Working After Floods in Texas

May 23, 2024 • United States

Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are helping in Jesus’ Name in Texas after devastating flooding. More volunteers are needed to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus for hurting homeowners.

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Southeast Texas saw widespread, catastrophic flooding in early May when back-to-back storms drenched eight counties in the north Houston area. Some areas received a year’s worth of rain within two weeks. Thousands of homeowners were forced to flee their homes for shelters, leaving all their belongings to be swept away by the floodwaters.

Samaritan’s Purse is on the ground in the Lone Star State helping hurting homeowners in Jesus’ Name. Volunteers began work May 10, removing debris and spoiled drywall, mucking out flooded homes, and tarping damaged roofs. We have partnered with the First Methodist Church in Livingston, Texas, to aid our efforts.

Samaritan's Purse volunteers are hard at work in Texas, helping homeowners recover after ruinous flooding.

Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are hard at work in Texas, helping homeowners recover after ruinous flooding.

“It’s disheartening to see the destruction, but it’s also a joy to be a part of their recovery,” Maria Baker said, a Samaritan’s Purse volunteer. “There is such joy in knowing that you are serving Jesus.”

We praise God that 15 people have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior so far in Texas. As more torrential rain is expected in the coming days, remain in prayer for the communities and families impacted. Pray for our team of volunteers as they work in Jesus’ Name.

As our relief efforts continue, please prayerfully consider volunteering in southeast Texas, or at one of our various responses across the country. To learn more visit

This story originally published May 16 and has been updated as of May 23.

U.S. Disaster Relief Samaritan's Purse mobilizes and equips thousands of disaster relief volunteers to provide emergency aid to U.S. victims of wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. In the aftermath of major storms, we often stay behind to rebuild houses for people with nowhere else to turn for help.

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