Harvey Relief

Harvey Relief

Our church wants to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. This will be a work that takes weeks, months, and possibly years. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the North Texas Annual Conference have asked churches like ours to help in three ways:


UMCOR has people on the ground working directly with the conferences and local churches in the affected areas. Every cent you donate to disaster relief goes to relief, not overhead. Donate online here, or you can mail a check to:

Advance GCFA
PO Box 9068 GPO
New York, NY 10087-9068

* please put #901670 in the memo line so it is directed to disaster relief.


In order to help meet the specific needs of people returning to their homes in the area, we are asking for relief kits. You can donate a full bucket (approximately $65 value), or donate any of the items on the following list (you can also purchase items from our Amazon list and they’ll be shipped to the church):

5-gallon bucket with resealable lid
Liquid laundry detergent

   One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only
Liquid household cleaner
   12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water
No spray cleaners
Dish soap
   16‐28 oz. bottle any brand
1 can air freshener
   Aerosol or pump
1 insect repellant spray
   6‐14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
1 scrub brush
   Plastic or wooden handle
18 cleaning wipes
   Handi Wipes or reusable wipes
No terry cleaning towels
Remove from packaging
7 sponges
   No cellulose sponges due to mold issues
Remove from wrapper
5 scouring pads
   Remove from wrapper
No stainless steel, Brillo pads, or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)
50 clothespins
   One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines
Cotton or plastic
24-roll heavy-duty trash bags
   33‐ to 45-gallon sizes
Remove from the box
5 dust masks
2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves
   Should be durable enough for multiple uses
Remove from packaging
1 pair work gloves
   Cotton with leather palm or all leather

Watch how to pack a bucket here. Please drop off all buckets or items to the church by Friday, September 8th.


Right now UMCOR and the affected area conferences are asking for outside relief teams not to come down. In the coming weeks and months, invitations will be sent out for teams to come and help with cleanup and rebuilding. We will have updates on where and when our church will go, and how you can sign up.


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