Special thanks to all of our area pastors, churches, and rescue and relief agencies for your willingness to hold the ropes for those who are in need in our community. The outpouring of love and support for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey has been beyond amazing.
More than 5,200 homes in Katy sustained flood damage in a matter of days. Families have been displaced to area shelters or found shelter with family, friends, and even strangers. The task of helping homeowners in our area with post-disaster needs will have us busy for months to come.
The Texas Baptist Men’s Disaster Response teams will coordinate much of the post-disaster assistance after the flood waters recede. Kingsland Baptist Church is serving as the command center for Texas Baptist Men relief efforts in Katy. TBM is inviting men and women who are interested in assisting their neighbors to serve under the guidance of our highly trained disaster response leaders.
If you or your group would like to serve, please contact Omar Garcia or Mary Whittington in Kingsland’s Missions Ministry Office. They will reply with instructions on next steps. In light of the large numbers of people in need, we are prepared to receive hundreds of volunteers.
As with most disasters, the hard work begins after the storms. Because we have so many homes impacted by the flooding, we have lots of work ahead of us and a great opportunity to show our community the beauty of Jesus as we wok cooperatively to address needs. This work will go on for weeks. We will still need volunteers long after the storm is no longer in the headlines.