Commission on Disaster Response

Diocesan Response to Hurricane Harvey: 

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


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

Latest News

Community Connections Event
Trinity by the Sea, Port Aransas
Saturday, May 19
The second Community Connections Event in the Coastal Bend for Hurricane Harvey recovery will be held on Saturday, May 19, at Trinity by the Sea, Port Aransas. This event will bring together local resources for those in the community of Port Aransas affected by Hurricane Harvey who are still trying to put their lives back together. Volunteers are needed from other areas to help with logistics, hospitality, serving as a listener / prayer minister, promotions, entertainment, and serving as vendor / presenter liaisons. Members of Trinity by the Sea are encouraged to participate in the event as members of the community. If you would like to help on May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., contact Gayle Gottlich at 361-563-1452 or


"Harvey Recovery: Homes for Displaced Marlins"
January/February 2018 issue of The Church News, by Laura Shaver

"Harvey Recovery: An Update"
January/February 2018 issue of The Church News, by Jennifer Wickham

Read online here (see pages 12-13).


Jennifer Wickham, Bishop's Deputy for Disaster Recovery,
September 18, 2017

Bishop David Reed has called Jennifer Wickham to serve as Bishop’s Deputy for Disaster Recovery, beginning immediately and continuing at least through the end of the year. As the on-going response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastation shifts from emergency assistance to long-term rebuilding, Wickham will oversee and coordinate the recovery efforts of the diocese in the affected areas. Read more.


How to help:

Monetary Donations: Monetary donations and gift cards 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

Volunteering: Volunteers are needed in the areas of Refugio, Rockport, Victoria, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Corpus Christi, Port Lavaca, and elsewhere. Some housing assistance may be available. Coordinate all volunteer teams and trips with Jennifer Wickham,
See volunteer information here.

Material Donations: Material donations are no longer being accepted. If you would like more information about how you can help, contact Jennifer Wickham,


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



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


Disaster Preparedness and Response Commission Contact Information:

Jennifer Wickham, Bishop's Deputy for Disaster Recovery,

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