On the weekend of Aug. 26, 2017, Hurricane Harvey slammed into the coast of Texas as a category-4 storm. Unprecedented flooding, caused by 25 inches of rainfall, have forced approximately 30,000 people from their homes. Harvey, now a slow-moving tropical storm, is still dumping rain. Although most of the damage is in the Houston area, there are 13 million people are under flood warnings and watches across the Gulf Coast from Corpus Christi, Texas, to New Orleans, Louisiana. Some areas are expected to receive as much as 50 inches of rain total. National, City, and Church leaders are still assessing needs. However, here’s some ways you can respond in the coming days.
Pray: While we may not know what to say or do right now, we find hope that the Holy Spirit is at work always interceding on our behalf. So with faith, we will continue to pray for everyone affected in South Texas. And we invite you to join us. If you would like to send a prayer for or send a note of encouragement to those affected by the storm, you can do so at www.ncm.org/pray. We’ll send these along to church leaders in the South Texas area.
Donate: Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) has an outstanding reputation for being first to respond and make an impact when disaster hits. If you are prompted to donate to assist those in South Texas we would encourage you to consider donating to NCM. This event will require a long-term recovery response. To support disaster response efforts, please give to https://give.nazarene.org/donate/f/128206