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Hurricane Harvey

Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall northeast of Corpus Christi, TX last week  as a Category 4 hurricane. It then moved offshore before making landfall again just north of Corpus Christi at Copano Bay, this time as a Category 3 hurricane.

Houston, our country's fourth most-populated city, has been particularly hard hit. More than 50 inches of rain has fallen over parts of Houston, which is roughly equivalent to Houston's annual rainfall.

How do we respond?

WE PRAY

  • Pray for those being rescued and those awaiting rescue. Please pray for their safety.
  • Pray for those working tireless hours; that God will give them the strength they need to continue rescuing those in need.
  • Pray for those who are grieving losses of homes, loved ones and injuries. Pray that they would turn to God for comfort and be strengthened by his love. 
  • Pray for what is to come; for peace and rest for those who have lost businesses, homes, and loved ones. Please pray that provision comes swiftly and abundantly.  
  • Pray that despite this tragedy, that the Lord would be glorified. Give thanks for the many stories already coming out of heroism, compassion, and love.

 

WE GIVE

Mission to North America (MNA) is our denomination's mission organization in the United States. They have set up an emergency relief fund as well as a list of equipment and supplies that are needed. MNA has begun sending mobile bunkhouses, shower trailers and other equipment, pre-positioning these assets as close to the area of impact as possible. This will help expedite setting up volunteer staging areas as soon as safe access is permitted. MNA is working with PCA leaders in the affected areas to determine the best strategic host sites. To find out more, click here and you will be directed to their website.

Grace Presbyterian Church will also be collecting funds and sending them to MNA. You can give online by clicking on the button below and choosing "Harvey" as your designated fund. If you would like to give with a check, please write “Hurricane Harvey Response” on your check’s memo line. You can also text (631) 405-4483 with the amount you’d like to give, next to the word “Harvey” (Ex. $100 Harvey).