Helvis C. Moody Appointed as Hurricane Harvey Relief Liaison
September 12, 2017 » Helvis C. Moody, Southwestern Union Young Adult/Youth Director and Prayer Ministries Coordinator, has been appointed as the Southwestern Union’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Liaison to assist in the coordination of volunteers with the ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of the record-breaking storm.
“We are so thankful for the volunteers from across the Southwestern Union territory, as well as across the United States, who have asked ‘What can we do to help?’ We know that tens of thousands of lives have been changed forever even as the scope of damage to homes and structures is still being assessed. Hundreds of our members, churches, and schools have spent time collecting food, water, and clothing donations and transporting them to our area distribution centers where we have been able to provide for the immediate needs of people who had nowhere to turn. Many have donated time and hard work in tearing out flood-damaged drywall, sorting and salvaging furniture and equipment, and removing debris and disinfecting as needed. These volunteer efforts will be needed for some time to come in order to assist the people of Southeast Texas. The Southwestern Union is working in concert with the Southwest Region Conference, the Texas Conference, the North American Division, and the Adventist Community Services and Young Adult/Youth departments of these entities in order to coordinate our efforts both efficiently and with volunteer safety in mind,” said Moody upon his appointment as liaison.
As liaison, Moody and his office will act as a point of first contact, guiding and assisting the coordination of volunteer efforts of those entities and individuals from outside of the Southwestern Union territory who wish to volunteer; will maintain a database of projects and needs; and will provide ongoing updates regarding efforts.
Those entities and individuals wishing to volunteer who are within the Union’s five conferences (Arkansas-Louisiana, Oklahoma, Southwest Region, Texas, and Texico), may contact their conference’s Adventist Community Services departments and/or Young Adult and Youth departments to join the ongoing efforts within those conferences, or they may contact Elder Moody’s office for assistance.
For more information, contact Helvis C. Moody at 817.295.0476, or firstname.lastname@example.org