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Posts for September 2017

Relief Efforts Expand as the Need Grows! September 26, 2017 Update

  Like many of you, our hearts are breaking over reports from this past week coming out of Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Even as we continue long-term hurricane recovery throughout the Gulf Coast of Texas, we are also mobilizing assistance to these areas as well as various locations throughout Florida. Mexico City […]

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Irma-Harvey Update from September 14, 2017

Hurricane Irma Relief Like many, we rejoice that Hurricane Irma did not inflict the level of devastation on Florida that was predicted. But Irma did storm ashore as a Category 3 storm and caused coastal flooding, widespread power outages, and wind damage even into the Carolinas. Somebody Cares is responding through our chapters in Tampa Bay and St. […]

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God’s Planned Reset

By Dr. Doug Stringer & Dr. Jodie Chiricosta August 21, 2017 When we forget our computer password for some indispensable app, or we think our information has been compromised, we can ask for a reset. After a series of questions, sometimes an image verification, and maybe updating various contact information–we enter a new password and […]

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Harvey Update from September 7-8, 2017: Neighbor Helping Neighbor

“It really is neighbor helping neighbor,” says Doug Stringer. “It’s not about institutions or organizations. It’s about relationship, first with God then with one another.” When the pastor of a church that had flooded in Katy, Texas, called to tell us about his needs, we were able to direct him to New Life Church in Houston, who […]

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Harvey Update from September 5: Moving Mountains of Obstacles!

“All I could see was a mountain of debris. But when I saw your team of volunteers, I suddenly saw piles of debris to be carried away.” From a grateful homeowner in the Rockport area, near Corpus Christi.  All across the Gulf, aid continues to pour in, bringing hope through material assistance and manpower. Rockport: Serving […]

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Harvey Update for September 2&3, 2017: Blanketing the city with pillows of hope!

“Today I drove well over 200 miles to get to various locations to serve our city,” wrote Lisa Stringer on Saturday, September 2. “It is now past 7:30 PM and Doug is still out serving and has accumulated his own share of miles.” The Stringers started the day at Houston’s New Life Church, where they met an 18-wheeler filled […]

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Harvey Update from September 1, 2017: Aid pours in as floodwaters recede

Relief and response efforts have kicked into high gear as waters begin to recede in more areas.  Even still, there are regions where water is rising and people are still be rescued by first responders. The situation for millions is dire. Store shelves in many areas are bare because trucks have not been able to get in […]

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Harvey Update from Thursday, August 31, 2017

After Tuesday night’s deluge of Southeast Texas, an untold number of people in Beaumont, Port Arthur, and other communities in Southeast Texas are still being rescued from flooded homes. With the pumps failing, the water supply in Beaumont has been turned off, making sanitary water a big need in that area. All patients in the […]

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