IF YOU ARE IN AN AREA IMPACTED BY HARVEY AND NEED TO BE RESCUED, CALL 911.
IF YOU ARE IN THE CARROLLTON / DALLAS AREA AND NEED CARE ASSISTANCE, CALL 972-982-0588. Leave the requested information and someone will return your call. Please be patient as we experience an increase in demand.
Harvey has left a trail of destruction and despair for so many people living in south Texas and Louisiana. And, as hard as it is to believe, the worst is not over. We keep hearing reports of the weeks, months and years it will take the thousands upon thousands of affected families to recover. What do we do? How do we help?
As a faith community, we encourage you to engage in the following ways:
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. Psalm 145:18-19
Join us for a PRAYER SERVICE on Wednesday, September 6 to lift up those impacted by Harvey, the evacuees headed to our area in need of help and how we respond in love. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm. Service will be 7:00-8:00pm. Bring the whole family!
The need is great. Please make all financial donations via the Texas District LCMS HERE. Or you can donate by texting LCMSHARVEY to 41444.
IMPORTANT! Do not use the POP portal or write checks payable to POPLC to make donations to Harvey Disaster Relief. This will only slow down the process of getting money to the people who need it the most. Go DIRECTLY to the Texas District LCMS site HERE to make any donations to Harvey Disaster Relief.
From the Texas District website: As assessments are being made, and greatest needs are being determined, financial assistance will allow the district to resource people whose property has been damaged as well as provide supplies for future volunteers who will come to clean-up or even re-build homes, schools and churches.
Donate Needed Items:
As evacuees from the Texas Gulf Coast and beyond come to our area for help and relief, we are stocking our Food Pantry to meet an anticipated increase in demand. Please help us by donating these items:
Laundry Detergent and Softener
Health and Beauty Items
Want us to do the shopping for you? No problem! Monetary donations to the Food Pantry gratefully accepted. MAKE A DONATION TODAY!
Unopened items only. Please make sure the items haven’t passed the expiration date. Drop off items in the designated container in the Fellowship Center. We need donations of bags with handles and coupons, as well!
SPECIAL NOTE: When donating items to the impacted areas, PLEASE take time to make sure they are NEEDED items. Read this helpful BLOG.
Local Long-Term Response:
In anticipation of thousands of evacuees coming to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas and other local relief centers, join us for a three-week journey in the Word and with one another as we ask big questions around the recent crisis and our call to respond as the Church.
Where is God in the Midst of Crisis? Sunday, September 10 at 9:30am in the Fellowship Center
The Greater Crisis Sunday, September 17 at 9:30 & 11:00am in the Fellowship Center
How to Respond Sunday, September 24 at 9:30 & 11:00am in the Fellowship Center
If you feel led to volunteer immediately, the Red Cross is a well-established, safe way to engage in helping. The Red Cross has an application process (including a background check), so BE SURE TO APPLY BEFORE HEADING TO ANY DISASTER AREA!
Visit the Red Cross Volunteer site HERE for more information and to apply.
Short-Term Mission Trips:
Once the evacuation / rescue / recover teams are no longer needed, the water has recessed and authorities have determined it is safe for demolition and rebuild volunteers to come to the impacted areas, Prince of Peace will work in coordination with a church in one of the areas in need.
At this time, we don’t have any details. It could be weeks or months. Please be patient. We will keep you posted. If you have any questions, please contact our Missions Director, Sandi Grupe.
Need more information? Please direct all questions to Sandi Grupe, Missions Director.
The Texas District LCMS site: https://txlcms.org/how-can-i-help-hurricane-harvey/
When hurricane, flood disaster relief brings anything but relief: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/when-disaster-relief-brings-anything-but-relief/