Hope after Harvey

Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Coast on August 26 with more than 130 mph-winds and water that barrelled down on homes from Corpus Christi to the Greater Houston area. 

Left in the aftermath are families trying to piece together their lives after seeing their homes damaged or wiped out from the devastation. 

As believers, we stand ready to spread God's love in this time, realizing that only He can bring hope when the situation would otherwise seem hopeless. 

Please pray about what you can do to help relieve the pain that comes from loss. If you would like to donate your time, money or effort, we encourage you to participate by contributing to the opportunities listed below. 


Veterans Memorial High School

3750 Cimarron Blvd.

The high school will be collecting items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Friday. At 3 p.m. each day, a crew of teachers, coaches and parents takes the items to Rockport. Here's what they need:
  • Mosquito spray

  • Heavy duty trash bags

  • Batteries

  • Flashlights

  • Toilet paper

  • Water

Fellowship of Oso Creek

7402 Yorktown Blvd. 

The church will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3. Participants must bring a driver's license or state/government-issued photo I.D. and are encouraged to eat breakfast before donating. Donations will be before and after services at 9:16 and 11:01 a.m.
For more information, visit http://osocreek.org 

Church Unlimited 

7451 Bay Area Drive.

The church has been designated as a donation station. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Here's what they need:

  • Toiletries are a priority

  • Non-perishable food

  • Water

  • Heavy duty trash bags

  • Gallon-sized freezer bags

  • Paper towels

  • Toilet paper



The church will collect donations before services at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3. Here's what they need: 
  • Diapers sizes 3,4,5

  • Wipes

  • Formula (Similac Orange and Blue Lid)

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Non-perishable foods

  • Water

  • Sunblock

  • Tarps

  • Pet food

  • First aid kits

  • Flashlights

  • Batteries


Samaritan's Purse

Samaritan's Purse mobilizes staff and equipment and enlists thousands of volunteers to provide emergency aid to victims of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, wildfires and other naturals disasters in the United States. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the organization, visited and worked to bring relief to Rockport on Aug. 31 with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Vice President Mike Pence. 

The organization is taking day volunteers and teams of overnight volunteers to help in Victoria, Rockport and Portland, Texas. Volunteers must be 14 years or older.

Current sites for day volunteers:

Faith Family Church, 202 E Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, TX 77904 Phone: 361-484-5437

First Baptist Church, 1305 Wildcat Drive, Portland, TX 78374 Phone: 361-445-2645

For more information, visit https://spvolunteernetwork.samaritanspurse.org/hurricane-harvey-reponse