Commission on Disaster Response

Diocesan Response to Hurricane Harvey: 

To make a financial donation to diocesan relief efforts, click the green donate button below:

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Merciful Father, who has taught us in your holy Word that you do not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men:  Look with pity upon the sorrows of your servants for whom our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy, nourish their souls with patience, comfort them with a sense of your goodness, lift up your countenance upon them, and give them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
- Book of Common Prayer

 

Volunteering post Hurricane Harvey

On-site volunteer opportunities are available in our coastal communities of Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, Port Lavaca, Refugio, Rockport, and Victoria, and possibly others. See our volunteer information page for forms that need to be completed before and after volunteering.

Please organize ALL volunteer trips and efforts through Traci Maxwell, volunteer coordinator, DWTXDisasterRecovery@gmail.com.

 

How to help:

Donations: Monetary donations are the best way to contribute to the needs of the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. When there are specific items needed, we will communicate those needs through the clergy of the diocese, so that we can all respond at an appropriate level and timely manner to the specified need.You can donate through the link above and always return to this page at www.dwtx.org/disaster-response. Requests must be made through the local church offices and should be directed to Kaitlin Rogers at the Bishop Jones Center, kaitlin.reed@dwtx.org, 888/210-824-5387.

Volunteering: All the coastal communities are in need of volunteers. Coordinate all volunteer teams and trips with Traci Maxwell, volunteer coordinator, DWTXDisasterRecovery@gmail.com.
See volunteer information here.

Lodging: If you have lodging to offer our DWTX neighbors who have evacuated from the Gulf Coast, contact Kaitlin Reed Rogers (kaitlin.reed@dwtx.org; 210-621-5445) with your name, physical address, phone number, email address, the number of people you can house, whether pets are allowed, and the duration of time the lodging is available. Please note that this need may be long-term, as many people have lost their homes.

If you need shelter, contact Kaitlin as well with your name, number of people seeking shelter, number and kind of pets you want to bring with you, and your phone number and email address. Kaitlin will be matching offers to needs as she receives them.

 

Property reports

Mustang Island Conference Center - August 29, 2017

Properties in the DWTX post Hurricane Harvey (not specific) August 31, 2017

Letters from the diocesan office

Read a letter from the bishops, sent Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 7:50 p.m.

Regarding insurance claims, sent Tuesday, August 29

 

Links

Episcopal Relief and Development, donate etc.

  • Post-Disaster Ministry Resources
    Ministering to Children After a Disaster – Grades K-5
    Ministering to Youth After a Disaster – Grades 6-8
    Ministering to Teens After a Disaster – Grades 9-12
    Ministering to Adults After a Disaster

Episcopal Diocese of Texas Hurricane Harvey Resources

 

Commission on Disaster Response Contact Information:

Jennifer Wickham, Bishop's Deputy for Disaster Response, 210-548-6996, jstwickham@gmail.com

The Rev. Nancy Springer, Diocesan Disaster Response Chair: 210-382-1195 (cell) or nspringer@staec.org

Bishop Jones Center (Episcopal DWTX): 888/210-824-5387; fax: 210-822-8779

Kaitlin Reed Rogers: kaitlin.reed@dwtx.org