As residents along the Texas Gulf Coast deal with the ongoing impact of Hurricane Harvey, SBTC churches and disaster relief units are deployed to assist. Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic damage and record level flooding to homes and churches. Damage is wide-spread, we have responded to numerous areas and we will continue to respond for weeks and months to come. The early days following Harvey were focused on rescue; the weeks following were focused on recovery; now our efforts are focused on rebuilding.
- PRAY — pray for those who were affected by Harvey.
- PRAY — pray for church groups that are working in rebuild
- GIVE — Give financially to help purchase rebuild supplies
Is your church or pastor's home in need of rebuilding? Complete our Hurricane Recovery Texas Rebuild Request application >>
Basic instructions on mudding out a flooded home — watch mud-out video (5:20) >>
Pray specifically. Prayer is not insignificant — you don't have to leave your living room to be a prayer warrior! Join believers all across Texas and our nation as we cry out to the Lord for those affected by Harvey. Pray now for specific prayer requests >>
We have shut down the financial donation link, but please give materials and supplies if you are able.
Give materially. With an estimated 270,000 homes damaged by Harvey and about 250 SBTC churches that need assistance, the need for rebuild supplies is enormous. If you or your church can collect supplies, then please view this detailed list of needed rebuild supplies >>
Would you like to be trained as an SBTC Disaster Relief volunteer? Only volunteers who are Southern Baptist and trained with a completed background check are able to deploy with our units and we ask for a seven (7) day commitment. View the training schedule now for important information regarding volunteer training.
Training for credentialed SBTC DR Volunteers >>
Don't have DR credentials, but would like to volunteer? Those who are not credentialed in Southern Baptist disaster relief, but would like to be involved can connect with Texas Relief.
View information for Texas Relief Volunteers >>
Interested in helping with the rebuild effort? Whether you are a skilled plumber/carpenter/electrician/etc. or just willing to work hard, then Texas Rebuild can use you. We would like to connect with church rebuild teams or individuals ready to serve.
View information for Texas Rebuild Teams & Volunteers >>
Other Information and Resources:
Other coverage and videos:
— Oklahoma DR Video: Basic home mud-out instructions after a flood
— Baptist Press, Sept 18: Best ways to give in times of crisis
— Baptist Press, Sept 11: Letter to pastors in the hurricane zones
— SBTC Audio, Sept 7: Harvey disaster relief update
— NAMB Resource: NAMB Church Resource: After a Disaster
— ABC KVUE Video, Sept 5: Austin News: Pflugerville, DR unit feeding Harvey victims
— NAMB Article, Sept 1: Trump meets with SBC's Ezell, other disaster relief leaders
— 1440 Radio, Sept 1: 1400 KEYS Corpus Christi radio Bob Jones interviewing Bill Bumpas
— SBTC Resource: What to do when your house floods
— GuideStone, Sept 1: Hurricane Harvey: Claims Update
— SBTC DR Video, Aug 31: Hurricane Harvey Update