Somebody Cares helps foster mom in Texas, sends team to Puerto Rico
Somebody Cares chapter helps foster mom, children stay together
At 73 years old, Mrs. E. never imagined her first boat ride would happen as she and her three foster children were being rescued from floodwaters. But it turned out to be providential, as they were taken to First Baptist Church of Kirbyville, our affiliate church for Somebody Cares Jasper-Newton Counties in Southeast Texas.
First Baptist had opened up a shelter for those in the community who were displaced by Hurricane Harvey. They welcomed Mrs. E.’s little family by providing food, shelter, and other immediate needs. She later moved in with her niece, where she will stay while her home is being gutted and re-built. But her greatest concern has been for her foster children.
“She has fostered up to 30 children over the years and has adopted five,” explained Beverly Burchett from First Baptist of Kirbyville, who oversees SC Jasper-Newton with her husband, Pastor Charles Burchett. “She has three children at the present time, and, by law, they each have to have their own bed.”
With the help of SCA, the Jasper-Newton chapter was able to provide new beds and bedding for each child along with a chest of drawers for their clothing. Volunteers from First Baptist helped with the assembly.
“Mrs. E. lost everything,” continued Beverly, “and she was so grateful to get these beds.” But most of all, she is thankful that her foster children will not be uprooted and displaced once again.
Thank you for your partnership that has enabled us to meet needs of families like this all across the Texas Gulf Coast, as well as in Florida, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Carribbean. Your gift today will help this good work continue!
Opportunity to help with urgent need in
Please pray for our team of four who are en route to Puerto Rico to help partner churches there get aid to rural and remote locations. We also have the opportunity to purchase a 26′ box truck for $40,000! Please give today so we can empower these churches to be a tangible expression of Jesus by picking up and delivering desperately needed resources. The truck is already in Puerto Rico so it will be available immediately. Thank you for caring!