I’ve been asked at least a hundred times by people outside of Houston, “what can we do?” My response is PRAY for the rain to stop. Pray for our drainage systems to get a chance to work. Pray for those displaced. Pray for the poor. We are so thankful for all of the prayer. Right now (and always) that is really the most you can do.
I can guarantee you that this is not sensationalized on the news.
Houston is in the middle of a sensational disaster.
The Houston MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) is home to almost 6.8 million people. EVERYONE IN THIS AREA IS EFFECTED BY THE FLOODING. Not everyone is flooded, but everyone is effected. If you are wondering what you can do right now (aside from pray) for the Houston area here are a few suggestions. We will likely reach 50 inches of rain in a 24 hour period.
- CityView Church (our church in Pearland) is accepting donations to help with issues in Pearland, Manvel, and Alvin. We stand ready to help our community. I expect our funds designated for this to be fully utilized quickly. Any help is fully tax deductible. DONATE TO CITYVIEW HERE. Select **Disaster Relief
- Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is on the ground already in some areas. The SBC does a great job getting into areas to help. DONATE TO THE SBTC DISASTER RELIEF HERE.
- Red Cross. The entire Texas Gulf Coast has been devastated. The Red Cross is an organization that will be all over the area. DONATE TO THE RED CROSS HERE.
We are going to need hands. Consider coming to Houston once the storms pass and the water starts to recede. Mobilize your churches and volunteer groups to get here to help.