Disaster Relief

"I will be with you when you pass through the waters, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you.” Isaiah 43:2, CSV



Cuando pases por las aguas, yo estaré contigo; cuando cruces los ríos, no te ahogarán.” Isaías 43:2, RVC 
 

 

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, dozens of Mobberly volunteers have donated supplies and their time to help those affected in South Texas. We are grateful to so many who responded to the immediate needs of those hurting, whether through search and rescue, by collecting supplies or by fervently praying. Mobberly plans to continue meeting the needs of people by partnering with churches in affected areas to identify their specific needs. We encourage our members to meet needs where they see them, but to please take some things into consideration:
 

Is the need still there?

With each passing day, the direct needs of those in effected areas continues to change from relief efforts to recovery/rebuilding efforts. This recovery process will not be a few days or a few weeks, the recovery will last several months. For this reason, flexibility is key. Mobberly is in contact with several churches in Houston, Friendswood, Katy, Port Neches, Beaumont, Mont Belvue, Mauriceville and Lumberton, and are basing our response on those local needs.

Does Mobberly still need donations?

Due to the incredible generosity of both the Northeast Texas area and the nation as a whole, we are requesting financial donations over supplies. You can give through Mobberly and designate your gift to “disaster relief”. These funds allow Mobberly to send support to churches and partnering agencies such as Southern Baptist Convention’s disaster relief organization SEND, Samaritan's Purse, Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief and Southern Baptists of Texas Convention disaster relief ministry.

Am I qualified to meet the need?

Many needs at the current time are very skilled specific. However, this does not mean you cannot help in someway. As the relief work continues, the needs will change and the demand will move to more long-term disaster relief. Less skill-specific needs will arise and volunteers will be needed. Mobberly recommends connecting with Samaritan's Purse to find the best way that you can offer assistance to those affected and to seek out any training that might be required.

If you don't know, don't go.

Take the time to gather up-to-date information from Mobberly or relief agencies (see a list of who we recommend on the right). Be flexible so that way you can serve in the best way possible.

What about Hurricane Irma?

Mobberly is equally concerned about those affected by Hurricane Irma in the Carribean and Florida region as those affected by Hurricane Harvey in South Texas and Louisiana. Anyone who wants to donate to Irma specifically can give directly through Mobberly and designate their contribution to Hurricane Irma. Mobberly will ensure that those monies are directed to Samaritan's Purse and SBC's SEND organization, which are helping with both Harvey and Irma disaster areas.

Pray

Mobberly believes that God is with us in the storm, and that we should bring all things to him through prayer. We continue to pray for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and for all the volunteers and government workers who have worked and continue to work to rebuild and restore. We pray for patience, provision and protection, and that the gospel would be main known to all through this tragedy.

Here are FIVE main groups through which you can donate and serve the South Texas community during relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey.



Mobberly
You can give financially directly through Mobberly.

Mobberly will also be sending out teams to help as specific needs of partner churches are made known.

Samaritan's Purse
Samaritan's Purse is a faith-based relief agency that organizes volunteers to send to the disaster areas. Their organization provides overnight or day-trips and their website outlines team sizes, age requirements and other information you will need. 

SBC's SEND
The Southern Baptist Convention's disaster relief organizations, SEND, is sending any funds raised directly to the affected areas. The monies will buy supplies to empower volunteers to help with clean-up and rebuilding efforts.

SBTC Disaster Relief
The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention disaster relief ministry outlines three key points to help with disaster relief: pray, give and go. Their website outlines prayer needs, how you can donate specific supplies or financially and how you can join a team to volunteer. The organization requires volunteers to be trained before being deployed to help. You can find out how to be trained on their website. 

Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief
Texas Baptist Men use "Yellow Cap" trained volunteers during disaster relief situations. You can find the next training session by visiting their webpage and going to the calendar.

 


 


 

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Updated at 5:20 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11

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