Efforts among Grace Brethren churches to respond to needs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey moved forward today during a conference call led by Barb Wooler, director of crisis response for Encompass World Partners.
“The clean-up will be mammoth,” she told those on the call. “It will begin as soon as the water recedes.” She also noted that teams will be needed by mid-September. “We don’t want to go tomorrow, ” she stressed. “If we go now, we will be part of the problem.”
The efforts coordinated by Wooler will work in partnership with local churches in the Houston, Tex., area. Contacts have already been made, including one with a Hispanic congregation.
Several Grace Brethren congregations are already planning to send teams.
Wooler will also be traveling to the Houston area next week to assess the situation.
Gifts may be given through Encompass World Partners by clicking here. They also may be sent to Encompass World Partners, Box 3298, Monument, CO 80132-3290, write on the note line: Hurricane Harvey/7847.
Late Thursday afternoon, Wooler also updated the Encompass Crisis Response page with prayer requests and praise notes. See United in Vision: Hurricane Harvey Coalition.