RESOURCES & INFORMATION FOR LOCAL DISASTERS
CHURCH LEADER RESOURCES
IS YOUR CHURCH SERVING THIS WEEKEND?
Click here to access a list of coalition contacts by region to get your church connected to serving families in need.
GETTING UPDATES & INFO
Houston Responds has leaders working with churches in each community affected by Imelda and wants to ensure you are connected to the relief efforts and are updated with important information. Below are the ways we are currently working to accomplish this.
IMELDA SLACK CHANNEL
Houston Responds has created an "#Imelda" Slack channel for updated information. Join to Houston Responds Slack workspace at the following link and find the channel labeled #imelda.
RECOVERY RESOURCES FOR VOLUNTEER TEAMS
Below are useful resources for your church leaders and volunteers to use during the recovery process. Some of these resources are listed again under Homeowner Resources at the bottom of this page.
After disaster, impacted homeowners are often at a loss for what to do next. These resources are informative and help homeowners make smart decisions in a stressful time. Spanish versions are also available for some of the resources.
BASIC NEEDS ASSISTANCE - DIAL 211
The United Way Helpline (211) connects callers with critical health and human services programs for basic needs such as: food, shelter, clothing, rent and utility assistance, and physical and mental health services.
IF YOUR HOME HAS FLOODED...
STEP 1: CIRCULATION
Ensure it is safe to use electrical outlets and lights.
Run air conditioner @ 70 degrees.
Turn on ceiling fans and run box fans.
STEP 2: ELIMINATION
Remove all wet items and move to curb. Appliances, furniture, clothing, etc...
STEP 3: DEMOLITION
Remove sheetrock and insulation 18" above water line or 6" above mold line. Put insulation in garbage bags.
Empty lower cabinets and assess damage. Leave doors open with fans blowing into cabinets. Remove cabinets if necessary.
STEP 4: REMEDIATION
Spray all areas exposed to water with a mold retardant. Not bleach!