Catastrophe. Disaster. Unprecedented. Devastating. The words roil and rise like the flood waters of Harvey. We want to do something. We want to help. And we will—both now and later.
We are partnering with Austin Disaster Relief, a stellar organization with whom we have partnered multiple times. Several from Highpoint have gone through the ADR training. We love partnering with them focusing on both physical and spiritual needs.
Here’s what we going to do immediately:
- We will take a special contribution this Sunday to get funds instantly into the pipeline. Please be prepared to give extra this Sunday. Talk with your kids about it. If your neighbors are looking for a place to give, ask them to give to Austin Disaster Relief or to Highpoint Fellowship (we will forward to funds to ADR).
- We are asking that you bring box fans, work gloves and heavy-duty trash bags any time during office hours (9 am – 4 pm) or on Sundays. These are specific requests from Austin Disaster Relief. Again, include your family and your neighbors. They’ll want to give also. We ask that you bring these specific items. Please do not bring clothing, furniture and other items.
- We are going to continue to pray that God will use this turmoil to draw people to himself and praise him because, as he did with his people at the Red Sea, “he changed the sea into dry land and they crossed on foot” (Psalm 66:6).
Are you looking for other ways to give? Here are three helpful links.
Just as we did with Katrina we will have many opportunities to continue helping. We sent teams to New Orleans years after the initial flood. We provided housing, food and automobiles. We’ll have opportunities to do the same going forward. It is a joy to do this together as we help our neighbors.
We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up. In times of trouble, God is with us, and when we are knocked down, we get up again. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Joining with you to be the hands of Jesus,