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** Hurricane Harvey Relief Through Samaritan’s Purse **
How to Give Effectively: make donations to Samaritan’s Purse. There are two ways to give:
1. Go to the website and give online: samaritanspurse.org
2. Mail your donation to: Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607
How to volunteer Effectively:
We have disaster relief units, staff, and volunteers in Texas working from five locations, including two in the Houston area. Over the next weeks and months, there is a huge need to minister to hurting families in Jesus’ Name. We need an army of volunteers—as many as 1,000 a day. Please join us!
Go to samaritanspurse.org to sign up to volunteer. A Volunteer Coordinator will contact you within a few days.
We thank God for the overwhelming volunteer response we’ve received so far. The needs are great, and we can take an almost unlimited number of day volunteers at our sites.
However, if you have applied and need overnight accommodations, please wait until a Volunteer Coordinator has contacted you to schedule your trip. You will be contacted within a few days. We ask that you please do not travel to a site to stay overnight before you have been scheduled and receive your confirmation code. If you are not scheduled, we will be unable to provide overnight accommodations since all spaces are filled by other volunteers.
There are opportunities for both volunteers who need overnight accommodations and those who want to serve for the day.
Length of Stay: Minimum stay of three days for overnight volunteers.
Maximum Team Size: Fifteen people. Both teams and individuals are welcome.
Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 14 years or older. Youth, ages 14-15, must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian and youth, ages 16-17, must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (age 21 or older). All youth must have a signed Youth Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liabilty. If not accompanied by their parent, this form must be notarized. Youth Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liabilty
Youth groups may serve with Samaritan’s Purse and are required to complete a Youth Leader Covenant. Please see the website for more information on our Youth Policy.
Project Description: Volunteers will be assisting homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey. We’ll be tearing out damaged drywall, removing flooring, tarping roofs, and clearing debris.
Background Information: Five Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief units are now in Texas to help residents as they continue to struggle with rain, flooding, and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Additional Information: Meals and sleeping quarters will be provided for overnight volunteers. Volunteers need to bring twin size air mattress or cot, linens/sleeping bag, pillow, towels and personal hygiene items. Tools will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own tool belts and small hand tools. Volunteers should dress in long pants and bring work gloves, safety glasses, and sturdy boots. Volunteers should bring rubber boots for working in flooded areas.
Local / Day Volunteers: If you are local to the area or do not need overnight accommodations we welcome you to serve for the day. Please arrive at our host church at 7:30am or 12:30pm for orientation. We will pair you with an experienced team leader to go out to work. Please bring a bagged lunch and water with you. Volunteers will work Mondays – Saturdays and some Sunday afternoons.
Current sites for Day Volunteers:
Faith Family Church, 2002 E Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, TX 77904
Phone: 361-484-5437 Beginning: Tuesday, August 29
First Baptist Church, 1305 Wildcat Drive, Portland, TX 78374
Phone: 361-445-2645 Beginning: Wednesday, August 30
First Baptist Church Alta Loma, 5400 Main Street, Santa Fe, TX 77510
Phone: 832-459-9590 Beginning: Saturday, September 2
Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 8300 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024
Phone: 713-851-5493 Beginning: Monday, September 4
Crosspoint Church TV, 1134 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, TX 77851
Phone: 346-320-7554 Beginning: Monday, September 4
Coming up this week at Woodland…
Tuesday, October 17
9:00 am Ladies Bible Study – FH
6:30 pm The Most Excellent Way – PR
Wednesday, October 18
6:00 am Men’s Bible Study – FH
5:45 pm Prayer Meeting – PR
Thursday, October 19
7:00 pm Worship Team – S
Friday, October 20
8:30 am – 3:30 pm CC – EW
10:15 am Mission Cafe – FH
Saturday, October 21
1:00-5:00 pm Babysitting Fundraiser for Youth – EW
7:00 pm AA – CAC; Al-Anon- FH
Sunday, October 22
8:00 – 10:15 am Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – CAC
9:00 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship
4:00-6:00 pm Youth Group – WH
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