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Harvey Relief

We want to do all we can to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, so we've partnered with Houston's First Baptist Church, Tallowood Baptist Church, and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) to help identify and meet needs in the community. Here's how you can get involved.

Go with us

We are sending teams to Houston soon to help meet the needs of those whose houses have been damaged by floodwaters. Sign up here to go with us on Sept. 15-17 or Sept. 22-24.

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Buckets for Harvey

In order to meet material needs for victims of Hurricane Harvey, we will collect and distribute buckets. This method has proven to be effective and efficient in past disasters.

We are asking churches and individuals to begin collecting 5-gallon buckets with lids, pack them with specific items, and deliver the buckets to regional collection points. Each 5-gallon bucket should contain 18 items (approximately a $50 value):

  • IMG_3464.JPGTerry towels (4-pack or can buy in bulk and separate, thin not thick)
  • trash bags (roll of 25, may need to buy in bulk and separate)
  • mold control spray bottle
  • Ajax dish soap
  • cleaner with bleach in spray bottle
  • 12 3/4" Wonderbar pry bar
  • small first-aid kit
  • duct tape roll
  • scrub brush
  • leather work/palm gloves (3-pack)
  • disposable gloves (2-pack)
  • utility knife
  • Sharpie permanent marker (2-pack)
  • 3M eyeglass protector
  • small hygiene kit (or use feminine napkins/pads purchased in bulk then separate 2-3 in ziploc)
  • 11" zip ties/cable ties (20 pack or similar)
  • respirator (2-pack)
  • sponges (3-pack, pack these last under the lid)

Here's how to pack your bucketClick here to find other SBTC collection sites.

Help financially

The ways you can give to help relief efforts are endless. Here are a list of three excellent organizations already at work in the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey that could use your support:

-- NAMB, a ministry of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), already working with FEMA and the Red Cross. You can give to NAMB here and choose Send Relief, or text SENDRELIEF to 41444.

-- SBTC's disaster relief, one of our state SBC chapters, which is also already working on recovery efforts. 

-- Houston's First Baptist Church, a local church helping to coordinate recovery in the community.