Humanitarian Assistance Needed on the U.S./Mexico Border (Update)

Date Posted: 8/23/2014

U.S. Immigration Emergency Response from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

Currently, churches and individuals within the TAC who want to help can do so as follows:
  1. Hold a prayer meeting and pray for these children, their families,  peace in the countries from which they are fleeing, and wisdom for government officials;
 
  1. Funds can be contributed to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response, Advance #901670 and marked “Immigration Crisis” to help with the needs of these children;
 
  1. TACCOR is currently collecting gift cards, only. Denominations of these cards could be from $5 to $100
  1. These will be for stores in the immediate areas of concern, specifically Wal-mart, Target and HEB.
  2. They may also be general purpose bank cards (e.g. Visa, MC and Amex).
  3. A third option would include nationally recognized fast-food restaurants.
 
Donations should be delivered to one of the following locations prior to Aug. 29 – Please do not take or send deliveries to the border yourself.  (Call ahead to arrange a drop off time.)
 
Houston, Fairhaven UMC, (713) 468-3276, 1330 Gessner Rd., Houston, TX 77055
Email pthomas351@aol.com  website www.fairhavenumc.org Contact: Rev. Paul Thomasson
 
Porter, Friendship UMC, (281) 354-2326, 152 Ford Road, Porter, TX 77365
Email friendshipum@embarqmail.com  website http://www.friendshipumcporter.org
Contact: Rev. Clay Whitaker
 
Sugar Land, Christ UMC, (281) 980-6888, 3300 Austin Pkwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479-2714
Email renee@cumcsl.org website http://www.cumcsl.org Contact: Rene Teel
 
Tyler, Marvin UMC, (903) 592-7396, 300 W Erwin St. Tyler, TX 75702-7131
Email kbradford@marvinumc.com  website http://www.marvinumc.com
 
Palestine, First UMC, (903) 729-6205, 422 S Magnolia St, Palestine, TX 75801-3532
Email firstunitedpal@embarqmail.com  website http://www.fumcpalestine.org
 
Pasadena, First UMC, (281) 487-8787, 1062 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77504-2904
Email emilyaeverett@gmail.com  website www.firstumcpasadena.org Contact: Rev. Emily Everett
 
Huntsville, Wesley Memorial UMC, (936) 295-7459, 700 Highway 30 E, Huntsville, TX 77320-5449 Email cherylsmith@wesleyhuntsville.org Contact: Rev Cheryl Smith

Spring, Faith UMC, (281) 367-7776, 2403 Rayford Rd, Spring TX 77386, Email lbwhite@bu.edu website http://www.faithumcspring.org Contact: Rev. Lisa Beth White

Beaumont, Wesley UMC, (409) 892-7733, 3810 N Major Dr. Beaumont, TX 77713-8511        Email bwest@wesleyumc.com website http://wesleyumc.com Contact: Benjamin West