Texas Conference Needs Help from Early Response Teams

Houston Flooding

High waters flooded neighborhoods around Houston. (Getty Image)

Responders will focus on mucking and gutting and on tarping in and around Houston

Recent floods across the state of Texas have caused significant damage to homes in two major areas: north and east of Houston, and south of Fort Worth.

Rev. Godfrey Hubert, the Texas Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, has requested Early Response Teams to come and help with mucking and gutting of homes. This work requires that some members, including the team leader, have ERT training. Hubert said teams of six to eight members would be ideal.

Hubert is also seeking a few individuals who can work a few days in Newton County, on the eastern Texas-Louisiana border. The work is to determine material quantities to repair affected homes. The job is best suited for people with construction and material purchasing experience.

People interested in serving in Newton County and possible ERTs for the Houston area can register directly with Hubert by email. There is also a sign-up form on the Texas Conference website.

Monetary donations are a much-needed immediate response; these can be sent through the North Texas Conference’s Disaster Relief Fund. The offering at Annual Conference 2024’s Opening Worship service will also benefit the Disaster Relief Fund, to support response efforts around flooding, wildfires, tornadoes and other natural disasters impacting the region.

For any questions, please call the North Texas Disaster Response Coordinator at any time: Rev. Jeremy Basset at 405-590-5738.

Published: Friday, May 17, 2024