Texas Nazarenes mobilize in wake of Hurricane Harvey

Harvey submerged Interstate highway 45 in Houston with record, widespread flooding on August 27 (Reuters photo).

Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast last week as a category-4 storm, dumping 20 trillion gallons of water on the city of Houston alone. The storm made landfall three times in Texas and Louisiana, killing at least 39 people and forcing more than 1 million people from their homes. 

Church of the Nazarene leaders are on the ground in Texas assessing needs as volunteers from across the state mobilize to assist their neighbors in need. Nazarene Compassionate Ministries via Nazarene Disaster Response has sent hundreds of Crisis Care Kits have been sent to the Houston.

At least eight Nazarene churches were affected, and some of the most-affected areas have yet to be reached.

“We do have several churches with storm or flooding damage,” said Jeffrey Johnson, district superintendent for the Church of the Nazarene in South Texas. “Many of our brothers and sisters have flooded homes."

 

 

(For this video with Spanish subtitles, click here.)

USA/Canada Regional Director Bob Broadbooks requested prayer for families and individuals in the affected communities.

“We encourage the church to join with others in prayer for those affected and first responders,” he said. “This flood is of historic proportions here.” 

More information concerning disaster relief, reports, and the Church of the Nazarene will be updated here as it is made available.

How to help

 

 

(For this video with Spanish subtitles, click here.)

Pray

Please pray for families and individuals affected by the storm and churches responding to the needs around them.

Volunteer

This disaster will require a long-term response. Leaders are currently identifying churches that can host disaster response volunteers. To learn more and fill out an information form, click here.

Give

Churches and individuals around the world can provide support through the Hurricane Harvey Fund. 

To send donations by mail:

In the U.S., make checks payable to "General Treasurer" and send them to: 

Global Treasury Services
Church of the Nazarene
P.O. Box 843116
Kansas City, MO 64184-3116

Be sure to put 128206 in the Memo area.

In Canada, make checks payable to "Church of the Nazarene Canada" and send them to:

Church of the Nazarene Canada
20 Regan Road, Unit 9
Brampton, Ontario L7A 1C3

Be sure to put 128206 in the Memo area.

For additional countries, please give through your local church or district, designating your gift to Hurricane Harvey.

--Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

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