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Hurricane Assistance

Hurricane Assistance

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When

8:00am — 12:00pm

Where

1913 Fletcher Street Houston, TX 77009

PC Harvey Response Opportunities

Attack Poverty is one of FPC’s vital partners in our response to Harvey, and is a recipient of the funding from the Harvey Benevolence Fund. FPC is coming alongside Attack Poverty in Northside, a neighborhood just north of downtown that was greatly impacted by the storm.  To learn more about the work of Attack Poverty, go to attackpoverty.org


Volunteer Opportunities: 
FPC will be working with Attack Poverty (their neighborhood-specific name is "Friends of Northside") to build relationships and tangibly respond to the needs of the Northside community. As a part of this effort, Friends of Northside is organizing a monthly rotation of opportunities including a once-a-month "needs assessment" and prayer walk the first Saturday of the month, as well as a once-a-month revitalization project on the third Saturday of the month. Showing the love of Christ in the Northside community will require consistency, patience, and people with many different skills and gifts. This is an incredible opportunity to engage in relational, holistic ministry, and we invite you to pray about how the Lord may be calling you to participate. 

To volunteer on these Saturdays, meet at Kerusso Grace Church, 1913 Fletcher St, Houston from 8:00am-12:00pm.
Contact Ashley@attackpoverty.org or text 972.322.7252 if you need more information.
 For more information regarding hurricane relief efforts, contact mffederer@fpchouston.org or visit fpchouston.org/harvey.

 

Other Ways to Be Involved:

Pray – Pray for wisdom, creativity, and opportunities to serve our city with the love of Christ. We need the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Gather Your Friends – We are looking for Small Groups, Sunday School classes, or any group you are involved in to participate in community work going forward. If you have a group of any size interested in helping, email mffederer@fpchouston.org.

 Looking Forward:
The work ahead of us involves not only physical restoration but spiritual restoration as well. We are working with the following mission and community partners to invest in local communities affected by Harvey.

Attack Poverty (Near Northside Houston) – Attack Poverty is building its ministry to families in the Near Northside through meeting tangible needs in the wake of the hurricane. Click here to see an update on their work thus far. We will be going to teams to partner with Attack Poverty by repairing homes, praying with homeowners, and assessing the needs of the neighborhood. Attack Poverty's long-term goals are to partner with local schools to provide after-school programming and to have a community center that serves the neighborhood.  This is also a potential partnership opportunity with the Agape Property Repair Team.

Hope House (Kashmere Gardens/Fifth Ward) – Hope House is a Christ-centered ministry to families in the Kashmere Gardens neighborhood caught in cycles of poverty and addiction.  Hope House cultivates an authentic, loving community through its 13-residence transitional living program and church fellowship. During Harvery, all 13 residences and the Hope House church facility flooded, and many of the buildings are still in need of significant repair.  We desire to support Hope House in both its rebuilding and discipleship efforts.   

Kolter Elementary School – Located in Meyerland just outside 610, Kolter Elementary and the surrounding neighborhood was almost completely flooded. The school and its families have been displaced and teachers lost all of the books, supplies, etc. they have accumulated over the years. We also have several church members whose children attend Kolter. We are looking for opportunities to bless Kolter staff and Kolter families.

Donate Needed Items
Due to space constraints, we are placing an indefinite hold on accepting other donations. Below is a list of organizations accepting donations of needed items:

Houston’s First Baptist Church – Drop-off instructions and a list of needed items here
Houston Food Bank – More info here
Texas Diaper Bank – More info here