2020 Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
hurricane Delta - Southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana
We are grateful that Houston appears to be spared the impact of Hurricane Delta, but we are very concerned for our friends in Lake Charles and SW Louisiana who just experienced the destruction of Hurricane Laura six weeks ago. Please keep our friends in Louisiana in your 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. Click here for an excellent list of resources provided by Houston Responds.
If you are in need of assistance after Hurricane Delta or know of friends/family who need 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 Delta 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.