Some of the worst storms in U.S history, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria, and Nate have devastated parts of Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and neighboring areas resulting in the loss of life, homes, and security. Several thousand people have had to be rescued and many have lost most or all they have. In the wake of such disaster, we want to fully support the recovery efforts of the people there who are now in great need. If you would like to also show your support, there are a number of ways you can do so, including the opening of your home to those in need.
We’re committed to marshaling available resources as a church to reach out to and assist those affected by hurricane-related weather. Here are some of the efforts to date that have taken place:
+ Immediately after the weather broke we sent Hurricane Harvey relief teams to assist in the setup of job sites.
+ We’ve deployed teams to Beaumont, TX, Kingsland, GA and back to Houston since relief efforts started. Learn more about participating in a trip below.
+ Victory sent a $10,000 gift to Operation Blessing to help mobilize one of their locations in the state of Texas.
+ We’ve paid for and shipped two large containers of water, food, sanitation supplies and water filtrations systems to Puerto Rico.
+ We’ve sent 2000 cases of diapers, socks, and undergarments to hurricane-affected families along with hand-picked gently used furniture.
+ We’ve assisted multiple families with tree removal and restorative work to their property.
We are currently sending teams of people to help with the relief efforts. Interested in learning more about our trips or in signing up to go? Fill out our interest form below and we will be in contact with you. We’re also sending out a scout team within the week to Puerto Rico to better understand how we can continue to serve that area.
A Houston, TX relief team (Domestic Team #5) leaves on October 22nd, 2017.
The trip is currently scheduled for the 12th – 18th of November. This will be an effort that continues our work with the Houston, TX area.
Specific details will be posted soon. This trip will be a continuance of our Houston, TX relief efforts.
We’ve organized, funded and put together a medical team to hold a clinic in Saint Martin in November.