Heartfelt Gratitude

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Wow, wow, wow! You were so very generous. We are deeply thankful for your help. Thank for your prayers too. I believe it has really helped us to keep positive.

I can’t believe you would invest in me.

Thank you for the Harvey help! Thank you so much for supporting us during this weird time! It is so wonderful to know that we have people like you watching our backs. It is a caring community that makes the difference between a difficult time and a disaster.

Thank you so much for this gift. I feel guilty accepting it because I know there is massive need out there. I am grateful for the help—it is indeed healing—and I am grateful that I can share some of it with a family I know that is hurting. 

harvey response

The TX-LA Synod has made the decision that taking care of our leaders is our number one job. To date, we have received about $250,000 from people across the country who want to support our recovery. About one-third of this money is going directly to support leaders of congregations who have been personally impacted. Another one-third will be made available to congregations that qualify, for a grant process. (These congregations have been notified that they can apply for funding by December 31, 2017 with awards being given in early January.) The remaining third is being split between staffing Ele Clay, who will coordinate volunteer teams from around the country, as they come to help with recovery, as well as care and support for others recovering from Harvey. The needs are huge and our church is engaged in this important recovery.

We are aware of five congregations that were significantly flooded, and of course, many, many more that are serving people whose homes have flooded. This is an important time and your partnership is making a difference.  We want to say a big thank you on behalf of those whose lives are blessed by your gifts.