Disaster Assistance

Tornado Response in Houston

Our neighbors in southeast Houston have recently suffered from the unseasonal and dangerous storms that produced an EF 3 tornado that caused significant damage in Baytown, Pasadena, and Deer Park. Businesses and homes in the area were damaged or destroyed.

The Salvation Army, as always, helped responded in the hours after the storms. Houston Responds is one of our primary disaster and crisis-responding mission partners. Houston Responds and our Central Coalition are in contact with churches and members of the Southeast Coalition regarding needs and opportunities to serve alongside those who have suffered from these storms. Estimates of over 500 structures were damaged or destroyed primarily in Pasadena and Deer Park as well as some in Baytown and the numbers are expected to go up as evaluations continue.

How Can You Help?
  • Pray for our affected neighbors and for responders.
  • Reach out and check on your friends and neighbors in the effected areas
  • Donate funds to local response organizations, or through Houston Responds, which will direct all funds to local partners: https://www.houstonresponds.org/donate.
  • Volunteer:  The situation is still very fluid and it is gradually becoming clear what the immediate needs are for donations of supplies, where they are needed, etc. Houston Responds will share more specific info on that as it becomes available. Check out www.houstonresponds.org/disaster for updates and more information.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Mary-Floye Federer, Director of Missions, at mffederer@fpchouston.org.

The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Psalms 9:9