On behalf of CRF and the people of southeast Texas, thank
you for your prayers and generous support for those impacted by Hurricane
AN UPDATE ON OUR RELIEF WORK
Our disaster response crew is currently on the ground in Portland, Texas where thousands of people were displaced by Hurricane Harvey. In our target area, at least 85% of the homes had major damage from the storm. Most structures had their roofs torn off by strong winds and many peoples’ homes were completely leveled.
But even in the midst of this disaster, we have seen incredible stories of hope.
We met an elderly family in Portland who decided to stick out the hurricane. Evacuating the area would have been too difficult and dangerous, because the husband was on hospice care. By the grace of God, they were safe through the storm, but their home was badly damaged and their property was filled with debris and fallen trees.
Their nephew had been working on clearing the property for days, but had made very little progress. He said, “I was about to give up.” The mess was too big and he was only one person. He felt hopeless.
But then a crew of 20 of our volunteers showed up to help. They got to work and had the whole area cleared in just a few hours!
The family was incredibly grateful. They thanked us and cried tears of joy as our team drove on to the next location.
This story was only possible because of your prayers, financial support, and willingness to volunteer! And it’s just one of hundreds of stories that have come from our disaster relief work along the Texas coast.
Along with cleaning debris, our team has already provided thousands of hot meals, hundreds of showers and clean places for displaced families to sleep, and many, many prayers, hugs and shoulders to lean on.
In addition to our work on the coast, we are partnering with churches in Houston and Beaumont to bring in relief supplies and begin our outreach work in those areas.
We are committed to supporting Harvey victims for the long haul as they rebuild what this storm has blown away.
Here’s how you can keep helping those impacted by Harvey.
The best way that you can help today is to donate. Your gift will be used immediately to get our team in place and to provide immediate help with water, food, and other short-term needs. You can donate here. As relief for these basic needs become less dire, the team will transition to helping clean up and rebuild in the most affected areas. Please give today.
God hears our prayers. Please join us in praying for safety and peace for all those affected by this disaster!
Do you want to go be the hands and feet of Jesus for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey? We need help cooking meals, moving debris, distributing relief supplies, and much more. We have a leadership team on site who will make sure you have housing and the tools and support you need to make an impact! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will send you more information about how you can volunteer!