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 approximately 4,000 hot meals a day in partnership with Mercy Chefs; in the past week we have brought in about $650,000 worth of product and supplies to distribute including 10,000 pillows which helped first responders and residents. Because the power is still out in many areas of Rockport, HEB has delivered a refrigerated truck to store meat and product for meal preparation.
We connected with Chambers County and are working with them to send volunteers and supplies to help this area, which has received little to no help thus far
We have been offered the use of a high capacity mobile kitchen by Strike, which we are working to place quickly to serve underserved areas.
Truckloads of supplies have been delivered throughout the region to staging areas, then distributed to various churches for community access – things like hygiene supplies, cleaning supplies, pet food, gloves, non-perishable food, water, diapers, adult diapers, paper goods, etc..
Two new staging areas were established today, one in Oak Island for the Anahuac and surrounding area, and one in Dickinson to serve communities further south.
Beginning to distribute new mattresses that were donated by Kingsdown.
Lots of calls answered! Praying with people, making connections for help with cleaning out homes, etc.
“We are blessed to be representing Somebody Cares,” said SCA Field Rep Mark Roye, “but most of all our Lord Jesus Christ. It’s just a blessing to be doing what He would be doing if He were here: He’d be helping people.”
Special thanks to our vast network of local churches and ministry partners like: Mercury One, Mercy Chefs, The Lindell Foundation, Austin Disaster Relief Network, Hill Country Daily Bread, Daily Bread Ministries, Holy Smoke Barbeque, International Aid, all of our Somebody Cares chapters, CoreLuv, The Revolution, YWAM Houston, Ally Force, New York Christian Resource Center, iPray on Campus, Seniority Services, and many more that we will be adding to our list in the days to come!
Please continue to pray for all who have suffered loss during this time, as well as for volunteers, first responders, and our Somebody Cares team who are all working tirelessly. Please give generously to help us continue meeting the needs.
Thank you for caring!