As WordServe Church picks up where we left off with Habitat for Huggins and FaithFULL Kids, we want to encourage you to join other organizations in their flood relief efforts. As the demo phase is wrapping up and homes are beginning to dry out, Family Hope is moving to the next phase of relief. Please read the message below from Dale Olson, Executive Director of Family Hope, and learn about the Flood Recovery Benefit at Fulshear High School this Saturday, September 16.
Dear Friends of Family Hope,
I have heard the statement more than once: “Hurricane Harvey has
forced me to see what is really important.” The other frequent phrase is: “It should be this way all the time…neighbor helping neighbor.”
Hundreds of homes are having their wet sheetrock torn out by many
generous helping hands. One overwhelmed homeowner said, “I could have
never done this myself.” This is Texas Strong!
We are now moving into another phase. As homeowners are awaiting
their houses to dry before contractors begin their work, the costs
continue to mount. From my experience during the Simonton 2016 flood,
FEMA and insurance payments rarely come quickly. As a result,
homeowners can feel overwhelmed by the expenses. You can help:
Saturday, September 16th, Family Hope is sponsoring a taste and meet
time at 2-5pm at Fulshear High School. $20 or more suggested donation
to the Flood Fund. 100% of these funds will go to help the flood
survivors locally. You will be able to taste foods from Center Court
Pizza, First Cup, Italia Express, La Finca, Popcorn Shop, and Ooh La
La. Plus, you will meet a very special person. To add to the
generous day: If you wish, you may bring packages of new underwear
for the flood survivors. Come, meet your neighbors and help the
flood survivors in this area!
Dale Olson, Executive Director
Other ways to serve locally:
· Simonton Community Church is looking for volunteers to help clean flooded homes every day in the Simonton area, skilled and unskilled volunteers welcome! Volunteers can meet at Simonton Church at 8:30 am daily and be given assignments. Visit www.simontonchurch.org for more specific information. Opportunities for all!
· Red Potato Market has become the hub for cleaning supplies for the Fulshear/Simonton area. They need help with supply collection and supply distribution. Sign up here to help: http://www.signupgenius.com/
· Second Baptist 1463 Campus is also looking for volunteers to help clean flooded homes in the Katy/Fulshear/Simonton area, skilled and unskilled volunteers welcome. Volunteers can sign up at http://www.second.org/1463.
· Thrive Church is also looking for volunteers to help clean flooded homes in the Katy area. Contact Kristen Jarrell at (832) 875 – 7039 for more information.
· Many of you have offered laundry, meals and dish washing services! I will continue to reach out to you as I hear of local needs!
And of course, a great way to serve is to continue to check in on your immediate neighbors. So many have been impacted directly or indirectly by this monster storm! So many are involved in recovery in some form or fashion and may have a place for you to serve right next door.