Gomer talks about going through Hurricane Harvey, what it's like being in a constant state of sheer anxiety for 4 days, and the experience of helplessness watching your friends' unable to evacuate because the roads are flooded in every direction.
Last year, hundreds of young adults from 23 states gathered for an unprecedented faith enriching vacation. We had so much fun, we thought we’d do it again, and we’d love it if you’d join us, Luke and Gomer, at Encounter Houston! Whether you want to a chance to meet new people, need a faith enriching weekend, or simply could use a vacation, this is the weekend for you!
- Hurricane Harvey Update :: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church :: The Woodlands, TX — Thursday, August 31st St. Teresa Center open from 9am-3pm for non-perishable food donations and specific items below. Thursday, August 31st we are looking to collect the items listed below. Anything else will be turned away due to space constraints. • Cleaning Supplies • Rubber Gloves • Mops • Trash Bags • Travel Size Toiletries If your house flooded please feel free to stop by and retrieve any supplies you need to begin the cleanup process. We are here to serve you!
- Hurricane Harvey Relief | Adore Ministries — Soon after the founding of Adore Ministries in Houma, LA, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Our missionaries and volunteers quickly mobilized to serve its victims in: • Relocation • Temporary housing • Clean up crews Twelve years and many storms later, we find ourselves in the midst of another natural disaster. Many of our very own mission neighborhoods are suffering the most. Our heart has always been to serve the least and the suffering and right now, like many of you, we are restless to get to work. We call this Project Starfish. Join us in prayer, through your financial gifts, and in service!
- Disaster Relief | Knights of Columbus — Many people in the Gulf Coast of Texas are reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey this weekend. Thousands have evacuated their homes, many of which have been damaged or destroyed. The recovery process is going to be a long and painful one, and your support is urgently needed. Click here for a flyer that may be shared online or printed and distributed around your community. Please DONATE TODAY to help those suffering such devastation. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to relief efforts. This includes providing immediate needs such as food, clean water, shelter and other necessities.
- Disaster Relief - Society of St. Vincent de Paul — Houston has recently endured the catastrophic events of Hurricane Harvey – yet together we will stand strong. Unfortunately, natural disasters take more time to recover from than most anticipate. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will address the immediate needs – such as clothing, food, and medical supplies - but we also walk alongside the victims of the flooding to ensure a full recovery. The needs of people and families WILL continue. It is going to be a long road to recovery, but we will be there every step of the way.
- Donate now and help our neighbors recover from disaster | Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston — Hurricane Harvey brought widespread flooding and damage throughout the Archdiocese. Many families will need short-term and long-term recovery services to rebuild their lives. And you can help. For nearly 75 years, you have helped Catholic Charities provide help and create hope to more than 82,000 people annually as they create better lives for themselves and their families. With your gift, we can provide food, clothing, shelter and a network of support services to those dealing with the aftermath of this disaster from all walks of life and religious backgrounds.
- Gallery Furniture store turns into Houston shelter - CNN — "We never stepped foot in (one of his stores) and now I'm just like, wow, I mean, they opened up the doors. Like nothing. He didn't even second guess it," she says. "He was just like, 'Let me help you.'" McIngvale is also paying for portable showers so evacuees can have their first hot shower in days. Marchione, the employee, says his boss has opened the store to evacuees and is providing meals because it's his way of giving back to a community that has brought him success over the past 36 years. "This is Houston," Marchione adds. "That's how Houston rolls."
- Heroes You Should Know: Brave Texas Teens Save Over 50 People In Small Fishing Boat | Daily Wire — Heroes You Should Know: Brave Texas Teens Save Over 50 People In Small Fishing Boat In their neighbors' time of need, these teens stepped up.