Disaster Ministries Alert: Hurricane Harvey

Date Posted: 8/26/2017

Friends of the Texas Annual Conference,

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Friday night north of Corpus Christi. As Harvey continues its course, high winds and rain are expected contributing to potential flooding. Please pray for those affected.  

If you need assistance or learn of any storm-related damage, please forward that information to your local church or district office to be relayed to TAC Disaster Ministries. We are standing by to deploy resources as necessary.

FEMA: How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Harvey Updates from Storm Chasers

Please remind all of your churches to NOT collect unsolicited donations such as water, food, and clothing.  

The best ways to help at this point are:

  • Monetary donations can be made directly to UMCOR Domestic Disaster Response, Advance #901670, at umcor.org.
  • Churches and individuals can assemble cleaning kits (flood buckets) and deliver them to the Mission Center in Conroe beginning Monday.  A list of kit supplies can be found at http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies/Relief-Supply-Kits/Cleaning.
  • If churches receive monetary donations for disaster relief, please send these to the conference treasurer's office marked "Disaster Relief."  We will utilize the money accordingly.