Southland has been monitoring the needs in the Houston, TX area with Hurricane Harvey and would like to suggest two organizations that are providing support and relief for the people in the area.
Somebody Cares International is a network of relationships globally that are committed to prayer and compassion and connecting the Body of Christ. You can donate money in support of this relief effort and in the days and weeks to come; they may have opportunities for teams to travel to the devastated areas to volunteer.
Somebody Cares was established in Houston back in 1994. This collaboration of churches has done and continues to do remarkable work for the poor and marginalized. Somebody Cares has teams of people on the ground involved in relief work and assessing the needs for ongoing support after Hurricane Harvey.
To donate to Somebody Cares to for hurricane relief efforts click on their DONATE button in the upper right hand corner of their home page. Type “Hurricane Harvey” in the message box on their DONATE page.
Another organization that would appreciate your support is Samaritan's Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
New Hope Church located in Marvel, TX is also excepting donations for hurricane relief. Southland has a connection with New Hope through one of our staff members. New Hope is receiving teams to help with relief and clean up and has more information on their website under "Want To Help."
We will continue to monitor the needs and update you on any new opportunities to help. Please keep the people in and around Houston in your prayers.