Hurricane Harvey Response Updates: Still Going Strong Across Texas

November 8, 2017 • United States

Explore photos, videos, and opportunities to get involved as our volunteers continue helping Houston homeowners dig out. Please continue praying for victims of the storm.

Hurricane Relief

UPDATE: Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are working in multiple locations across flooded Texas, and our disaster relief teams have received more than 4,900 homeowner requests for help. More than 10,150 volunteers have joined our relief efforts, and 523 people have made decisions to follow Jesus Christ (as of Nov. 8).

Volunteers in Texas

We have finished our work from our Santa Fe, Houston, and Victoria bases. In mid-November, we will begin rebuild projects in Pearland and Rockport. Our volunteers will be called on to do both restoration work and new construction. We will continue to serve homeowners in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for years to come. Please pray as our staff and volunteers help homeowners in Jesus’ Name.

“The flooding was just horrendous in southeast Texas,” said Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham. “People have lost their homes, and some have lost everything. We want to go and we want to be there in their time of need, helping them in the Name of Jesus Christ put their lives back together again.”

When Hurricane Harvey made landfall Aug. 25, it was the largest storm to strike the United States in over a decade. Ever ready to respond, Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief Units were rolling toward coastal Texas the same day the Category 4 storm came ashore. Over the next several days, Harvey, then a tropical storm, dropped unprecedented amounts of rain in Houston and surrounding areas.

Cedar Bayou, about 30 miles east of downtown, received a total of 51.88 inches of rain, a record-breaking total for the continental United States. The resulting floodwaters were overwhelming.

Our staff and volunteers are clearing trees from homes and yards, tarping roofs, and performing mud-outs.

Most important, they demonstrate the love of God and share the hope of Christ with flood-weary homeowners.

Please join us in praying for the people of Texas and for our volunteer teams as they help communities devastated by catastrophic flooding.

Pray that God would provide an army of willing Christian men and women for the enormous work ahead. Please also pray that many Texans would place their hope and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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