2020 Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
hurricane Laura - Southeast Texas and Louisiana
Here in Houston, we are grateful that we did not experience the impact of Hurricane Laura, but we are deeply saddened to see the destruction that she caused on our neighbors in East Texas and in Louisiana. Please keep those who have experienced the trauma and devastation in your thoughts and prayers.
FPC has joined the newly established Houston Responds Central Coalition. Houston Responds is a coalition of churches in the Houston area that respond to natural disasters and community crises. Our Central Coalition is collaborating together for relief and recovery in East Texas and Lake Charles and areas in LA following Hurricane Laura. Click here for an excellent list of resources provided by Houston Responds.
If you are in need of assistance after Hurricane Laura or know of friends/family who needs help, please click on the link below to submit a form letting us know you need assistance.
FPC is blessed to have local partners who are ready and organized to respond in relief and recovery for those areas impacted. We are currently working with Attack Poverty and Houston Responds for volunteer opportunities to help following the storm. Houston Responds has three coalitions east of Houston including East Harris, Liberty, and Beaumont Coalitions and relationships with churches in LA. Volunteers are needed for initial clean up including trees, mucking, tarping, etc. in the areas impacted including Beaumont working with Beaumont Responds. Houston Responds will coordinate all volunteers for that effort. Visit www.houstonresponds.org/
If you would like to volunteer to help others following Hurricane Laura as opportunities and details are confirmed, please click on the link below.
Donations can be directed to the Salvation Army, a long-standing partner of FPC, Attack Poverty, or Houston Responds. FPC will also be the drop off/staging area for donations being collected by Attack Poverty and Houston Responds.
To donate directly to FPC, please select the "Disaster Assistance" option online. For those who would like to send a check, please write "Disaster Assistance" in the memo.
We will work with our Presbyterian church family to support their recovery as well. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Mary-Floye Federer. Again, please keep everyone that has been impacted by the devastating storm in your thoughts and prayers.