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Hurricane Assistance

2018 Hurricane season

With the handprints of Hurricane Harvey still lingering on our city, we are uniquely positioned to understand what many of our neighbors to the east are facing in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. As opportunities to volunteer or share resources become available, we will be sure to share them here. In the meantime, if you would like to donate to organizations poised to support those ravaged by these storms, we encourage you to do so via Samaritan’s Purse or the Salvation Army.

Let us not forget how we were each impacted just a year ago or miss this opportunity to be a missionary through our contributions.  


Hurricane Harvey

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FPC Harvey Response Report 

 

FPC Remembers Hurricane Harvey. Click the image above to view video.

August 2017,  Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast and then crawled its way slowly toward Houston, dumping over 52 inches of rain in some areas. The flooding that ensued was some of the worst in Houston’s history, submerging entire communities and destroying thousands of homes. Many displaced by the flooding would not be able to return to their homes for months and others, on the brink of poverty before the storm, were made especially vulnerable.  

In the midst of tragedy and loss, the Church in Houston had a unique opportunity and still does to minister to our city. To that end, FPC has been partnering with other local churches, ministries, and relief organizations to help communities through the clean-out, relocation, rebuilding, and recovery process. As a church family, we have been acting to tangibly communicate Christ’s love through service that cultivates meaningful relationships and supports long-term recovery. 


 

Harvey Response Fund

Thank you to everyone who has so generously contributed to FPC's Harvey Response Fund. To date, over $349.000 has been received. Working with Missions and our Ministry Investment Team, the Harvey Response Benevelonce Team (HRBT) has been established to review and release Hurricane Harvey relief contributions. We have been in communication with FPC ministry partners and organizations who are effectively and compassionately responding to the great need following Hurricane Harvey and related flooding. Session endorsed the procedures, and the HRBT approved allocations of funding to ministry partners and responded to requests. HRBT's strategy is to respond to FPC ministry partners responding to Harvey, other ministries and organizations connected to FPC who are effectively responding and providing specific services essential to recovery, and to individual needs of FPC Covenant Partners (members) and extended FPC family and staff.  An FPC Hurricane Harvey Report is available at the "Report" link.  


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A Year Later, Need Still Exists:  

FPC has helped to connect our Covenant Partners and other individuals and teams from across the United States to find places to serve those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. 

Ways to Be Involved:

FPC is working with the following mission and community partners to invest in local communities affected by Harvey.

For more information, contact Ashley Cadis at Ashley@attackpoverty.org or 972-322-7252

Pray  – Pray for those individuals and families who are still dealing with post-Harvey issues. The physical need is still great as well as the emotional healing. Pray for the amazing ministries and organizations who are tirelessly serving and helping restore lives and property. 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 – Small Groups, Sunday School classes, or any group you are involved in can participate with our ministry partners as they do Harvey response work as well as their other ministry efforts. If you have a group of any size interested in helping, email Mary-Floye Federer mffederer@fpchouston.org.


Do You Need Help Recovering From Harvey?

We know that the recover from Hurricane Harvey will take a long time for many people. 

If you are still facing challenges and need assistance, please fill out this form which will be sent to Mary-Floye Federer (mffederer@fpchouston.org) sharing your situation and need.