HOPEww Houston Chapter Volunteers Respond To Flooding Featured

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 14:08

Houston flooding 2016Historic flooding in the Houston area has killed seven people and caused more than 1,200 high-water rescues since it began on Monday. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has since declared a state of emergency in nine counties.

HOPE worldwide Houston Chapter Director Matthew Bridges is organizing volunteers to respond to the disaster. The Chapter, trained in disaster response by the American Red Cross a few years ago, is currently serving displaced neighbors at local shelters. Volunteers will also be involved with clean-up efforts in the coming weeks.

So far, the members of our local church, the Greater Houston Church of Christ, are all accounted for. Homes have been flooded and some people have had to be rescued by boat. Please keep Houston in your prayers as the flooding is expected to continue.

An estimated 240 billion gallons of rain have fallen in the Houston area in the past few days resulting in about $5 billion of property damage. Authorities are calling this the most significant flooding since Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.

HOPE worldwide is continuing to monitor the situation to determine long-term needs. For more information about how you can help, please contact Matthew Bridges at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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