Houston street sign warns, “Road may flood” (courtesy June Sherman).
By Carl Stagner
Church of God, it’s time. It’s time to be the hands and feet of Jesus to our brothers and sisters in Texas. It’s time to be hope to the people who have lost loved ones, homes, businesses, and churches. It’s time to make a difference. Whether God is leading you to give generously, donate supplies, or assemble work teams for upcoming opportunities to rebuild homes, now is the time to act. While this nightmare is far from over for tens of thousands of people, the outpouring of support for the Lone Star State is proving that they are not alone. The latest updates to the Church of God Ministries Disaster Relief Team are both sobering and encouraging. Continue reading
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Houston First Church of God flooding (courtesy Tim Gould).
By Carl Stagner
The average annual rainfall for Houston, Texas, is 49.76 inches. Forecasters suggest parts of southeast Texas could surpass that amount of rain before Hurricane Harvey—now a tropical storm—moves out. As the Church of God assesses the developing situation on the ground, the need for disaster relief is imminent. While reports of loss may not be complete for several weeks, experts predict that an estimated 30 thousand people will need temporary shelter in the wake of widespread flood damage. Opportunities to give time, supplies, and resources will become more clear in the coming days. Until then, the Church of God Disaster Relief Team is urging you to pray and give. Continue reading
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Tagged aid, assistance, crisis, damage, devastation, Disaster Relief, DRC, flood, flooding, Houston, humanitarian, Hurricane Harvey, Jim Feirtag, Parkgate Community, Pasadena, rain, response, storm, Texas, Tim Gould, Timothy West, tropical storm, TX
Typhoon Koppu (Lando) made landfall in the Philippines over the weekend, slowly crossing the main island of Luzon, dumping as much as three feet of rain on some portions of the island. Now a tropical storm, the system is still affecting the northern portion of the island, where rain continues to fall. The rain has already triggered massive flooding and mudslides in localities across the island. As of Tuesday morning, more than 65,000 people have been displaced by the storm. Continue reading
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Tagged aid, Church of God Ministries, Disaster Relief, DRC, Eddie Viray, flooding, humanitarian, hurricane, Koppu, Lando, Philippines, rain, storm, tropical storm, Typhoon