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:
1,080 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.