Hurricane Harvey: How We Can Help
August 29, 2017 » The Southwestern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is working in collaboration with the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, Adventist Community Services, Southwestern Adventist University and others to assist the needs of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Many have been asking how they can assist with relief efforts. Because the situation is ongoing and dangerous, Adventist response teams outside of Houston remain on standby waiting for authorization to enter. At this time many areas are only accessible by boat. We will share more information and updates regarding churches and schools as it becomes available. Join us in praying for safety, comfort, and peace for those affected. You can help those affected in a variety of ways that include:
Monetary Donations: Monetary donations can be made to
Donated Goods: Monitor the City of Houston (https://twitter.com/HoustonTX) and Houston Emergency Management (https://twitter.com/HoustonOEM) Twitter feeds for the latest updates regarding the need for donated goods.
Volunteer: Many shelters housing displaced individuals have been set up outside of Houston. Volunteers and donated goods are also needed at these shelters. Contact those shelters first to determine what items are needed before delivering your donations.
Give Blood: Blood banks are concerned about their supplies due to the cancellation of many planned donations in the affected area. Consider giving the gift of blood by visiting www.CarterBloodCare.org and finding a donation site near you.
Make an Offering: On Saturday, September 9, a special offering across the North American Division has been designated for Hurricane Harvey Relief. Please mark any additional contributions “ACS Hurricane Relief” on your offering.