Relief activities are being coordinated by the WELS South Central District and WELS Christian Aid and Relief.
District President and Pastor Don Patterson and District Relief Coordinator and Pastor Daron Lindemann are serving as key contacts in the relief effort.
HELP IS NEEDED IN 3 WAYS:
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
You can drop-off new or used supplies, or order supplies online to be delivered to the churches below:
Cross and Crown Lutheran Church
3800 Shell Road
Georgetown, TX 78628
Please have all supplies delivered or dropped off by September 8, 2017. Mark all shipments or donations with "Houston Supplies."
Holy Word Lutheran Church
10601 Bluff Bend Dr.
Austin, TX 78753
Critical supplies needed include: water bottles or jugs, tarps, generators, chain saws with extra chains, no-cook food items, large coolers
Drop off supplies Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM or 1:30 - 4:30 PM, or to either Holy Word campus on Sunday. Please have all supplies delivered or dropped off by September 10, 2017.
Serve on a relief team to Edna/Victoria or Houston. Sign up below.
Volunteers are being gathered for possible relief efforts in the Houston area, but the exact timing and scope are to be determined. You may, however, submit your name and availability for Houston relief volunteering by clicking the button below.
Volunteers are needed for a Phase 1 relief trip to Edna/Victoria Thursday, August 31 - Sunday, September 3, as well as future relief trips. If you are interested in the upcoming trip, or any future planned trips, please click the button below to complete the form.
NOTE: If you'd like to volunteer for both locations, please complete both forms.
IMMEDIATE HELP NEEDED
Our most critical need right now is two men and their trucks. We need a big truck (Ford F250 or similar) to haul an 18-foot, double axle trailer from Austin to Edna on Thursday, August 31. We also need a regular truck to haul a smaller trailer.
We may need more. To help meet this need, please contact pastor Daron Lindemann.
WELS CHRISTIAN AID & RELIEF
WELS, our national church body, supports national and international disaster relief efforts and uses humanitarian projects in world mission fields to build bridges to the gospel through Christian Aid and Relief.
Click the button below, then select "Hurricane Disaster Relief" from the designation drop-down to give to this fund.
LOCAL TEXAS FUNDING
Holy Word Lutheran Church has set up a hurricane relief fund to benefit the relief efforts associated with Hurricane Harvey.
Click the button below or text HOLYWORD to 77977 for easy online donations, and select "Hurricane Harvey Relief" as your Giving Type.
Encouraging Words from Our South Central District Leaders:
We, the churches of the WELS South Central District, believe that a storm is not our lord, and a storm is not creating success or failure of our churches and ministry. That responsibility belongs to our true Lord and Savior Jesus. He is our success and our salvation, even through the storm!
Now by his grace, he has called us not only to endure the troubles of this world, but to engage in the troubles with the gifts he has given. When we do, we grow. And so does the world. Closer to him.
Atonement Lutheran Church
Meets Every Sunday
Worship: 8:00 + 10:30 AM
Bible Class + Sunday School: 9:15 AM
All are welcome!
4412 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024
M-F: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sundays: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM