Winter Weather Update - Tuesday, March 9th


In this video update, we share information about the recovery activities of our local coalitions and how congregations and individuals can engage in the efforts.


Estimated Response Data

400-500 Homes Restored Through Local Coalitions Across Greater Houston

40,000+ Meals Delivered

150+ Pallets of Water Delivered

1000+ Families Still on Waiting Lists to be Served


Serving the Church as the Church Serves the Community

The Restoration Team served Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Independence Heights on Saturday to help clean up damage left by Winter Storm Uri. The church has been serving its community throughout COVID-19 as a vaccination site and helping as a water distribution center for the winter recovery effort.


On Sunday, Ebenezer UMC along with ten other churches held the "Bounce Back Independence Heights" event where they distributed water, food, and other useful resources.


Houston Responds Warehouse

Our warehouse is located in Northeast Houston and is in need of volunteers who have forklift experience. If you or someone in your congregation is able to assist, contact Charley Elgin.

Donations Received at the Warehouse:

1,100 Fittings

1,600 Pipes

1,080 Boxed Meals

12,672 Ready to Eat Meal (MREs)


Examples of Ways to Get Your Congregation Engaged

Host a Water/Food Drive

Serve as a Water/Food Distribution Site

Serve as a FEMA Registration Site

Complete the registration form to be contacted about opportunities for your congregation to serve.


For more information, visit www.houstonresponds.org/disaster.

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