Harvey Updates

Your Harvey Stories

We would love to capture some of your stories from this event. Whether you flooded or volunteered, please share with us your personal experience using the form below.

My Harvey Story

Update Your current Needs

 If you still have Harvey-related needs, please let us know. Although we cannot meet every need, we would like to help where we can. Someone will be in touch soon by either phone or email.

updated FORM: Harvey Assistance Request

A Word of Thanks

To the Saints at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church,

During the week of Oct 29 through Nov 4, you graciously hosted a team from First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs. The First Pres team of 10 came to the Houston area to provide spiritual and physical aid to hurting people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The First Pres team worked with Samaritan's Purse based out of a church in Pearland. During this week we were able to minister to 3 widows who had received no other help with cleaning their houses. We cleaned out mold infected walls and floors and prepared the houses for eventual rebuilding. The physical work was very labor intensive and challenging, but the important work was the spiritual support we were able to provide to these widows. We joined with our Samaritans Purse co-workers to pray with and to have fellowship with these hurting women. After the work was completed, we presented the homeowners with a Billy Graham Bible as is the custom of Samaritan's Purse. While we may have done the work for these women, the blessing was really ours since we were able to show the love of Jesus through our working hands and our willingness to witness that God is with them through these tough times. 

Additionally, our team was able to help an economically underprivileged man in North Houston and a medically disabled man in Pasadena with similar mold issues in their homes. These homeowners were unable to secure any help and the homes were untouched since the storm. Again, our team was able to provide badly needed physical assistance and spiritual support. In the book of Luke, Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan and his mercy shown to the victim of the robbers. He ends the parable with the command for all of us to "go and do likewise (Luke 10:37)." Through your kindness and hospitality coordinated by Carter Bliss, both MDPC and First Presbyterian were able to be "Good Samaritans" with hurting people in the Houston area. We would not have had the opportunity to serve in this manner without your kind hospitality in the form of meals and willingness to house our team each night. Thank you for facilitating our service in the name of Jesus.

God Bless you,
First Presbyterian Church Colorado Springs

Emotional and Practical Resources

For a variety of emotional and practical helps, please visit our Harvey Community Resources page.

Harvey Community Resources

There are many ways to help!

Volunteer

We are no longer sending out work crews. The needs of our Harvey families are shifting from cleanup to other types of help, and we are constantly evaluating how and where volunteers are needed. Let us know how you can help by completing the form below.

I Want to Help

If you are still interested in joining a work crew, we suggest you contact Samaritan's Purse. It takes 48 hours to be approved, but they will be able to assign you to a clean-up crew. You can sign up as an individual or with a group (think  Sunday School class, Small Group, Co-workers, etc). For group sign-ups, each member should register individually, but can contact Lori Jameson at (713-851-5493) or at with detailed specifics about the group. Youth groups have a few more restrictions, so speak with Lori before signing up groups involving minors.

Samaritan's Purse

Caring Casseroles

We need people to pick up and deliver frozen casseroles to those affected by Harvey. Use our new Caring Casseroles Delivery sign-up below to let us know of your availability. Pickups and deliveries take place on Mondays, between 12:00 and 3:00 PM.

Caring Casseroles Delivery

 Prayer Initiative

Ted Meyer will manage a long-term initiative to pray for our MDPC families and surrounding communities. Our hope is to have a dedicated team to pray, both in an organized and independent fashion, and supplement that effort with personal touches (i.e. handwritten notes, etc).

Sign Up to Join the Prayer Team

Give to our harvey relief fund

If you would like to make a monetary donation to our Harvey relief fund, please use the link below. One hundred percent of the funds will be used to directly benefit those affected by the storm.

Give Now

 
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