I am sure many of you have been thinking about another coastal city this week. Houston has been on your hearts, in your minds and a subject in your prayers. I have been reminded several times that at this stage in a disaster it is better to send money than volunteers or things. (As time goes on, needs change.)
I encourage you to do a little research before you give. Salvation Army had the best track record during Katrina. Samaritan’s Purse has been very active in disaster relief around the world. Both are good at what they do.
And if you want to support people on the ground, I found the following information from two churches I know pretty well in Houston:
1st Pres Houston put together a Harvey Response Guide – note the “where to donate” section in the second column.
Grace Pres Houston has a video on their web-site (happens to feature my colleague and fellow Austin Seminary alumn Trey Little) about the Eagles Wings Foundation, with whom we could explore partnership.
Last thing: I love this quote:
“You’ll only know as much of God, and only as much of God, as you are willing to put into practice.” Eric Liddell
Thanks again for serving the Lord by loving people!