks and months, you will hear about opportunities to go help with clean-up, restoration, and construction efforts. Our first trip is September 9-13. We are partnering with LaBelle Baptist Church in Beaumont to help them get in a position to help others as quickly as possible. Let Pastor Brent know at email@example.com if you are interested in going to work at some point.
Recently we organized and sent 5-gallon buckets with lids, packed with specific items seen below. Each bucket contained 18 items (approximately a $50 value):
- Terry towels (4-pack or can buy in bulk and separate, thin not thick)
- trash bags (roll of 25, may need to buy in bulk and separate)
- mold control spray bottle
- Ajax dish soap
- cleaner with bleach in spray bottle
- 12 3/4" Wonderbar pry bar
- small first-aid kit
- duct tape roll
- scrub brush
- leather work/palm gloves (3-pack)
- disposable gloves (2-pack)
- utility knife
- Sharpie permanent marker (2-pack)
- 3M eyeglass protector
- feminine napkins/ladies pads/hygiene kit (may buy in bulk and separate 2-3 in ziploc)
- 11" zip ties/cable ties (20 pack or similar)
- respirator (2-pack)
- sponges (3-pack, pack these last under the lid)
If you missed out on the first round of buckets, we will still accept donations of items or money for these items. Simply bring the items you can obtain to our church building during regular office hours or worship gathering times.
For more information on any of these opportunities, visit www.sbtexas.com/harvey.
Our prayer is that the Church as a whole would shine the Light of Christ brightly during these dark days.