In the middle of so much transition and moving locations, last week our friends in the Corpus Christi, Houston, and many cities in between were immensely affected by Hurricane Harvey. The news and social media were capturing the heavy destruction, flood, and devastation that these cities were experiencing. While we were excited to move into our new location at the McAllen Incubator, we were also looking forward to begin looking at efforts to serve alongside of other Acts 29 churches in the Houston area.
The devastation from Harvey has left Houston and other surrounding areas in a place of restoration and recovery for months to come (some reports indicate years). Our goal over the coming weeks is to develop a plan to both send supplies to our extended church families and teams to help serve churches as they meet the needs of their community.
Details will be provided for you as plans develop. Here are a few ways to get started if you're looking to help:
CLEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH & HOUSTON CHURCH PLANTING NETWORK
We will be partnering with Clear Creek AND HCPN in Houston as they are spear-head several efforts to help the community such as rescuing those who are in crisis due to Harvey, providing relief through shelters and distributing supplies, and recovery through rebuilding the community and city.
Visit their disaster relief website for more information: Harvey Disaster Relief
Samaritans Purse is providing several units of workers and volunteers to help rebuild communities in Houston. They will be in need of help for many months to come.
As we continue to develop more information and plans to send teams and supplies, we'll provide details through social media on when to bring supplies and what supplies are needed. The Incubator will be the designated drop-off location for supplies.
With so many families being affected by Harvey, we have a grand opportunity, as God's people, to be "for the city."